Father and son Callum and Dave Powell make wine in the Barossa and Eden Valleys in the style (and therefore using the hero varieties) of France’s Rhone.
Shiraz parcels from both Eden and Barossa are married here to play up the individual strengths of both. Expect perfume and complexity from master blenders.
Light, bright yellow colour and a smoky, toasty-barrel, lightly-toasted cashew nut bouquet. The wine is intense and rich, mouth-filling and powerful, with a long finish, which is full and emphatic. Delicious fruit-sweetness and a clean, persistent carry that is pure, refined and thoroughly satisfying. Clearly the best of Oakridge's three 2016 LVS wines.
95 points, Huon Hooke (October 2017)