Leeuwin Estate Prelude Margaret River Chardonnay 2021
97 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION & TOP 100 WINES MATTHEW JUKES
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- 97 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- 93 POINT RATED RAY JORDAN
- 92 POINT RATED JAMES SUCKLING
- TOP 100 AUSTRALIAN WINES MATTHEW JUKES
Bright, aromatic and varietal cut lime, pear and nectarine. Jasmine and frangipani notes give heightened subtleties to the fruit spectrum. Cashew, almond meal, popcorn, chamomile create a gorgeous center to the nose.
A vibrant and ethereal palate - great direction with shape and frame. Energetic and lively citrus fruits meets saline acidity. Gentle nuances of hazelnut, and sweet spice add a complementary layer and contour to the palate.
97 Point Rated - James Halliday Wine Companion
"Only Leeuwin Estate could come up with a second label of such extreme quality. The quartz-green colour heralds a laser-cut wine of great purity with a perfumed, grapefruit-accented bouquet underscored by cleansing, refreshing acidity on the palate. Oak was an agent in its structure but plays no part on its palate. Drink by 2036."
93 Point Rated - Ray Jordan
"Has been through a few subtle iterations in recent years and this one reverts to a previous style which is more generous and immediately flavoursome. Has a creamy texture with a light lemon curd and peachy stone fruit all held with deliberate restraint to give it that extra polish and classy dimension."
92 Point Rated - James Suckling
"Aromas of baked lemons, pink grapefruit, white peaches and sweet thyme. Medium-bodied with rounded texture and bright acidity. Fresh, warm citrus character with white tea spice. Subtle tannins at the finish. Drink or hold."
Matthew Jukes - Top 100 Australian Wine Report 2022/23
"I genuinely feel that today’s Prelude would give early vintages Art Series a really good run for their money… 2021 Prelude is nothing short of superb, with layered, plush, classy fruit. There is amazing depth and purity here, and as I noted in my scribblings, it is ‘Grand-Vin-shaped’. this is a superstar, and the value here is terrific.”
Decanter Wine Magazine
"There's an oceanic quality to the nose here: lime blossom and sea shells. Fresh, evolving and textured with layered complexity lingering on the mid-palate, then a clean, moreish finish."
The Prelude Vineyards label focuses on the benchmark varietals of the region and represent the first release Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from Leeuwin Estate each vintage. They are site expressive wines that encase the purity and clarity of fruit with a style that is readily expressive for earlier release.
Margaret River, Western Australia
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