2012 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Oakridge Vineyard Merlot

imageNo-one ever mentions Oakridge winemaker David Bicknell’s unrelenting enthusiasm for Merlot.

Medium-bodied, vital and structured. Very much the sort of expression I think we should be pursuing in Australia. Brambly fruit, both red and black, mingles with herbs, autumn leaf, pepper and a hint of brined olives. Balanced chewed pencil oak, slightly nervy acidity and tightly knit tannin. Becomes savoury from the mid-palate on. Three glasses in three days and I liked the third the most. 91

Region: Yarra Valley
Alcohol: 13.3%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $26
Tasted: March 2014


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