Shaw + Smith M3 Chardonnay

Shaw & Smith M3 Chardonnay 2018

Adelaide Hills, South Australia   |    750ml   |    13.5%

97 Points | Trophy Best Young White Wine - 2019 RMWS

Shaw and Smith have been on the forefront of the ongoing refinement and evolution of Australian Chardonnay; their M3 Chardonnay is considered among Australia's greatest examples. Made with the aim of elegance, restraint and the capacity to age, this offers a complexity and intensity rarely found.

The newly released 2018 Shaw and Smith M3 Chardonnay is another brilliant offering that's already attracting plenty of praise. This received a Gold Medal (97 Points) at the 2019 Royal Melbourne Wine Show, while also collecting the 'Francois De Castella Trophy' for Best Young White Wine.

"96 Points. Shaw + Smith M3 Chardonnay is a wine of note. It’s a wine with a view, as in we all have one of it. It’s come a long way over the years. I like my flint and funk but when I first opened this it was alarming. It was a matchbox factory. Some chardonnays need a decant and a wait. Give this time and it shows both power and poise, its grapefruit, custard apple and stone fruit flavours woven expertly with cedar, oatmeal, almond milk and matches. It has a quartz-like aspect, a bristle to its brilliance. It’s narrow but it’s not lean; there’s more than enough power to its fruit. It should drink quite sensationally, from appropriate glassware, in another 2-4 years. 13% alc. $49 Screwcap Drink: 2021 - 2027" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

"19.5/20. Class is evident from the first aroma: a wonderful amalgam of stonefruit, yellow citrus with hints of yellowbox honey and exceptionally judged winemaking giving an overall sense of calm. Seamless palate: wonderfully integration with yin yang of richer nectarine stonefruit melding beautifully with crisp, biting lemon sorbet citrus. Depth, freshness, balance and an incredibly long finish make this an exceptional wine. $49 13% alc." - Regan Drew, vinonotebook.com.
Best Young White - 2019 RMWS

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$46.90
Shaw + Smith began over a long lunch in 1989 when cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith decided to realise a long held dream to make wine together. They specialise in Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, cool climate Shiraz and Pinot Noir

Shaw and Smith share a vision of making exciting, refined wines exclusively from the Adelaide Hills that rank amongst Australia's best.
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South Australia
Adelaide Hills
750
13.5
Outstanding quality from a growing season that threatened, at times, to be tricky. After some heat in January, the moderate, dry and sunny months of February and March delivered beautifully balanced fruit. Crop levels were slightly below average, enhancing flavour and intensity.

Aiming for elegance, restraint and the ability to age, acid is bright and there’s generosity of flavour. Typically it shows white flowers, citrus, and nectarine notes.

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