2009 Shaw and Smith M3 Chardonnay

Jane Faulkner

  • Type - White
  • Variety - Chardonnay
  • Region - Adelaide Hills
  • Price Range - $30 - $50
  • RRP - $40

The Adelaide Hills is a consistent performer when it comes to chardonnay and the M3 keeps getting better as this, its ninth vintage, shows. There is a lovely fruit component — think ripe melons and figs with a touch of citrus — but this is neither heavy nor sweet and it is definitely not a fruit-driven wine. It is a structured and satisfying chardonnay. While enjoyable on its own, it is better with food, particularly fish such as pan-fried rock ling with a lemon butter sauce or a spicy vegetable melange.

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