Oakridge

864 Charlie's Block Chardonnay

8.85 ratings
8.84 pro ratings
Yarra Valley, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

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.

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.

Jun 26th, 2022
Bob McDonald

Nothing to add to my previous notes. A well made Chardonnay from Chardonnay specialist, David Bicknell. Made in the leaner style. Travelling well at 10 years.

Nothing to add to my previous notes. A well made Chardonnay from Chardonnay specialist, David Bicknell. Made in the leaner style. Travelling well at 10 years.

May 14th, 2021
Bob McDonald

From Yarra Valley Chardonnay specialist Oakridge (they make other wines but always felt David Bicknell does his best work with Chardonnay). This from the cool wet difficult 2011 vintage. An excellent Chardonnay showing Grapefruit and Struck Match characters. Good intensity and great length. Richer and more fulsome than expected given the vintage. More like a white burgundy than any other Australian Chardonnay I can think of. At the recent Langtons Classification Tasting held every 4 years Oakridge 864 Chard was admitted for the first time in the Excellent Category.

From Yarra Valley Chardonnay specialist Oakridge (they make other wines but always felt David Bicknell does his best work with Chardonnay). This from the cool wet difficult 2011 vintage. An excellent Chardonnay showing Grapefruit and Struck Match characters. Good intensity and great length. Richer and more fulsome than expected given the vintage. More like a white burgundy than any other Australian Chardonnay I can think of. At the recent Langtons Classification Tasting held every 4 years Oakridge 864 Chard was admitted for the first time in the Excellent Category.

Oct 2nd, 2018
William Gordon

Cool. Climate. Lots of sour fruit. Not worth the $30

Cool. Climate. Lots of sour fruit. Not worth the $30

Aug 20th, 2014
Alex Alvärëz

Alex had this 8 years ago

Alex had this 8 years ago

Aug 20th, 2014