I’m loving the new age of Australian light reds. Meunier, Gamay, Pinot Meunier, Trousseau. Nouveau styles. Joven styles. It’s like suddenly our collective industry woke up one day and realised that not everything needs to be full bodied.
This Oakridge Meunier 2018 is a prime example too. At first glance you’d easily mistake it as a Yarra Pinot Noir, but there’s red apples in amongst the strawberry. It’s not light – more medium bodied – with this plump middle and fine. lightly leafy tannins.
Exuberant and affable modern red that is more than just a simple drink.
Best drinking: Now and a good 3 years. 17.7/20, 92/100. 13.7%, $28. Would I buy it? In a millisecond.