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2021 Isabelle Cabernet Merlot

2021 Isabelle Cabernet Merlot

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Our Isabelle Cabernet Merlot is a tribute to Rob Gibson’s mother - a lady of warm heart, underlying strength and a touch of vibrant eccentricity.

This Bordeaux-inspired wine is an expression of varieties that are all grown on our home block, at the cold end of the Barossa in Light Pass - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and a small percentage of Petit Verdot.

Our microclimate in the North-Eastern Barossa is well suited to these varieties, which typically perform better in cooler pockets. Two factors are at play here - we sit at a slightly higher elevation than the valley-floor, which moderates temperatures. We are also at the edge of the foothills of the Barossa’s ranges, where cool air runs down the hills and settles over the river flat terrain of Light Pass itself. This is evident in the many frost fans that are dotted throughout the region.

Our 2021 vintage of Isabelle Cabernet Merlot boasts aromas of tobacco leaf combined with the luscious sweetness of blackberry and boysenberry fruit. The palate shows great complexity and depth with flavours of boysenberry and black olive.

Enjoy a glass or two of Isabelle Cabernet Merlot with braised beef or caramelised vegetables.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of tobacco leaf combines with luscious sweetness of blackberry and boysenberry fruit, creating a captivating contrast that sets the stage for what is to come. Black olive lends a subtle earthy note, while hints of baking spice add a touch of warmth and depth to the bouquet.
On the palate, boysenberry takes centre stage, its vibrant sweetness balanced by the savouriness of black olive. The wine's structure is equally impressive, with grainy tannins providing a firm yet supple framework that enhances the overall texture and mouthfeel.

Technical Details

Alcohol %: 14.8

PH: 3.58

Acidity: 6.76

Residual Sugar:


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