Taking a Punt

Travel the Yarra Valley and on your way to the Dairy (well worth a visit) you can visit Punt Road Wines. Visit on a Sunday and you may be lucky enough to encounter some live music…

2018 Pinot Gris: OUR PICK FOR BEST WHITE. Punt Road was one of the first vineyards in the Yarra Valley to plant this variety and they seem to have learned a lot in that time. The 2018 offering shows the typical pear on the nose and the palate, followed by some other light fruit flavours. Some minerality in the finish. A well made wine that will be seen in our homes over the summer. $23 per bottle.

2017 Chardonnay: A good nose that invites you in, followed by a creaminess that is typical of good Chardonnay. We are spoilt for good examples of Chardonnay in the Yarra Valley and this one isn’t our favourite. That doesn’t mean it won’t be yours. Get in though, as this is one of the best sellers. $24 per bottle.

2018 Gris on skins: by soaking the juice on skins, this Pinot Gris has developed a peachy-pink colour which seems to glow in the glass. After an exciting start, there is some sourness in the finish. This may pass with some bottle-age, but for now it hindered the experience. $22 per bottle.

2017 Pinot Noir: OUR PICK FOR BEST RED. A beautiful example of Yarra Valley Pinot Noir. Some Cherry on the nose leads into a remarkably soft palate. The tannins are even smoother than the Block 11 Cabernet (which is lovely but costs $85 per bottle) making this a remarkable wine and even more so when considering the price. $22 per bottle.

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