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864 Oakridge Vineyard Close-Planted Syrah 2021

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$96.00

A peppery and spicy syrah with impressive definition and concentration.

Wine Details

Region Yarra Valley

State Victoria

Wine Type Red Wine

Variety Type Syrah

Alcohol Percentage 13.9%

Background

Our 864 range features exceptional wines from specific and single blocks, produced in small quantities and released in only the best years. An Oakridge 864 wine is terroir-driven. Made to demonstrate the importance of time and place with every bottle, and always a tribute to tradition, these wines are ready to drink now or cellar.

Tasting Notes

Vibrant purple in appearance with a ruby hue. Opulently fruited on the nose, with aroma of dragonfruit, blueberry and plum leading to notes of cassis. Elements of black olive, green pepper, bunch spice and toast add complexity. The palate is expansive, textural and concentrated with a generous core of blue and purple berried fruits, long chains of plush velvety tannins are intricately woven within the fruit providing length and supportive structure. A subtle line of acid keeps the wine on point, never wavering. Pure, succulent and refined from start to finish.

Vineyard Notes

Oakridge Vineyard, Close Planted Block. East-facing at 120 metres above sea level. Planted at 5,200 plants per hectare in the grey alluvial loams of Coldstream using the R6VW28 clone and cropped at 6.7 t/Ha.

Winemaker's Notes

All grapes hand harvested and sorted prior to destemming 70% of the berries directly to fermenter on top of 30% whole bunches for fermentation. After a three day cold maceration, fermentation spontaneously commenced peaking at 30°C. The fermenter was regularly pumped over and plunged during a three week fermentation. The wine was then pressed to French oak barrels for a 14 month maturation before blending and bottling.

Vintage Notes

A long, cool growing season with average cropping levels and ample rainfall has resulted in wines with outstanding varietal definition and purity. Flowering occurred in November, fruit set in late December and harvested on March 18th at 12.9 baume.

Awards

Title 2024 Halliday Wine Companion

Rating 98 / 100

Product Reviews (2)

Halliday Wine Companion - 98pts

“The superb colour is no surprise, nor is the perfume and sheer elegance of the wine in the mouth. Black cherries, black peppercorns and spices have quicksilver energy and speed. It only just makes the medium-bodied scale but will live for decades thanks to its perfect balance.” – Philip Rich

The Real Review - 95pts

“Deep and bright purple-red colour with a meaty/charcuterie, spice and raspberry aroma overlaid by a top-note of linseed oil. It’s full-bodied but not a blockbuster, intense and driving, with a sheen of drying tannins on the aftertaste. The acidity is quite lively, refreshing the finish. It’s packed full of potential.” – Huon Hooke

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