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2007 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay "Prelude Vineyards"

Leeuwin 2007 Prelude Chardonnay

Winery: Leeuwin Estate

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Prelude Vineyards"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Margaret River

State or country: Australia

Price: $36

Cases produced: 800

KWG Score: 92 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: June 17, 2010

Wine Review: This pale yellow colored Chard opens with a mild lime bouquet with hints of honey, nuts, and apricot. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and citrusy. The flavor profile is a slightly tart green apple with a touch of oak. The finish is dry. The group thought this wine improved and benefited from some air. The panel suggested pairing this Chard with swordfish kabobs. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The colour is vibrant straw with green edges. The nose has characteristic Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay aromas and intensity, showing ripe pears, cashew nuts, creme brulee and hints of toasty French oak. The palate displays the typical sweet fruit from Leeuwin's low cropping vineyards of dried pear, toasty creamy custard tart and nutty nuances of almond and cashew, with lingering stone fruit and a fresh clean acid finish. As with all Leeuwin Estate Chardonnays, the wine will benefit from some time in the bottle as the flavours slowly evolve. This is a very exhilarating wine with great balance from a superior Chardonnay vintage, with the potential to benefit from at least 5 years cellaring.

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