Fragrant to say the least, wow! The ’07 vintage saw its challenges in late spring with frosts affecting flowering, but the low yields were obviously to our advantage. Flavours explode from the glass! Intense lime and citrus, exotic fruit and floral notes… The palate too is lively, but manages a smooth & round ‘delivery’ while exuding tropical fruit, tangy citrus and minerality.
This is a bright, crisp and fresh Sauvignon Blanc, but in keeping with the Isabel style it offers good palate weight while maintaining elegance and balance. Certainly enjoyable in its youth, this wine will continue to develop in years to come.
“Clean, nicely rounded and quite mouth-filling for Marlborough sauvignon blanc. A definitive style remaining, yet with the extra mouth-interest from Isabel’s special site. Nicely ready, very food-friendlya nd with wide appeal.”
- Peter Saunders, F&B Magazine, April 2008
“Is all citrus, gooseberry and apple, well balanced with fresh acidity, and a good, mineral finish.”
- Graeme Barrow, Northern Advocate, 26th April 2008
“Not as assertive as some Marlborough sauvignons, this is fragrant with hints of tinned peas, ripe sweet, textural fruit that fills the mouth, and a long aftertaste.”
- Charmian Smith, Otago Daily Times, 9th April 2008