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Shaw + Smith M3 Chardonnay, 2016, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

April 4, 2019

 

 

Shaw + Smith M3 Chardonnay, 2016, Adelaide Hills, South Australia 

 

www.auswineonline.co.uk - £29.99

 

Tasting date - 20/03/2019

 

 

Appearance - Pale lemon

 

Nose intensity - Pronounced

 

Primary aroma - Pear, peach, apricot, melon and a hint of banana

 

Secondary aroma - Smoke, toast, vanilla

 

Tertiary aroma - None

 

 

Sweetness - Dry

 

Acidity - Medium plus 

 

Tannin and nature - None 

 

Alcohol - Medium plus 

 

Body - Medium plus 

 

 

Intensity - Pronounced

 

Primary flavours - Pear, peach, apricot, melon and a hint of banana

 

Secondary flavours - Smoke, toast, vanilla

 

Tertiary flavours - None

 

 

Finish - Long

 

Quality - Outstanding

 

 

Tasting Logic

 

An incredible wine with a long and complex finish, the fruit is still incredibly bright and attractive and will develop further with age. The wine shows typical riper fruit notes such as stone fruit and tropical but still with the bite of acidity to ensure the wine is perfectly balanced. This wine has been used many times on wine exams and is seen as a benchmark style for Australian Chardonnay.

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