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2016 Shaw and Smith M3 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

2016 Shaw and Smith M3 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

95 Points James Halliday
2016 Shaw and Smith M3 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay
95 Points James Halliday

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A modern classic of Aussie Chard that shows you what a more moderate, elevated climate can do for their whites. This one is flinty, nutty and citric and everything we hope for in our best Kiwi examples but with an effortless mineral elegance and restraint of which, frankly, our best producers would be envious. A world legend of stylish Chardonnay and supreme value, the M3 is a benchmark wine too stylish to ignore.

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$44.99 in mixed 6+ or $48.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

Shaw + Smith began over a long lunch in 1989 when cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith decided to realise a long held dream to make wine together. They specialise in Sauvignon Blanc, M3 Chardonnay, cool climate Shiraz and Pinot Noir.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Halliday's Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday

"So much flavour packed into this chardonnay, but never loses focus or detail. Pristine and perfectly ripe fruit, a mix of stone fruit and citrus folded into creamy lees, and ginger notes with a liberal seasoning of integrated French oak spice. A fuller-bodied palate, texture and complexity with ultra-refreshing acidity. No point waiting." Drink by 2024

95/100 Toni Patterson MW

"Despite the warm year, this chardonnay has impressive reserve, with the hard-to-achieve mix of elegance and intensity. It is youthful and primary right now, with room to grow over time. A complex wine with bright, lemony fruit. The winemaking stamp is sophisticated yet subtle 22 AUG 2018" Drink 2018 - 2023

17.5/20 JancisRobinson.com, Richard Hemming

"Toast and oyster shell on the nose with all the salinity and poise of great Chablis. Yet there is much more substance on the palate, not too dissimilar to the likes of Pouilly-Fuissé, in fact. Would be a great challenge to identify this blind! Really terroir-driven. (RH)." Drink 2018 - 2024

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    South Australia

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK
with SEAFOOD
with SHELLFISH

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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