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2017 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay "Prelude Vineyards"

Leeuwin 2017 Prelude Chardonnay

Winery: Leeuwin Estate

Vintage: 2017

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: unknown

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: August 7, 2019

Wine Review: This white gold colored Chardonnay from down under opens with a new oak and lemon bouquet with a hint of Werther’s Original. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and very nicely balanced between its acidity and fruit. The flavor profile is a tasty mineral influenced Anjou pear and oak blend with notes of lemon. I also detected hints of nectarine and a touch chamomile tea. The finish is dry and its flavors and acidity show nice length. I would pair this Chard with chicken piccata. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Lifted and fragrant with an abundance of white nectarines, lime curd, Nashi pears and baby peaches. Heightened with notes of jasmine, lemon blossom and chamomile 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.

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