Punt Road Chardonnay 2011

Punt Road is situated in the middle of the Yarra Valley, and I usually pop into their cellar door every few years because their cabernet sauvignon and shiraz single variety wines are mostly reliable and well priced.

Punt Road’s 2011 chardonnay – from a wet year in the Yarra Valley – was the only local chardonnay by the glass at a restaurant, and so I gave it a go. ¬†It wasn’t overly impressive. ¬†Served too cold, tinned lemon and underripe melon slowly emerged¬†out by way of fragrance and were quite muted in their expression. ¬†The palate seemed a little dilute, with soft length, and decidedly light handed oak work. ¬†Some lemons, bread and a bit of tang emerged with time in the glass. ¬†The wine opened up a bit in the glass, so it may be better than this, but for now it’s graded as a pass only. ¬†Acceptable

Abv: Not recorded.
Price: $20
Vendors: Check http://www.wine-searcher.com/
Website: http://www.puntroadwines.com.au
Tasted: 2012

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