2020 Leeuwin Estate Prelude Vineyards Chardonnay
Leeuwin Estate are arguably Australia’s greatest Chardonnay producer and whilst it’s their Art Series Chardonnay that takes centre stage, their Prelude Chardonnay is often a close reflection of its quality at a quarter of the price.
Brilliant pale straw colour with a touch of green to the edges and a watery hue. Leaping out of the glass are intense white peach, nectarine and dried honey aromas which are trailed by subtle waxy citrus notes, light biscuity oak and gun flint. Composed and long, the palate is briefed with a delicious flavour profile of white peach, nectarine and citrus fruits which are underscored by dried honey, nougat and subtle bees wax characters. Nicely rounded in its shape it finishes with plenty of vibrancy. The delightfully elegant aftertaste showing great persistence and picking up hints of cinnamon spice.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.