2020 Shaw & Smith M3 Chardonnay Adelaide Hills – The Shaw + Smith winery was built in 2000 giving them the ability to whole-bunch press chilled grapes for the first time, and underpinning the evolution of style from that first M3 Chardonnay vintage in 2000 through to the present day. The most significant event since then came in 2012 with the purchase of the Lenswood Vineyard. Chardonnay was originally planted in Lenswood for sparkling wine production but it now fulfils its potential for fine still wine, with finesse, flavour, and great natural acidity.
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.
Youthful and unevolved at this early stage, it will develop in complexity over the next 5+ years.
Enjoy by itself or with seafood dishes such as grilled king whiting with a caper butter sauce.
Single Price: $64.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $48.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $576.00