Most Australian Chardonnays are now of the 'crisp' variety. The 2011 Penfolds 311 Chardonnay from Henty in Victoria is a prime example. It tastes of citrus and passionfruit and has appealing precision in its texture. The wine is a little lean, quite Chablis-like, and comes in at a pleasing 12% alcohol.
There are no huge surprises in this wine, but there is a lot to like: a very modern, well made, not overly made Chardonnay.