Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Penfolds 311 Chardonnay

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.

Score: 93/++

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