2003 Shaw and Smith M3 Vineyard Chardonnay
This superb wine showcases the heights in quality that Australian Chardonnay can achieve when it is skilfully grown and vinified. Tight, yet powerful fruit flavours of nectarine and white peach and complexed by stylish oak and lees contact. The result is a multilayered, creamy palate with great depth, length and interest.
This is the type of wine that will shine at its brightest in a polished environment. Complemented by fine glassware, a beautiful meal and good company it will go down as a truly memorable sensory experience.
© Toni Paterson January 2005
Price: $38. Available from fine wine retailers.
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Wine Diva Wine of the Month, February 2005