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2021 Shaw & Smith Chardonnay "M3"

Shaw & Smith 2021 M3 Chardonnay

Winery: Shaw & Smith

Vintage: 2021

Wine Name/Vineyard: "M3"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Adelaide Hills

State or country: Australia

Price: $35

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 93 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: May 7, 2023

Wine Review: This pale straw-colored Chardonnay from Shaw & Smith opens with an oak influenced pear and green melon bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, rounded and pretty bright for a Chard. The flavor profile is a tasty oak influenced green apple with notes of saline, chalky minerality and chamomile tea. I also detected hints of nutmeg, pineapple, and ripe pear. The finish is dry and refreshing. I would pair this Chard with lobster with drawn butter. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Aiming for elegance, restraint and the ability to age, acid is bright and there’s generosity of flavor. Typically, it shows white flowers, citrus, and nectarine notes. The 2021 vintage was one of the best on record. Ripe and healthy fruit resulted in a beautifully balanced M3, with great flavors, and fresh acidity right through to the long finish. Superb alongside grilled Pacific Sea Bass with a caper butter sauce.

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