The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

Isabel Marlborough Pinot Noir 2008

Isabel Pinot Noir 2008

Isabel Marlborough Pinot Noir 2008

Marlborough – New Zealand

Grape Variety – Pinot Noir

ABV 13.5%

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on May 12, 2011 by in Wine Reviews..

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,411 other followers

Blog Stats

  • 75,235 hits
<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: