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2018 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay "Prelude Vineyards"

Leeuwin 2018 Prelude Chardonnay

Winery: Leeuwin Estate

Vintage: 2018

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 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: July 12, 2020

Wine Review: This very pale straw-colored Chardonnay opens with a fragrant lemon bouquet with a hint of vanilla and cantaloupe. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with plus acidity and some pleasant zestiness. The flavor profile is a flinty mineral infused lemon and white tea with notes of pineapple. We also detected a hint of banana. The finish is dry and rather refreshing for a Chard. The Panel thought this Chard was still a bit young. We would pair it with grilled sea bass or grilled lemon pepper chicken. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Heightened floral notes of jasmine, frangipani, chamomile and cardamom meet with the classical pear, lime and lemon fruit spectrum. The nose has energy with delicate complexity. Layers beneath the forefront include oyster shell, brioche and almond shell. The palate is finely woven and lively. The clarity of fruit is highlighted with lime curd, pear and pink grapefruit. Throughout, the palate has great shape and texture; layers of cassia, clove and cashew create dimension within the primary fruit core, The structure is held quite tight with a fine acid line and mineral thread.

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