Leeuwin Estate Prelude Vineyards Margaret River Chardonnay

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. $26 at Corkscrew Cellars (2012).