Leeuwin Estate Prelude Chardonnay 2017

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Lifted and fragrant with an abundance of white nectarines, lime curd, Nashi pears and baby peaches. Heightened with notes of jasmine, lemon blossom and camomile tea leaves. Nuances of cashews, blanched almonds and rice wafers combine with brioche and mealy notes lying beneath. The palate is bright with great concentration, purity and clarity, whilst maintaining focus and definition. An introduction of grapefruit, lemon wedges and pear lead to a delicately textured, layered and woven palate with a creamy, baked apple and brioche feature with diligent oak and subtle texture. The layered and contoured mid palate is finely checked with mineral acid thread. 13.5% ABV.

The year 2017 saw a change in chief winemaker for only the third time in Leeuwin's history: Tim Lovett. There are minor differences in winemaking, but overall quality hasn't wavered. The Prelude range is an excellent intro to this iconic Margaret River label. The Chard wraps up grilled peach and pineapple, lemon curd, sea salt and vanilla bean neatly into a bundle of crystalline acidity, creamy texture and toasty oak, gently nodding toward Burgundy along the way. Drink now–2028 and likely longer. 92 Points Wine Enthusiast, 92 Points Wine Spectator and 92 Points Wine Enthusiast. 

Leeuwin Estate Prelude Chardonnay 2017
Leeuwin Estate Prelude Chardonnay 2017