'A standout vineyard with what feels like a strong influence of terroir. If the aromas of flint, chalk, sandstone, dried white blossoms, white peppers, dried nutmeg, acacia and dried citrus peel don’t grab your attention, then nothing will. This does about everything right for a cool-climate chardonnay, marrying a strong center palate of textured citrus fruit and spicy complexity with an ethereally long line of acidity and pith. First commercially available vintage of this stunning site in the Yarra. Amazing now but better in 2025.' 97 Points. James Suckling
'Light yellow colour, reserved. The bouquet is led by a smoky sulfide and oak note, and the taste is bright and fresh, intense and fruit-driven, not overly complex, but delicious. The wine is superbly taut and focused, the flavour pure and refined and very long. There's a magical combination of delicacy and intensity. ' 96 Points. Huon Hooke
'If you ever want to pass some wine wisdom on to someone, just say these three words: Oakridge And Chardonnay. You pretty much can’t miss. This Henk release is chardonnay in its pomp, awash with stonefruit and grapefruit, laced with spice, tipped with toast and just flinty enough to give it some flash. It’s pure as a summer’s morning, complex as a family Xmas. Beaut buying.' 94 Points. Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
Where this wine comes from - Yarra Valley
Just 50 kilometres from Melbourne, Victoria’s Yarra Valley is a star of the wine regions surrounding the city, known as the ‘Melbourne Dress Circle’. With plenty of microclimates and sub-regions, the Yarra Valley doesn’t have a weak link. Certainly the region’s reputation has been built on the quality of its cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. As far as Chardonnay goes, Yarra Valley strikes the right balance of ripeness, without going over the edge. There’s white peach, lemon pith and Fuji apple supported by a fine spine of citrus-like acidity complemented by supportive oak maturation. The region’s Pinot Noir certainly produces that ethereal quality that Pinot-philes go crazy for – with lifted cherry notes, texture and length. Pinosity? It’s here in spades. Don’t discount Yarra Valley Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, which also have a long history in the region and are being recognised for producing their own unique regional styles. Game on!