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Chardonnay September 10, 2019
2017 Oakridge 864 Funder & Diamond Chardonnay
Wine Rating 
 
98

One of the most inspiring and impactful Australian wines i have had the pleasure to taste. Oakridge consistently produce some of the best Chardonnay in Australia, with the 2017 Funder & Diamond near faultless.

A light yellow in the glass with a fleck of green in colour; white nectarine combines with just ripe fig and a powdery, flint like note that is the signature of Oakridge. The palate shows a wine that contrasts concentration, purity of fruit and winemaker influences in a way that reaches a crescendo of both elegance and interest, a combination not always possible. Oak gives a spice and decadence that along with almondmeal and brioche richness sets the baseline against piercing peach and a lemony thread of acidity. The finish is driven by stone fruits with oyster shell and citrus tones giving both texture and length.

When to Drink

Optimal Drinking
2019 - 2030
Date Reviewed
09 02, 2019

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