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Isabel Marlborough Pinot Noir 2008
Marlborough – New Zealand
Grape Variety – Pinot Noir
Clear, pale, Burgundy/Maroon with a crisp youthful hue. Fresh, prominent red berry, stewed fruit, blackcurrant aromas. On the palate the same blackcurrant and red berry fruit with some spice and pepper plus a wee dash of green vegetation. Good acidity and soft tannins. Light – Medium body.
The Isabel wines are proving to be a cut above the rest when it comes to outstanding quality. The colour that is shown with this wine is so clear it resembles a fruit juice. It’s crystal clear. Matched with the different levels of fruit it is an absolute joy to breath in. Leave it to stand for a while and then go back to it, you begin to pick up different layers. It’s astonishing. As for the palate you might as well be drinking a fruit juice. This bottle goes down so easily you’d be forgiven for forgetting you are actually drinking wine. I could go on but I’d bore you with the intricate details.
I tasted this with the same customer who requested the Isabel Sauvignon, plus another gentleman. We were all in agreement in the quality that this wine shows, and the potential it will have for the future. Oh yeah, he ordered a case too.
Drink this on its own or with cold meats.
Soon to be available at North and South Wine. Price to be determined.
Supplier Fields, Morris & Verdin.