2012 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series "Guerin Vineyard" Chardonnay, Yarra Valley
Strongly structured and layered, with white peach and nectarine joined by cashew.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Scented of yuzu zest, orange blossom and fresh lime juice with touches of toast, struck match and clotted cream. (92+)
A little more flesh from the warmer 2012 vintage after the exceptionally cool 2011s. Interestingly this site seems to find the middle ground between the Barkala Ridge and Denton bottlings. Showing white Peach, orchard blossom, citrus and raw almonds. Quite structured and serious with good density on the mid palette. Perfectly integrated oak. 93+ points from The Wine Front: "The Guerin Vineyard is at Gladysdale in the Yarra Valley. When it comes to chardonnay, Oakridge’s Local Vineyard Series is pretty much reliably sensational. This Guerin Vineyard chardonnay is spot on. Lithe, elegant, textural and tasty. Has a savouriness at its heart. Has lemon and lemon curd and lime flavours, with oatmeal and toasty oak and a quick strike of matchstick. Beautiful."