Shaw & Smith M3 Chardonnay 2018 1500ml

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  • South Melbourne
  • Sydney

GOLD - 2019 Royal Melbourne Wine Show

Trophy -  Winner of the Francois de Castella Trophy for Best Young White Wine
Trophy - Consistency of Excellence Medal

GOLD - James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge

Shaw + Smith M3 Chardonnay is a wine of note. It’s a wine with a view, as in we all have one of it. It’s come a long way over the years. I like my flint and funk but when I first opened this it was alarming. It was a matchbox factory. Some chardonnays need a decant and a wait. Give this time and it shows both power and poise, its grapefruit, custard apple and stone fruit flavours woven expertly with cedar, oatmeal, almond milk and matches. It has a quartz-like aspect, a bristle to its brilliance. It’s narrow but it’s not lean; there’s more than enough power to its fruit. It should drink quite sensationally, from appropriate glassware, in another 2-4 years. CAMPBELL MATTINSON, The Wine Front