Leeuwin Estate

Prelude Vineyards Chardonnay

9.0103 ratings
9.023 pro ratings
Margaret River, South West Australia, Western Australia, Australia
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Emily Kresie-Harrington

2016 vintage. Nicely rounded and ripe, showing moderate oak influence. Tropical pineapple and mango, yellow apple, poached pear, honeyed almonds, nutmeg, chamomile, cream. Good streak of acidity keeps the palate fresh and lively.

2016 vintage. Nicely rounded and ripe, showing moderate oak influence. Tropical pineapple and mango, yellow apple, poached pear, honeyed almonds, nutmeg, chamomile, cream. Good streak of acidity keeps the palate fresh and lively.

Feb 26th, 2019
Pierre Costa

A classic Australian Chard. Smoky, ripe mangoes, long exquisite finish

A classic Australian Chard. Smoky, ripe mangoes, long exquisite finish

Sep 21st, 2018
Gregory Fulchiero

Precise and ripe. Would appear acidified for this level of ripeness, but it ain’t

Precise and ripe. Would appear acidified for this level of ripeness, but it ain’t

Dec 4th, 2017
Josh Luhn

Luhn Wine Consulting Owner, Luhn Family Wines

9.2

Killer value

Killer value

Oct 6th, 2016
Shane Mohr

Winemaker La Crema

9.2

2006 Margs white holding it together - it had years to go

2006 Margs white holding it together - it had years to go

Jan 14th, 2016
Heather Lane

Nose: pomacious, Bartlett pear, white flowers, stone, chalk. Palate: underripe peach, Bartlett pear, mod+ acid, chalky wet stone, no presence of oak

Nose: pomacious, Bartlett pear, white flowers, stone, chalk. Palate: underripe peach, Bartlett pear, mod+ acid, chalky wet stone, no presence of oak

Nov 23rd, 2015
Stephen Howell

Manager Vintage Cellars Applecross, Perth, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW)

9.2

Too early yet, but will improve heaps in the next 12 months.

Too early yet, but will improve heaps in the next 12 months.

Jul 14th, 2015
Pierre Costa

Overwhelming oak. Baseball bat tea.

Overwhelming oak. Baseball bat tea.

Jun 30th, 2015
Andrew Whittle

Co-Owner/Director Summit Estate Wines

9.4

2013 vintage - tasted blind against the current release Art Series (2012) - hard to seperate, apart from the oak being a little harsher in this wine - food for thought considering the $50+ price differential - these guys must have so much quality fruit that even the lesser wine is a stunner!

2013 vintage - tasted blind against the current release Art Series (2012) - hard to seperate, apart from the oak being a little harsher in this wine - food for thought considering the $50+ price differential - these guys must have so much quality fruit that even the lesser wine is a stunner!

May 8th, 2015
Andrew Whittle

Co-Owner/Director Summit Estate Wines

8.2

Strangely, this is the first time I can remember drinking this wine, having drunk so many vintages of the Art Series - whilst it has good fruit, I found the oak to be over-powering - probably unfairly tasted alongside the 05 AS!

Strangely, this is the first time I can remember drinking this wine, having drunk so many vintages of the Art Series - whilst it has good fruit, I found the oak to be over-powering - probably unfairly tasted alongside the 05 AS!

Feb 14th, 2015