Shaw + Smith M3 Chardonnay 2016
Richer vintage for the classic Shaw + Smith M3 style but it doesn’t lose shape. Lemon butter and apple juice meets toasty oak, the finish still shaped by grapefruit but it’s softer than in some years. More approachable early and very likeable, it’s a carefully made Hills Chardonnay from a warm year. You can be on my dinner table anytime M3.
Best drinking: Now and oh a good four years as a starting point. 18/20, 93/100. 13%, $47. Would I buy it? Yes.