2018 Leeuwin Prelude Margaret River Chardonnay

2018 Leeuwin Prelude Margaret River Chardonnay

96 Points James Halliday
2018 Leeuwin Prelude Margaret River Chardonnay
96 Points James Halliday

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A delicious Chardonnay from one of Western Australia's top producers. A regional classic style and very similar to the $80+ Art Series label, this has a gentle but complete ripeness of citrus and stonefruit flavour is elegantly rounded into butter and toast nuances. Stylish and texturally perfect, the Leeuwin prelude is delicious drinking for the sophisticated Chardonnay lover.

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$39.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 per bottle




Its Origins

Leeuwin Estate is one of the founding wineries of the now famous Margaret River district.In 1972, legendary Napa Valley winemaker, Robert Mondavi, first identified the future site of the Leeuwin vineyard as being ideal for the production of premium wine and provided early mentorship to Denis and Tricia Horgan who founded Leeuwin Estate in 1974. The initial vineyards were 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.

What The Critics Say

96/100 Halliday's Wine Companion, James Halliday

"Leeuwin Estate has the game sewn up with this entry point wine. It's so precise, so balanced, so pure. The distinction between fruit and oak is impossible to gauge, the length magical." Drink by 2030

92/100 The Wine Front, Campbell Mattinson

"Margaret River Chardonnay on a platter. No mucking around. Lots of sunny flavour, a general neatness and good length. Uncomplicated in a good way. Peach, white and yellow. Roasted cedarwood. Perhaps some pear. A little citrus. Bang on for drinking." Drink 2020 - 2026+

91/100 The Real Review, Nick Butler

"It's vibrant in the glass - bright yellow with a healthy lustre. A distinctive nose - popcorn, fresh lemons lurking, but that savoury, maizey character really dominates. Fruit emerges on the palate - again, lemons and grapefruit, with hazelnut oak laced through it. Time in the glass does it wonders. Freshness of fruit, linear and all citrus, unfolds as it sees air. Needs time. 22 NOV 2019." Drink 2019 - 2024

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety


  • Colour


  • Region

    Margaret River

  • Closure


  • Volume

    750 ml

  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2019 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH
with PASTA



Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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