Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Oakridge Local Vineyard Series 2012 Willowlake Vineyard Pinot Noir

This feminine, ethereal pinot noir was one of my favourites of the holiday season - how lucky we are in Australia to be able to buy such gloriously seductive wines without breaking the bank. Silky, supple, sensuous and serious; this is the vinous equivalent of sexy university professor. Great work from winemaker David Bicknell and his Oakridge team. It is one of a series of single vineyard pinots designed to illustrate different Yarra terroirs, but it stands alone as a beautiful drink. From the Gladysdale sub-region with red soils, it is pale red in colour and has substance to add to the satin with some earthy mushroom and truffle notes and delicate but emphatic structure. Just delightful. $38. www.oakridgewines.com.au

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