2020 M3 Chardonnay, Shaw & Smith, Adelaide Hills

Shaw + Smith M3 Chardonnay is a modern classic. High altitude vineyards, careful selection and use of oak, including larger puncheons, combine to create a contemporary and elegant Chardonnay full of bright citrus, just-ripe stone fruit, white floral character and a lovely smoky note.

Critic score
98/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Australia
  • Grape
    Chardonnay
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2030
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
2020 M3 Chardonnay, Shaw & Smith, Adelaide Hills

TASTING NOTES

Sourced from 3 vineyards in Piccadilly, Lobethal and the estate’s high-elevation Lenswood block. Whole-bunch pressed, fermented and matured on lees in French barriques and puncheons. The first thing that strikes you is an elegance that is so fundamental to the style and respectful to the elite fruit within. The faintest of oak lifts adds a complexity to start, but the energy and concentration of the fruit become the prime focus on the palate. It's all about chardonnay's finest flavours and a vibrant acidity to drive it long into the future.

Tony Love, Wine Companion (August 2021)
98/100

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