Chardonnay M3 2017


Chardonnay M3

Regulated designation
Table wine
South Australia
Mount Lofty Ranges, Adelaide Hills
Chardonnay 100 %
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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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Notes about product

The grapes for this vintage were sourced predominantly from the Lenswood Vineyard (planted in 1999), at 455–500 metres' elevation. East and west facing aspects on gentle slopes, the soils are brown loams over clay with broken shale on the ridges.

Winemaking notes

The grapes were hand picked and whole bunch pressed, then fermented and matured on lees in French oak barriques and puncheons.

Tasting notes

Aromas of white flowers, citrus, lemon blossom and nectarine. Bright acidity, showing elegance and restraint.

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 96 points -

May 2019

A stunning chardonnay for the intensity and complexity it delivers, this has attractive flinty aromas aligned with white peaches and nectarines. The palate has mouthwatering intensity with fresh acidity and very attractive fruit purity. Grilled hazelnuts to close. 

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