2021 Shaw + Smith M3 Chardonnay Half Bottle

2021 Shaw + Smith M3 Chardonnay Half Bottle

Notes

Stonefruit and citrus, contemporary and elegant | 375ml
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Try with pan fried whiting
Ideal drinking until 2029
Ideal serving temperature: 10 - 12°C
Produced using sustainable practices
Suitable for vegans

Vintage Tasting Notes

2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

Style

Tasting Notes
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.
Tasting Notes
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.

Growing and Making

Production Notes
The vintage threw up a number of challenges but the weather during the ripening period was extremely kind. February saw perfectly even ripening and resulted in grapes that were small, packed with flavour, and with higher than normal acidity.
Production Notes
The vintage threw up a number of challenges but the weather during the ripening period was extremely kind. February saw perfectly even ripening and resulted in grapes that were small, packed with flavour, and with higher than normal acidity.

Story

Winemaker Notes
The Shaw + Smith winery was built in 2000 giving us 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.
Winemaker Notes
The Shaw + Smith winery was built in 2000 giving us 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.

Reviews

Huon Hooke - The Real Review - April 2022

This lovely chardonnay has a toasty nut bouquet, with some smoky oak and fine fruit aromas, the palate delicate and restrained but intense at the same time, penetrating and long. A very taut, concentrated but refined wine with tension and persistence. It’s great now and has room to grow. 95 points

Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front - April 2022

Its impeccable self. Flavours of pear and quartz, nectarine and cedar, a gentle floral element, a subtle lactose note. It feels powerful, taut and refined at once. This is not a smack-you-in-the-eyes chardonnay and yet its quality and intensity are clear. As with many of the finest Australian chardonnays now, this will need a year or three from release to start showing its best self. 95 Points. 

Huon Hooke - The Real Review - April 2022

This lovely chardonnay has a toasty nut bouquet, with some smoky oak and fine fruit aromas, the palate delicate and restrained but intense at the same time, penetrating and long. A very taut, concentrated but refined wine with tension and persistence. It’s great now and has room to grow. 95 points

Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front - April 2022

Its impeccable self. Flavours of pear and quartz, nectarine and cedar, a gentle floral element, a subtle lactose note. It feels powerful, taut and refined at once. This is not a smack-you-in-the-eyes chardonnay and yet its quality and intensity are clear. As with many of the finest Australian chardonnays now, this will need a year or three from release to start showing its best self. 95 Points. 

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