Corton or Yarra Valley? Yes, those Burgundy comparisons are cliché and boring, but the quality analogue isn’t. This Oakridge 864 Henk Chardonnay 2018 is absolute top flight Chardonnay at a (comparatively) cheap price.
Delicate but still opulent, it’s another tour de force from Oakridge. The acid profile reminds me of Margaret River actually, more grapefruit than lemon, ala some of the modern Margaret River Chardonnay styles. Is it a clone expression? Mendoza, or one of the newer Dijon clones? Anyway, it’s nutty, golden and rich, yet miraculously delivers the acid bite too. What a wine. Sumptuous, taut, ripe, and ultimately satisfying drinking. Burgundy is the parallel, but it’s top shelf Australia all the way. Best drinking: now to at least eight years. 18.7/20, 95/100. 13.5%, $90. Would I buy it? Yes.
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