Isabel Chardonnay 2013 (6 x 750mL), Marlborough, NZ.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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Overview

The 2013 summer was warmer than average with high sunshine hours and mostly dry conditions and was followed by a classic Marlborough autumn, with warm days and cool nights, producing close to perfect growing conditions. One of the main focuses this season was achieving optimum canopy to crop ratio – often very difficult with Chardonnay. We aimed for enough shading of the fruit bunches to retain natural acidity, balanced with sun exposure to express Isabel’s unique concentration of flavour.

Region:
NZ - Marlborough
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

“Quite rich, fruit-focused Chardonnay with grapefruit, nectarine, apple and hazelnut flavours. The wine works well texturally with good weight and mouth-feel. Still youthful but very accessible with potential to develop well in bottle”. 90/100 – Bob Campbell, MW, 2014

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw colour.

Aroma

On the nose aromas of honey and baked apricot are underscored by a hint of vanilla.

Palate

On the palate flavours of fresh citrus and nectarine are balanced by subtle oak and butterscotch. Medium-full bodied with well integrated acidity and bready yeast lees, this wine will only continue to improve with age. Finely textured with a lingering finish.

Vintage
2013
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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Isabel Estate Vineyard was established in 1982 to produce premium classical grape varieties in Marlborough. Prior to the 1994 vintage, Proprietor Michael Tiller, then an airline pilot with Air New Zealand, together with his wife Robyn, operated Isabel Estate successfully as a contract grape growing vineyard supplying some of Marlborough's leading wine producers with much sought after premium fruit.

The character and individuality of their fruit derived from a unique soil profile and vineyard location encouraged them to produce and market their own wine under the Isabel Estate label. This was regarded as the most natural of evolutionary steps.

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