Leeuwin Estate Prelude Cabernet Merlot 2007
A wine that while approachable now, is not yet in its prime and is a good target for another few years residing in your cellar. Rich in colour with plenty of complexity on the palate to keep you interested in another glass. The eucalyptus, dried herbs, plums, cherries, chocolate and clove aroma chorus is joined by cigar box in the crescendo. Fuller but still medium bodied, the gritty tannins need some taming with either food or cellaring but do not detract from the wine’s fresh elegance.
Date: October 2012 Price: $27 Value: $$ Drink: Now – 5+ years