“Top flight Marlborough pinot, lovely texture, some depth in the fruit and just starting to express itself as a classical wine. One of the best from the region and Isabel’s slightly different soil and terroir show perfectly in this wine. Very good stuff” Peter Saunders, F&B Magazine
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
Wow, this wine is gaining weight rapidly – with a nose of brandied cherries/kirsch liqueur, violets and lavender. Very lifted aromatics, indicating the power to come.
The palate, for a young Pinot Noir, is quite dense and full with flavours of spice and nutmeg, then a character of prosciutto ham is noticeable. The finish is long and fruit driven with fine, dry tannins and a little minerality – unmistakable Isabel family resemblance.
This wine will reward you with further time in the cellar or, for us less patient, one hour in a decanter before indulging!
Great with a venison stew or braised lamb.