This wine was crowned Champion Wine Of Show at the AirNZ Wine Awards at the end of 2017, along with Champion Chardonnay, the first time in 23 years a Marlborough Chardonnay has won this award. Distributed in Australia exclusively by Woolworth’s liquor and to be found at their Dan Murphy’s and BWS stores.
Isabel Estate, Chardonnay, Marlborough, 2016
A deep yellow colour, showing the barrel work and maturity. Layers and layers of aromas: winemaking artifact arrives first with sweet oak and nutty, creamy, honeyed notes before fig, nectarine, and orange citrus. The richness continues on the palate with seamless fig and stonefruit wrapped in spicy oak. The long finish of honey and preserved lemon with a electric undercurrent of freshening limey acidity. A wonderful, full expression of Chardonnay.
RRP: $35 (AU)