75cl * Vegan * 13.0% ABV * Marlborough, New Zealand
The first commercial release of this Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc was in 1996 and since then Isabel has earnt its place as one of the most iconic wines of the region. Whilst it's as grassy and fresh as you'd expect, this has a more restrained, serious style - partly down to a site that lies on higher ground to the south of the valley and on the banks of the Omaka river, and partly down to some really classy winemaking that has utilised barrel fermentation and lees ageing to good effect. Serve with new season grilled asparagus.
The Wine Merchant Top 100 - Winner 2021