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
Yarra Valley
December 17, 2012

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