864 Single Block Release Block A6 Willowlake Chardonnay 2012

Similar notes to 71 weeks ago. Made by David Bicknell who is regarded by many experts in Australia as Australia’s premier exponent of Chardonnay - particularly by Roscoe at Prince Wine Store where I buy most of my wine. This was my last 2012 Willowlake 864 and it was singing. Nose of almonds, marzipan and nougat amidst the barrel ferment characters. Still carrying a nice acid line even at 10 years. Great intensity and complexity. More classy restraint than being full bodied. A regular purchase for me. — a month ago

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Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Soft easy drinking...not very complex but nice — a year ago


864 Charlie's Block Chardonnay 2011

My last bottle of this excellent Oakridge 864 Chardonnay. See previous Delectable notes. Great citric intensity on nose and palate. Oak is totally integrated - just a faint vanilla note. My previous note in May 2021 said lacking mid palate fruit but this has filled out nicely - it just needed another year. — 3 months ago

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864 Block Aqueduct Vineyard Henk Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Almost identical in profile to Giant Steps. Strawberries and cream on the palate. Smooth with just enough spice and acid to give interest. Not great p/q — a year ago

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864 Single Block Release Block A Lusatia Park Vineyard Chardonnay 2010

Top pedigree, top Chardonnay — 2 years ago

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Vineyard Series Henk Chardonnay 2019

N: lemon cream, apples, stone
P: very crisp w a hint of cream. Lemon and crisp apples, a bit of pepper shows up as well.
Lean but with a bit of leesy texture, and lots of acidity,
— 4 months ago


Single Block Release 864 Drive Block Funder & Diamond Vineyard Chardonnay 2011

Pale lemon in colour. Very flinty - burnt match sulphidic notes on the nose yet peachy stone fruit on the light + weight palate which has medium + intensity. Really good. David Bicknell makes terrific Chardonnay. — 8 months ago

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Local Vineyard Series Barkala Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Smoky, savoury, and spicy nose, some oak and a leesy sulphidic note. On the palate mainly citrus but a little riper verging on to stone fruit. One of David Bicknell’s lesser Cuvées which I thought would be lean but not so. Coming together at 6 years of age. Drinking really well from one of Australia’s best Chardonnay exponents. — a year ago

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