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Shaw & Smith M3 Chardonnay 2021 375ml

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HALF-DOZEN: $199.50 or $33.25 each
DOZEN: $378.00 or $31.50 each
Producer: Shaw + Smith
Country: Australia
Grape: chardonnay
Size: HALF
Vintage: 2020

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. CAMPBELL MATTINSON, The Wine Front

The '21 M3 release sees a price rise, which the makers clearly consider fitting for a wine celebrated as one of the best chardonnays in the country. It's also an outstanding vintage. Quietly, it wields its magic. Its youthful exuberance is tightly wound, with whispers of green apple, grapefruit, lemon peel and almond, firming and rising through the wine. Acidity drives and energises the pristine fruit with oak a gentle accompaniment. Fine and elegant now. An outstanding future is writ large. JENI PORT, James Halliday