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Shaw + Smith, M3 Chardonnay, Adelaide hills, Aus, 2019

A top Australian Chardonnay, the M3 is a modern classic. 


Though it does show typical Australian generosity, with ripe nectarine fruit and some rich, buttery hints from barrel fermentation and aging, this wine is very much a modern Australian Chardonnay. Freshness, elegance and bright acidity. Oak is not the protagonist here, but playing a blinder of a supporting role. Blossomy and citrusy. A treat. 


The type of wine that demands top notch modern Australian fare. I can't help but visualise a brightly sunlit table with a luxurious lunch of Donna Hay style, produce-led fare. Scallops pan seared with butter. A crab linguine or maybe grilled lobster with garlic butter?


Seared Scallops and Pear with white balsamic dressing


Crispy Whitebait with shaved fennel


Crumbed Salmon with Sweet Potato Fries

Shaw + Smith, M3 Chardonnay, Adelaide hills, Aus, 2019


Established in 1989 by Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith MW, Shaw + Smith's aim is to make contemporary, high quality wines that stand among the best of their type in Australia. The wines are made exclusively from fruit grown in the Adelaide Hills, one of Australia's coolest and most exciting regions. Shaw + Smith specialise in grape varieties suited to cooler climates, such as Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, and also make outstanding wines from Shiraz and Pinot Noir.