2010 Oakridge Over the Shoulder Cabernet Merlot

imageThe blend is 52%/48% respectively, all sourced from the Oakridge Vineyard in Coldstream.

Fleshier and cuddlier than the Cabernet reviewed below. Very much open for business at the four year mark. Olives, leaf and herbs accompany the dark berried fruit. Tannins are soft and long. An aftertaste of cocoa and tea-leaf. 89

Region: Yarra Valley
Alcohol: 13.2%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $22
Tasted: May 2014


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5 Responses to 2010 Oakridge Over the Shoulder Cabernet Merlot

  1. Just doesn’t look right in a Burgundy bottle!

  2. I thought exactly the same thing :)

  3. carlos says:

    Yep, had a bit of flack about the burgundy shape. We used it as the cab/merlot had slipped to be our smallest make and we wanted to make it logistically ‘fit’ with the other OTS sku’s. So, if you will all kindly buy more….
    FYI, that looks like a 2008 bottle shot. The label on the ’10 has changed to the new masthead/logo, and the bint has been shrunk.

    • Had trouble accessing the trade page this time round. Grabbed an image and thought it looked odd but in haste couldn’t put my finger on why. Now updated using a 2009 bottle shot which I think is roughly the same or at least a better guide.

  4. carlos says:

    Yep. Will look into the problems.

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