Oh, what a lovely Chardonnay - tropical fruit, oak coming through, a beautiful balance that hints towards Burgundy but being totally Kiwi at the same time.
Isabel Estate is one of the original Marlborough vineyards with some of the oldest vines in the region on original rootstock. In1980, and with a bird's eye view, pilot Mike Tiller discovered a precious pocket of land, and the beginning of one of the pioneering Marlborough wineries was born. Mike and his wife Robyn built a winery on the site and named it in honour of Mike's mother, Isabel. Throughout the 1980s the couple planted key noble varietals and began to deliver fruit of exceptional quality, in high demand from premium and internationally renowned wine producers. In 2001 Mike's mother, Isabel, coerced him into abandoning his flying career to focus on the estate.