Shaw & Smith 'M3' Chardonnay 2019

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  • M3 is at the forefront of the ongoing refinement and evolution of Australian Chardonnay.
  • Aromas of white flowers, grapefruit, and white peach. A note of brioche adds complexity.
  • "We aim for elegance, restraint, and the capacity to age in bottle."
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    $44.99
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  • Ray Jordan
    96 points
  • Toni Paterson M
    95 points

Editors notes

M3 is at the forefront of the ongoing refinement and evolution of Australian Chardonnay. We aim for elegance, restraint, and the capacity to age in bottle.

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 flavoursome, with mid-palate texture and bright acid.

Details

Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Apple
    • Lemon
    • Nectarine
  • Palate
    • Apple
    • Cream
    • Peach

Food Pairings

  • Cheese
  • Fish
  • Poultry

Critic Scores & reviews

  • Ray Jordan

    96
    "(2017 vintage) Really good vintage. Really good wine. A winner for Shaw and Smith for some years, and this is absolutely one of the best. Comes off the Lenswood vineyard in the Adelaide Hills. Light toasty stone fruit and grapefruit with a creamy texture spliced with a subtle lees character and some understated minerality. Lovely balance."
  • Toni Paterson MW

    95
    "(2017 vintage)One of Australia’s great chardonnays. Incredibly complex with wafting nutty top notes, plus hints of oatmeal and citrus zest. The palate is bright and wildly intense with lemon delicious, white nectarine and nougat. Bright and superbly well-integrated acidity. Although this fine Adelaide Hills wine is completely delicious now, it is an infant and will grow and evolve with time in bottle."

Other vintages

Love this wine? Here's a list of other vintages we have in stock if you'd like to try them as well.

  1. Shaw & Smith 'M3' Chardonnay 2018 (375Ml)
    • Variety Chardonnay
    • Vintage 2018
    • Brand Shaw and Smith
    • Cellaring 5-10 Years
    • Wine Type White
    • Alcohol Percentage 13.0% Alcohol
    Shaw & Smith 'M3' Chardonnay 2018 (375Ml)
    • Ray Jordan
      96 points
    • Toni Paterson M
      95 points
    • Campbell Mattin
      94 points
    • Andrew Graham
      94 points
    • Huon Hooke
      93 points
    $24.99
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  2. Shaw & Smith 'M3' Chardonnay 2020 (375Ml)
    • Variety Chardonnay
    • Vintage 2020
    • Brand Shaw and Smith
    • Cellaring 5-10 Years
    • Wine Type White
    • Alcohol Percentage 13.0% Alcohol
    Shaw & Smith 'M3' Chardonnay 2020 (375Ml)
    • Ray Jordan
      96 points
    • Toni Paterson M
      95 points
    • Campbell Mattin
      94 points
    • Andrew Graham
      94 points
    • Huon Hooke
      93 points
    $24.99
    Add to Wish List
  3. Shaw & Smith 'M3' Chardonnay 2017
    • Variety Chardonnay
    • Vintage 2017
    • Brand Shaw and Smith
    • Cellaring 5-10 Years
    • Wine Type White
    • Alcohol Percentage 13.0% Alcohol
    Shaw & Smith 'M3' Chardonnay 2017
    • Ray Jordan
      96 points
    • Toni Paterson M
      95 points
    • Campbell Mattin
      94 points
    • Andrew Graham
      94 points
    • Huon Hooke
      93 points
    $44.99
    Add to Wish List

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Locations

Australia

The Australian wine industry is the fourth-largest exporter in the world, exporting 760 million litres to countries such as the UK, France, Italy and Spain. It has been one of the most successful 'New World' wine producing countries. It has done this by formally exporting and marketing its wines as a whole, through Wine Australia. There is also a significant domestic market for Australian wines, with Australians consuming nearly 500 million litres of wine per year. The wine industry is a significant contributor to the Australian economy through production, employment, export and tourism.

Wine regions are in almost all the states with Victoria having 21 regions! Read more about key wine regions such as Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and local to New South Wales, Cowra, Southern Highlands and Mudgee.

South Australia

If you like Australian wine, then you probably like South Australia wine. The rich reds produced there put Australia on the wine-making map of the world. With over 40% of the country's vineyards, South Australia can rightfully call itself the wine state.

Wines are produced in several regions throughout the state, though many are naturally grouped together, like Barossa and Eden Valleys, only 15 minutes apart. They include such regions as Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Eden Valley, Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, The Limestone Coast, McLaren Vale and Wrattonbully to name but a few!

Barossa Valley boasts some of the oldest vines in Australia dating back to 1843 and produces some of the world's finest Shiraz, whilst the 'terra rossa' soils of Coonawarra is most suited to producing outstanding Cabernet Sauvignons. If you're a fan of Riesling, Clare Valley is a great place to explore and for a Maritime climate not dissimilar to parts of the Italian coastline, seek out the wines from McLaren Vale.

Adelaide Hills

Famous for their Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir, the viticulture of this region was re-established in 1979 but grapes were planted locally as early as 1839. During the last three decades, Adelaide Hills has emerged as one of Australia’s most exciting cool climate wine region, being known to produce elegant, distinct, sophisticated wines. Located in the Mount Lofty Ranges and only a 30 minute drive from Adelaide, this region is home not only to over 90 wine labels and 48 cellar doors, but also to multiple forests, beef and dairy farms, apple and pear orchards.

Known to be one of the largest geographical wine regions in Australia, the Adelaide Hills are made up of two registered sub regions: Lenswood and Piccadilly Valley. These narrow band of hills stretch across to be approximately 70 km long and 30 km wide and border Barossa and Eden Valleys to the North and McLaren Vale to the South.

The climate of this region is considerably cooler compared to other wine regions in the summer, due to the altitudes of the vineyards being 400-700 meters high. The cooler drier climate produces grapes with ideal fruit composition, creating the perfect balance of flavour and acidity.

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About the brand Shaw and Smith

Shaw + Smith was established in 1989 by cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill-Smith MW after having a long held dream of making wine together. It was identified as a leading producer of Sauvignon Blanc by the time they acquired a 42ha property at Woodside, in the Adelaide Hills region. In 1999, Martin and Michael bought a 36ha property in Balhannah, building the attractive winery in 2000 and planting more Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Riesling.

Shaw + Smith's winery is considered as the benchmark for winery improvements in Adelaide Hills. In 2002, a new bottling line was set up, guaranteeing full control of every aspect of production - from grape berry to bottle.

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