Stylish and elegant

Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Willowlake Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016, Yarra Valley, AUD $38

From the high-altitude Gladysdale subregion, this stylish, elegant pinot drinks well now and has ageing potential. There are smoked charcuterie and dark cherry aromas, the palate tight and concentrated, with a touch of tannin grip balancing a core of fruit sweetness. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: drink now to 14 years

Food: drink with Cumberland pork sausages

Stockists: Oakridge Wines (AU & NZ); Best Cellars, East Sydney – NSW; Melbourne Wine House, Southbank – Vic (AU)

Ranked #2 of 50 2016 Pinot Noir from Yarra Valley

Price Benchmark: AUD $59.75 Avg 95pt 2016 Pinot Noir tasted from Australia

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