Oakridge 864 Single Block Release Yarra Valley Chardonnay Charlie’s Block J & J D’Aloisio Vineyard

Painstakingly crafted and electrically energised, this is a chardonnay of remarkable drive and longevity. An electrifying shard of 2011 acidity and lemon juice purity impales the core of the palate, drawing it out tangy, graceful and exceedingly elegant. The bouquet is a celebration of sensational delicacy: lifted white lily blossom, lemon zest, fresh grapefruit pulp and granny smith apple becoming struck flint and subtle charcuterie. The finish swirls with refined lemon and grapefruit, understated, supportive oak and immense, tightly-coiled energy. $72 direct.