Original
5 Ratings
Leeuwin Estate Prelude Vineyards Chardonnay

Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Region

Australia

Wine Description

(2013 Vintage) Delicate and restrained, the nose exhibits nashi pear, cut limes and white peach; interwovenlayers of sesame, pecans, wheat biscuits and nougat, nurtures the primary fruits. Heightenedfloral notes of jasmine and lemon blossom lifts the nose giving fragrance, purity and subtlecomplexity. The palate is directed and focused; symmetry aligns around lemon, grapefruitand pear skin, through creamy oak, blanched almonds and sweet spice, leading to a finishthat is hallmarked by bright natural acidity with incredible length and persistence.

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    Light gold. Fresh lime and grapefruit aromas are deepened by smoky lees, butter and hazelnut. Firm and sharply focused, offering a vivacious set of citrus flavors along with green apple and chamomile . Finishes with very good grip and persistence. I'd decant this if I were opening it anytime soon as it gained weight and flesh in the open bottle.
  • Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator