Gift Wrapped Shaw + Smith 2009 M3 Chardonnay

Sourced and grown in the Adelaide Hills, this is a fine example of how good Chardonnay from this region can be.

Brilliant, limpid, pale-edged straw yellow in colour, this has a very fine, but intense bouquet of mealy, citrus fruit, subtly lifted with floral and nutty oak notes.

On palate, this possesses a most refined and elegant structure with concentrated and tightly bound flavours of mealy citrus and white stonefruits, with lovely vanilla and nutty barrel-ferment elements.  At 13.5% alc., there is an understated power that will match the complex, savoury flavours that promise to unfold.  The wine has excellent crisp acidity balancing the fine textures and a long, sustained, nutty finish.  Drink with grilled firm fleshed-seafood, poultry and pork dishes over the next 4-6 years.

Whole bunch pressed fruit, indigenous yeast fermented and matured in French oak.  Given lees contact with partial malo conversion.  This wine sits comfortably with any aspirational Chardonnay from around the world. 19/20

Raymond Chan  February 2011

Beautifully petal wrapped in Kate Hill Flowers signature style. Also includes a complimentary Kate Hill Flowers gift card.

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