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Pinot Noir, Au Bon Climat - Isabelle 2013


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The Wine

Au Bon Climat produce fabulous, long living wines. They handpick everything, sorting through every grape to make sure only the best make it in to the final wine. This is traditional wine making with new technology, and boy does it work well!

This is their top Pinot Noir and it is a real find. Complex and satisfying, big and bold, this is a beautiful wine. 

Jancis Robinson gives this 17.5/20:

Beautifully fragrant - soy, flowers, red cherry, clove, milk chocolate. Just the right chewiness, giving structure and gravitas without being dominant. Wonderfully expressive. (Drink between 2016-2026)

Vinous gives this 92/100:

"Crushed flowers, sweet red cherries, kirsch, mint and dried rose petal meld together in the 2012 Pinot Noir Isabelle. Lifted and intensely aromatic yet pliant on the mid-palate, the 2012 is beautifully balanced. Isabelle is essentially a blend of the best barrels in the cellar and includes vineyards in Sonoma County alongside vineyards in the Central Coast."

Origin Santa Rita Hills - Santa Barbara, California
Grape Variety Pinot Noir
Aromas Cherry, flowers, mint
Palate Rich, pure and full of cherry and forest fruits
Alcohol 13.5%
Drink 2016-2026
Serving Temp 16-18c
Decant Yes, you can decant this for an hour or two.



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Delivery Charges

Delivery costs £12.50 on orders under £60, and £9.95 on orders between £60-£100.

Orders over £100 are delivered FREE of charge!

How We Deliver

We aim to deliver all orders within 2-3 business days, for items in stock. If you are in London and order before 11am you will normally get next day delivery. Outside of London, order before 11am to get 2 day delivery.

Within London we use specialist wine delivery vans. The drivers have all been trained specially in the safe delivery of wine.

Outside of London we use couriers. In order to ensure safe delivery of your wine all of the deliveries are packed in inflatable wine pouches, ensuring their safety.

If you have any problems with your delivery - such as a broken bottle - please take a picture and send it to us the same day so we can deal with this. This is a rare occurrence, but if it were to happen we would replace the bottle as soon as possible.

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Where We Deliver To

We deliver to all areas of England and Wales.

We deliver to Scotland at our normal rate, except for the Highlands where we may contact you regarding an extra delivery fee before processing the order - this is likely to be around £35.

We can deliver to the Isle of Man, Channel Islands or to Northern or Southern Ireland or Scottish Islands, however this will be charged at a higher rate. Please contact us at hookandford@gmail.com to find out more.

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