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Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Margaret River Prelude 2009

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Bright and youthful colour; a complex array of nectarine, grapefruit and spice, particularly cinnamon on the bouquet; the palate exhibits understated power, with grilled nuts supporting the very generous, yet refined, level of stone fruit and oak; th... James Halliday. A Chardonnay wine from Western Australia in Australia. 2006 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Art Series 750ml

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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 Estate evolved under the direction of owners Denis and Tricia Horgan, with Mondavi acting as consultant and mentor. The Estate was thrust into the internation... Read more
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 Estate evolved under the direction of owners Denis and Tricia Horgan, with Mondavi acting as consultant and mentor. The Estate was thrust into the international spotlight when Decanter magazine awarded their highest recommendation to the 1980 Art Series Chardonnay. Now under the direction of two generations of the founding family, the Estate is recognized as one of Australia’s leading wine producers and wine tourism pioneers. Featured three times in the prestigious category of “International Winery of the Year” by U.S. Wine & Spirits magazine, Leeuwin Estate wines nconsistently rank alongside the world’s finest. Read less
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Member Reviews for Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Margaret River Prelude

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Snooth User: Soul Grapes
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2005 01/01/2010

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: Lex23
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 11/12/2008

Three glasses


Snooth User: ppriya
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2001 03/10/2010

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Vintage: 2001 03/10/2010

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Snooth User: ChefPrivato
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0.50 5
Vintage: 2001 11/05/2008

One half glass


External Reviews for Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Margaret River Prelude

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Vintage: 2006 07/28/2010

Bright and youthful colour; a complex array of nectarine, grapefruit and spice, particularly cinnamon on the bouquet; the palate exhibits understated power, with grilled nuts supporting the very generous, yet refined, level of stone fruit and oak; th... James Halliday. A Chardonnay wine from Western Australia in Australia. 2006 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Art Series 750ml


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Vintage: 2006 01/16/2009

Light gold. Fresh lime and grapefruit aromas are deepened by smoky lees, butter and hazelnut. Firm and sharply focused, offering a vivacious set of citrus flavors along with green apple and chamomile (this did not go through malo). Finishes with very... Stephen Tanzer. A Chardonnay wine from Western Australia in Australia. 2006 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Prelude Vineyards 750ml


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Vintage: 2004 01/29/2009

"Light gold. Intensely mineral aromas of iodine-accented peach, melon, anise, marzipan and nougat. Lush, expansive and powerful stone fruit and melon flavors really stain the palate, picking up licorice and citrus pith notes on the back. This is


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Vintage: 2001 11/28/2011

Gingerbread and vanilla aromas are light, as are the vanilla accents on the palate. This wine's citrus core and soft, powdery feel are very nice. But it's still a lightweight, and somewhat of a disappointment, given its lofty reputation and past perf... Wine Enthusiast. A Chardonnay wine from Western Australia in Australia. 2001 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Art Series 750ml



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