100 Best Australian Wines Report: “…Prelude Chardonnay can never again be referred to as the second wine from Leeuwin because it is, in its own right, a remarkable wine.”
James Halliday 95/100
"If you didn't know about its Art Series sibling, you would be perfectly happy to accept this as a high class part of the Leeuwin Estate portfolio (which in a sense it is). A beautifully balanced wine, in terms both of its suite of stone fruit, citrus and pear flavours, and of the subtle barrel-ferment oak inputs. Its length is no less impressive."
Wine Spectator 92/100
"Orange sherbet, Key lime and Meyer lemon flavors are fresh, bold and vibrant, with crisp acidity, a smooth, succulent body and an aromatic, spicy finish. Drink now through 2023."
Gary Walsh 92/100
"Pear and lime, whiff of butter and cloves, toast and vanilla. Full flavoured, lemon curd on buttered toast, pears studded with spice, subtle warmth and contrast of cool acidity. Finishes savoury and almost chalky, with sure length of flavour. Bolder Chardonnay done well."
Wine Enthusiast 92/100
"From one of Margaret River's leading Chardonnay producers, the 2015 Prelude doesn't disappoint. It's a nutty, smokey, toasty, melony beauty. Perfectly in balance, with a chalky texture and medium to light body, it wears its heart on its sleeve and is drinking perfectly now, but will gain more even more complexity with a few years in bottle."