1997 Leeuwin Prelude Chardonnay
5 Ratings
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5 Ratings
1997 Leeuwin Prelude Chardonnay

Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Winemaker's Notes

Yellow straw with a little lime green in color. This wine has high impact aromas associated with citrus, pears and hazelnuts. The intense French oak is beginning to integrate and carry the complex fruit characters strongly forward. Intensity is the hallmark of this style.The flavors on the palate make a mouthful of fruit with again the complimentary hint of oak, layered into the densely textured finish. The fruit characters linger on and there is a strong aftertaste.Alcohol: 14.5% by volume

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Yellow straw with a little lime green in color. This wine has high impact aromas associated with citrus, pears and hazelnuts. The intense French oak is beginning to integrate and carry the complex fruit characters strongly forward. Intensity is the hallmark of this style.The flavors on the palate make a mouthful of fruit with again the complimentary hint of oak, layered into the densely textured finish. The fruit characters linger on and there is a strong aftertaste.Alcohol: 14.5% by volume

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2005 Vintage) "Supple, graceful and elegant. An outpouring of lovely flavors on a polished, refined frame, offering quince-accented pineapple and passion fruit against spicy, creamy notes that linger on the finish. Drink now through 2015. 1,000 cases imported."
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 02/08.
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/20/2013