Wine Time - Oakdene Blue Label Pinot Noir 2011 $23
Wine Review by Jon Helmer (Geelong + Surf Coast Living Magazine - Summer 2015)
Oakdene is a small boutique producer committed to quality and this has been reflected in the numerous awards and trophies they have won in the short time since establishing in 2001. 2011 was a challenging vintage as most growers new to the game had never experienced or seen conditions like it before. It's important to note tha the fruit for this wine was all sourced from the same vineyard as their successful 'Peta's' pinot noir block. The wine is light in colour with nice rose petal/floral/cherry complexities on the nose with a soft, more feminine-like mouth feel on the palate with light cherry flavours predominating. Think lunch, think quiche, think light, and easy drinking 'beaujolais-like' pinot noir! Check out also their amazing Shiraz, Chardonnay and Sparkling wines.