97 Points James Halliday
Trophy for Best Chardonnay of Show 2016 Adelaide Hills Wine Show
( knocked off Penfolds Bin A to claim trophy)
M3 is at the forefront of the ongoing refinement and evolution of Australian Chardonnay. We aim for elegance, restraint, and the capacity to age in bottle.
Sourced predominantly from the Shaw + Smith vineyard at Lenswood. All the fruit is hand-picked. Bunches were chilled overnight, whole-bunch pressed, then fermented in new and used French oak. Nine months in oak with some lees stirring. Two months in tank on lees prior to bottling.
Aromas of white flowers, grapefruit, and white peach. A note of brioche adds complexity. These notes carry through to the palate, which is long and flavoursome, with mid-palate texture and bright acid.