LEEUWIN ESTATE PRELUDE CHARDONNAY 2016

Wine Region: Margaret River, Australia

Grape: Chardonnay

Tasting Notes

An elegant, vibrant and fragrant nose with lemon, lime and pear in the foreground. Notes of peach blossom and subtle jasmine create lift and combines with cardamom pod, almond meal and roasted cashew. The palate has immense purity, with power and persistence. Lime and lemon pith define the palate, which carries through to a delicately layered middle, threaded with a fine mineral spine. Sesame seed and blanched almonds enhance complexity, finishing with a sparkling acid structure. This wine has energy in its youth, and will build texture with cellaring.

Ratings

Wine Spectator 92 ptsOrange sherbet, Key lime and Meyer lemon flavors are fresh, bold and vibrant, with crisp acidity, a smooth, succulent body and an aromatic, spicy finish. Drink now through 2023.

Wine & Spirits 90 pts - Scents of chamomile and coastal freshness come through this wine's substantial buttery notes. It's balanced in the end, spicy and lasting, to pour for pasta tossed with English peas.

About the Winery

Family owned, Leeuwin Estate, one of the five founding wineries of the now famous Margaret River district of Western Australia, is under the direction of two generations who work with a team of highly skilled winemakers to consistently produce wines ranking alongside the world's finest.In 1972, legendary Napa Valley winemaker, Robert Mondavi, identified the future site of the Leeuwin vineyard as being ideal for the production of premium wine and provided early mentorship to Denis and Tricia Horgan in the transformation of their cattle farm into Leeuwin Estate.



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