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A bright and vibrant bouquet portraying beurre bosc, fresh lime wedge and ripe fig. Layers of complexity appear with blanched hazelnuts, sweet cinnamon, apricot kernel and lifted frangipani.
The palate expressive, showing great clarity, the palate 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
“Bright, with an herbal edge to the ripe pear and apple flavors, all of it fitting together smoothly as the finish lingers. Drink now. 90 Points.”
Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator Insider, February 2012
"94 Points - Light to medium, bright yellow; excellent colour. Superb nougat aroma, fresh and energetic, really good intensity, line and length. Taut and nervy in the mouth, finishing properly dry and very clean. Grapefruity acidity. Superb wine, tastes cool and refreshing with line and length, and promising to age well. Simply gorgeous fruit flavour!"
HuonHooke.com, January 2012
“94 points. Light straw-green; the bouquet is fresh, but does not prepare the way for the palate, which has tremendous drive to its grapefruit-accented fruit; while 100% barrel-fermented and matured, it is driven by its fruit, not oak.”
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, 2013 Edition
"Leeuwin's second Chardonnay is no slouch. This is a well structured wine, its grapefruity, citric spine fleshed out with custard apple, ripe pear, peach and pineapple. Richly fruited with hints of butterscotch, it finishes long and firm, with an undertow of gravelly acidity."
Sarah Ahmed, The Wine Detective, March 2013
“Once again, Leeuwin’s blockbuster 2009 Art Series Chardonnay is a phenomenal wine. Once again, Prelude Chardonnay has pipped it to the post in terms of top billing. Of course Art Series is everything you have ever dreamed of. Of course it should have the headline, but I am very conscious of the value that Prelude being to the table and so Prelude wins for me! This is a wine which, on my Roadshow, the punters go nuts for. It is often the pick of the table of Chardies. Perhaps we, in the UK, with our diet of Meursault and Chassagne (if only), favour Leeuwin with its nougat and orange blossom allure embedded in the sleek, slippery body? Perhaps people go for the last but one wine or the most expensive or whatever. Either way, this wine gets picked out too often for any of these theories to be true. I would venture that it is, more often than not, the finest wine – but maybe that’s just a little too obvious!”
Matthew Jukes, 100 Best Australian Wines, 2013
Australia Day Tasting, London, January 2014
"92 points. Prelude is generally regarded as the second string to Leeuwin's Art Series, but this is a beautiful and Burgundian Chardonnay in its own right, the nuttiness of around one-third new oak apparent, but such a lovely nougat and ripe orchard fruit and melon sophistication. Loads of shimmering acidity - lemon, yes, but also something endive-like playing against the sweet fruit. Now just mellowing, but should cellar well for several years."
The Wine Gang's March Report, March 2014
“Slightly old-fashioned style of Aussie Chardonnay, as in it not being afraid to show of toasty vanilla-y oak, nutty, creamy texture (from lees-aging) and quite plump peach and pineapple fruit. But it’s all handled very well, with none of those characters being OTT, and enough lemony citrus bite to counteract the richness.”
Simon Woods, Drinking Outside the Box, 28 February 2014