2010 Oakridge 864 Single Block Series "Winery Block" Syrah Yarra Valley (Elsewhere $70)
Bright, clear crimson-purple; supple and luscious, with vibrant red and black cherry aromas, which flow through to the mouthfilling palate; the whole berry ferment results in great purity of the fruit flavour, yet it has all of the texture one could wish for.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Medium garnet-purple in color, the 2010 864 Winery Block Syrah offers up attractive red and black berry aromas alongside notes of pepper, earth and bark intermingled with some herbal hints of stems and florals. The medium-bodied palate has vibrant acidity, a medium level of rounded tannins and a long, peppery and herbal finish. Drink it now to 2016+. (LPB)
Winemaker's Notes: "Vibrant purple red. Lifted fragrant and fresh black and redcurrant fruit followed by jasmine like florals, ground spices. A secondary look with air shows whole bunch notes of spice and sauvage adding complexity. The palate is juicy soft and round, laced with black fruit, raspberries, white pepper and spices. Very much medium bodied, this has beautiful line of acidity that adds length and balance to the velvety, gentle core of sweet fruit. A pure, fresh, fragrant wine."