2013 Oakridge The Parish of Gruyere Chardonnay

imageColes exclusive. Certainly on the fruity side for an Oakridge Chardonnay. Almost precocious. Still possesses minerally acidity and trademark phenolic crunch.

Hints of pineapple with melon and peach. Honeycomb, caramel and a slight syrupyness. Very spicy, slightly biscuity. Interesting to see the house textural influence put up against such ripeness and generosity. I think it works and I suspect it could attract certain consumers who have previously found David Bicknell’s style too confronting and uncompromising in the past. Personally, I’ll wait for the 2013 Local Vineyard Series releases and the 864s. 91

Region: Yarra Valley
Alcohol: 13.0%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $30
Tasted: July 2014

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One Response to 2013 Oakridge The Parish of Gruyere Chardonnay

  1. Bumped up a point as it looks better on day three than it did over any of the first 24 hours.

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