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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Leeuwin Estate Prelude Vineyards Chardonnay 2010
Leeuwin Estate Prelude Vineyards Chardonnay 2010
(search item no. 122167)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $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
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate 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 has aromas of beurre bosc, fresh lime wedge and ripe fig. Layers of complexity appear with blanched hazelnuts, sweet cinnamon, and apricots. The palate is defined by a fruit spectrum of pear, lime curd and lemon zest. Its liveliness is highlighted with a pronounced, yet very fine acid structure, which tightens and directs the texture and fruit concentration. Subtle cinnamon and lemongrass provide further complexity.
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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.