Risky Business White Knuckle Chardonnay 2017

The 3rd vintage I’ve seen of this particular label from vintner John Waldron and viticulturist Rob Quenby. Price hasn’t changed and considering it is served on Qantas Airlines 1st class, that probably makes it even better value than before.

Risky Business, White Knuckle, Chardonnay, Margaret River, 2017

The 2017 is reined in a little from the 2016, coming in 1% ABV less. It blows nectarine kisses among a nutty, biscuity breath with toasty caramel/butterscotch oak. Full, bright and rippling palate with bunches of lemon citrus among the white stone fruit with sea spray/room scent freshness. The flavour lasts long, if somewhat constrained in complexity by youthfulness. I’m not sure if it’s quite the style for me, but it does what it does well.

RRP: $25
Alc: 12%
Rating: 17.5/20

Wine sample courtesy of Risky Business Wines

 

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