Risky Business White Knuckle Chardonnay 2016

Risky Business. Apt name for a wine label, but the wines are good so it can be seen as somewhat of a tongue in cheek statement. At least in this instance. Made by Michael Kerrigan of Hay Shed Hill, John Waldron the vintner and Rob Quenby the viticulturist. Only 300 dozen made. Each time i read the label, I can’t help but think of Metallica’s “Fuel.” Not your usual chardonnay soundtrack, but I’ll let you work it out.

Risky Business, White Knuckle, Chardonnay, Margaret River, 2016

Floral, white peach peach with a lightly grilled nuttiness, light barley water and saltbush. Savoury edged with yeasty, salty vegemite nuances meshing with those soft stone fruits, grapefruit and “$2 dollar shop” jersey caramel sweetness. The acidity creeps up through the texture and roars to life more than expected. Ultimately drinking well for a textured, savoury chardonnay rather than a riesling wannabe or a piece of buttered toast. Likeable more and more with each taste.

RRP: $25
Alc: 13%

Wine sample courtesy of Risky Business Wines

 

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