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Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
  • WE 87
  • RP 87
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Winemaker Notes

The 2010 Sauvignon Blanc has a great range of aromas and flavors that seem to change and evolve in the glass. We get citrus, crushed herbs and a distinctive gooseberry lift with green notes reminiscent of fresh pea pods but also a sweet leafy boxwood aroma. On the palate there are flavors of grapefruit and red capsicum where mid palate fruit sweetness is balanced by a fresh, lively citrus acidity.

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Critical Acclaim

WE 87
Wine Enthusiast

Relatively light bodied, this Sauvignon Blanc has pungent aromas of crushed tomato leaf and nettles. It's a green style from start to finish, capped off by lime-like acids.

RP 87
The Wine Advocate

The 2010 Sauvignon Blanc offers pronounced notes of gooseberries, lemon juice and apple slices over hints of fresh grass. Medium bodied, it gives a good concentration of vibrant citrus and gooseberry flavors with crisp acidity and a long zesty finish. This is textbook Marlborough Sauvignon. Drinking now, it should remain fresh through 2013.

Giesen, Marlborough, New Zealand
If it weren’t for the heat and the snakes, the Giesen brothers could well have settled in Australia. But after suffering in 40 degree temperatures and an incident involving a snake in a swimming pool, Theo Giesen decided that New Zealand was a more attractive option. Australia’s loss has been New Zealand’s gain. Theo and Alex were the first to arrive in New Zealand on their equivalent of an OE. They had initially planned to... View More