Isabel Estate - Pinot Noir 2016Lifted Aromatics
Country of OriginNew Zealand
- 100%Pinot Noir
- BodyMedium Bodied
- Food MatchGame
- Grape TypePinot Noir
- Malolactic FermentationYes
- Type of closureScrew Cap
- WinemakerMike & Robyn Tiller
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!