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Henk Vineyard Chardonnay 2021


White stone fruit and grapefruit citrus flavours are complimented with layers of creamy texture from barrel fermentation and time on lees.

Wine Details

Region Yarra Valley

State Victoria

Wine Type White Wine

Variety Type Chardonnay

Alcohol Percentage 13.3%


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Tasting Notes

Pale straw in appearance with a green hue. Lifted aromatics of grilled citrus and white fleshed stone fruit build in the glass. Hints of fresh picked spice, raw shelled nuts and struck match add complexity and detail to the wine. The palate is textural and concentrated, with a seamless acid line holding shape while providing drive and line. White stone fruit and grapefruit citrus flavours are complemented with layers of creamy texture from barrel fermentation and time on lees. Well handled phenolics add definition complimenting the long fine finish.

Vineyard Notes

This wine was sourced from the north facing Henk Vineyard, sited in the red volcanic soils of Woori Yallock.

Winemaker's Notes

A traditional winemaking approach was used to produce this wine – handpicked and whole bunch pressed directly to 500 litre French oak puncheons for a natural fermentation followed by a 9 month maturation on lees.

Vintage Notes

A long, cool growing season with average crops and abundant rainfall has resulted in wines with outstanding varietal flavour and purity.


Title 2024 Halliday Wine Companion

Rating 96 / 100

Product Reviews (3)

James Suckling - 96pts

“Aromas of baked lemon, flint, hazelnut and lime zest. Medium-bodied with bright and driving acidity. The palate is energetic and fruity with an array of smoked citrus and apple fruit. Balanced and long. Textural at the finish. Drink or hold.” – James Suckling

The Real Review - 95pts

“Toasty-nutty oak and low-level reduction adds up to a complex and savoury bouquet, with hints of nougat. The wine is rich and full in the mouth, but also has some reserve and tension. A stylish and well-balanced wine of superior intensity and drive through the finish. Delicious.” – Huon Hooke

Q WINE - 95pts

“What a beauty! Oakridge has nailed another Chardonnay. From the Yarra Valley’s Woori Yallock district, this Henk vineyard is all class. Concentrated with charming depth, lovely lines of intrigue captivate. Lacy and rounded, that depth and focus can’t be missed. Barbecued nectarines, almonds, cashews, vanilla, there is more of a citrus presence here than the Hazeldene. A touch of flint tucks in behind too. Some tense grapefruit tightens the noose around the palate with a drive that brings the mouth to water. Sip slow and just embrace – another class act from Oakridge. Drink to eight years.” – Steve Leszczynski.

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