The 'Over the shoulder' range from top Yarra Valley winery Oakridge, is the entry level for these guys. It's an elegant, medium-bodied style that shows scents of red berries and plums on the nose, along with subtle sniffs of pepper spice. The palate is balanced and juicy, with sweet red fruits and dried herb flavours, friendly tannins, and a succulent, pepper finish. Chuck a couple of lamb chops on the barbie and enjoy!
Vintage A wonderful growing season with abundant spring rainfall, low crops and warm ripening conditions has resulted in wines that are deeply flavoured and intensely varietal.
Vineyards This Shiraz was sourced from the Whitsend and Oakridge vineyards in Coldstream.
Winemaking 100% handpicked grapes, crafted using traditional methods.
Tasting note Deep, bright purple hued reds. Fresh, ripe plum fruit, blackberry then whole bunch derived brown spice and chacuterie-like meatiness. Complex, not fruit driven, and this translates across the palate. Brightness, freshness, black fruits, red currants and damsons bound by fine savoury tannins and mescal like tang. Eminently drinkable.