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2015 SHAW + SMITH Chardonnay M3

SHAW + SMITH Chardonnay M3 2015

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  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Liquid Art
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 68338
  • Format
  • Format
  • 6x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • Speculative
  • Status
  • Status
  • Store Only
  • Country
  • Country
  • Australia
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Table wine
  • Region
  • Region
  • South Australia
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Mount Lofty Ranges, Adelaide Hills
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Chardonnay 100 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • White
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Metal screw cap
  • About this winery

    Shaw + Smith winery was founded in 1989 by Michael Hill Smith and Martin Shaw with the goal of producing elegant, refined, world class wines from the cool climate Adelaide hills region of Australia. That Shaw + Smith have succeeded in spades should come as no surprise given the resumes of the winery's two founders. Michael Hill Smith was born into wine, a member of the Yalumba family. A Cordon Bleu trained chef, wine writer, wine judge, and Australia's first Master of Wine he relished the...

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  • Tasting notes

    Aromas of white flowers, grapefruit, and white peach. A note of brioche adds complexity. These notes carry through to the palate, which is long and flavourful, with mid-palate texture and bright acid.

  • Viticultural notes

    2015 was a remarkable vintage. Above average winter rainfall ensured a good start to the growing season and warm weather around the New Year was followed by useful rain in mid January. The season concluded with mild, stable conditions and delivered fruit of wonderful quality to the winery.

  • Winemaking notes

    M3 is at the forefront of the ongoing refinement and evolution of Australian Chardonnay. The aim is elegance, restraint, and capacity to age in the bottle. Bunches were chilled overnight, whole-bunch pressed, then fermented in new and used French oak. The wine spent 9 months in oak with some lees stirring, and another 2 months on lees in the tank prior to bottling.

Press reviews

  • - 94 Points -

    July 2017

    A complex and deeply layered chardonnay with peach fruit, citrus and hazelnut. Toasty oak and nectarine too. The palate has hints of almond pastry amid nectarine and grapefruit. Concentrated and assertive, layered, and a driving finish.

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  • - 91 Points -

    April 2017

    Strikes a balance between vibrant, crisp pineapple and lemon flavors and a warm, toasty cedar note. Harmonious and intense on the finish.

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