Leeuwin Estate `Prelude` Chardonnay 2013 (12 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA.

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Prelude wines are made from fruit which produces the most readily expressive wines, with the objective that they will drink well soon after release. A Chardonnay and a Cabernet Merlot are released under this label. During the course of assessing fruit from the vineyards, the winemakers have found that certain blocks, and even certain rows in particular blocks, tend to consistently produce fruit best suited to either of the two.

WA - Margaret River
Western Australia

Expert Reviews

“An excellent Prelude of poise and balance, capturing the gravitas of this great chardonnay estate at an accessible point. A wine of detail, complexity, richness and focus, seamlessly melding fig, white peach and cashew nut French oak (one-third new) with well focused grapefruit acidity. It will benefit from a few more months for oak to fully integrate on the finish, and should be spot on just in time for its release in October 2014.” Rating 94 Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste, 2014

Winery Tasting Notes


Delicate and restrained, the nose exhibits nashi pear, cut limes and white peach; interwoven layers of sesame, pecans, wheat biscuits and nougat, nurtures the primary fruits. Heightened floral notes of jasmine and lemon blossom lifts the nose giving fragrance, purity and subtle complexity.


The palate is directed and focused; symmetry aligns around lemon, grapefruit and pear skin, through creamy oak, blanched almonds and sweet spice, leading to a finish that is hallmarked by bright natural acidity with incredible length and persistence.

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Leeuwin Estate, one of the founding wineries of the now famous Margaret River district, consistently produces wines that rank with the world's finest.

In 1972, following an extensive search for the area most suitable to produce the best varietal wines in Australia, legendary American winemaker, Robert Mondavi, identified the future site of the Leeuwin vineyard.

Originally a cattle farm, Leeuwin Estate evolved, under the direction of Denis and Tricia Horgan, with Robert Mondavi acting as consultant and mentor.

A nursery was planted in 1974 and the initial vineyards were deep-ploughed, deep-ripped, emptied of stone, planned, pegged, measured, marked and eventually planted by hand over a five year period from 1975.

Featuring state-of-the art facilities, the winery building was opened in 1978, celebrating with a trial vintage. Leeuwin enjoyed its first commercial vintage in 1979, and was thrust into the international spotlight when Decanter Magazine gave its highest recommendation to the 1980 "Art Series" Chardonnay in an international blind tasting.

Maintaining a team of highly skilled and dedicated winemakers, and now under the direction of two generations of the founding family, Leeuwin now exports to over 30 countries.

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