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Isabel Estate Pinot Noir

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Pinosity is the key to any of the Pinot Noirs that we source for you. What does that mean? It means that all of these wines are packed full of soft, supple fruit, a touch of earthiness and bright berry fruit. This Isabel Estate wine from Marlborough is brimming with strawberry, chocolate and gentle spice and is sensuously curved with structure and complexity. It’s got all the bells and whistles that we look for in proper Pinot and pairs superbly with earthy dishes, especially mushrooms and truffles.

Winemaker's 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.

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Isabel Estate Pinot Noir

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WINESTATE (2006 Vintage) says
Pleasant dry red style with fleshy stewed plum fruits and leathery-like development.
WINESTATE (2005 Vintage) says
Savoury nose with a red berry lift… gamey notes and touch of spice on a fresh, clean palate.
Campbell Mattinson (2004 Vintage) says
… took some time to open up, but when it did it was rather lovely … the finish seemed minerally and attractive, the mid palate softened and seduced, and its prospects for the cellar very good.
The Wine Front, 2007 2006
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Light to medium red-purple; fresh, savoury, spice, game, forest and plum aromas are all wound up in the bouquet, which leads into a savoury/foresty/plummy palate with fine-grained tannins running through the latter part and into the finish. Stylish, cerebral.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the bouquet is light, but quite aromatic with a nice marriage of strawberry, sappy and oaky aromas. The palate, while of moderate weight and richness, is likewise quite textured, with strawberry and plum flavours following in the track of the bouquet,
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999

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