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Leeuwin "Prelude Vineyards" Margaret River Chardonnay 2019


Price: $25.99

Quantity in Stock: 2
Producer Leeuwin
Country Australia
Region Western Australia
Subregion Margaret River
Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2019
Sku 40000064827
Size 750ml

James Halliday: 94 Points

(12/8/2020) "Wild ferment, high solids, 10 months in 35-40% new oak. The cooler '19 vintage produced saline acid which is fine and tight. Almond meal and cashew initially; the mid palate and beyond shows attractive exotic spice complexity and great length of flavour. Green pistachio, yellow peach and brine. Regular lees stirring has built texture, but it is the intensity of fruit that makes this great: the Leeuwin chardonnay DNA is evident from the first mouthful."

Decanter: 93 Points

(2/22/2021) "Late January rain refreshed this unirrigated vineyard, and perfectly ripe Chardonnay was harvested in early March. Burgundy clones and an element of natural ferment with turbid juice give a savoury accent and pillowy, creamy, oatmeal tones, while perfumed pear and white peach flesh out a persistent backbone of zesty lime acidity. Burgundian barrels (40% new) add classy toasted hazelnut and vanilla nuances. Well made, complete and raring to go. Drinking Window 2021 - 2026."

James Suckling: 92 Points

(5/31/2021) "Such impressive richness and concentration to the fruit here with a wealth of ripe apricot and peach on the nose. Some gentle hazelnut, too. The palate is so fleshy and vividly intense and offers a very flavorful style, in the classically powerful yet balanced Margaret River mode. Drink or hold. Screw cap."

Vinous, Josh Raynolds: 92 Points

(7/2021) "Bright straw-yellow. Fresh melon, tangerine, vanilla and a hint of ginger on the intensely perfumed nose. Juicy and tightly focused on the palate, offering Meyer lemon, honeydew, white peach, honeysuckle and sweet butter flavors accented by a smoky mineral nuance. Silky and focused on the impressively persistent finish, which leaves chalky mineral and floral notes behind. Drinking Window: 2023 - 2030."

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