2019 Cabernet Merlot
Fragrant aromas of musk, black cherry and spice carry through on the palate along with black cherry, olive and bay-leaf.
From $30.00 per bottle
‘Isabelle’ is a Bordeuax-inspired expression of varieties 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 2019 bottling of Isabelle shows lifted aromas of musk, black cherry with layers of spice which carry through to the palate with black cherry, olive and bay-leaf.
‘Isabelle’ itself is a tribute to Rob Gibson’s mother - a lady of warm heart, underlying strength and a touch of vibrant eccentricity.
2021 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
The Real Review - Aaron Brasher
- Region Barossa
- Vintage 2019
- Type Red Wine
- Variety Cabernet Merlot
- Vegan Friendly ✔
- Volume 750ml
- Alcohol Volume 14.2%
- Standard Drinks 8.3
18 months in seasoned French hogsheads
- Closure ScrewCap
- Vineyard Notes
A mild dry season with good weather conditions through harvest & those with irrigation did well.
- Tasting Notes
Deep crimson with ruby hue. Lifted aromas of musk, black cherry with layers of spice filling the glass. The palate shows great complexity and depth with flavours of black cherry, olive and bay-leaf, balanced with bright acidity and leading to a long, powdery dry finish.