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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Leeuwin Estate Prelude Vineyards Chardonnay 2009
Leeuwin Estate Prelude Vineyards Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 120662)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The nose is vibrant and concentrated with aromas of pear, hand picked peach and lime. Beneath lie layers of lemon curd and fig. Lifted frangipani, subtle cinnamon and peanut brittle provide further complexity. The palate is delicately textured with pear, ruby grapefruit and white peach. Hints of wild honey and cashew add complexity to a palate which exudes balanced weight and persistent length. An excellent vintage of Prelude Vineyards Chardonnay from Leeuwin Estate.
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About Leeuwin Estate:

After an extensive search in 1972 to identify the most suitable Australian area for the production of premium varietal wines, Robert Mondavi singled out a small plot of land in the Margaret River region. At the time a cattle farm, Leeuwin Esate evolved under the direction of owners Denis and Tricia Horgan, with Mondavi acting as a consultant and mentor. The initial vineyards were planted by hand over a five year period from 1975, with the state-of-the-art winery opened in 1978. In 1979, Leeuwin Estate had their first commercial vintage. Today, Leeuwin Estate maintains a team of highly-skilled and dedicated winemakers, under the direction of two generations of the founding family, exporting to over 30 countries.