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2013 Giesen The August 1888 Sauvignon Blanc

The flagship Sauvignon in the Giesen range!

2013 Giesen The August 1888 Sauvignon Blanc

The flagship Sauvignon in the Giesen range!

$39.99

per bottle

Elsewhere $42.99
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Trophy Gold Robert Parker Wine Advocate 91/100 Bob Campbell MW 93/100
44% Off

2013 Giesen The August 1888 Sauvignon Blanc

The flagship Sauvignon in the Giesen range!

Trophy Gold Robert Parker Wine Advocate 91/100 Bob Campbell MW 93/100

Description

The barrel fermented style of Sauvignon Blanc is really starting to gain traction amongst those looking for a little more in their white wines than overt fruit flavours. The oak and lees time adds structure and the ability to improve with age and this August 2013 is an exceptional example of when it is done well. No hint of the heavy sulphides that can plague the style, the wine is a masterpiece that flatters to deceive.

Smells

Intense blackcurrant reminiscent of childhood Ribena, with dried herbal and floral notes supported by subtle savoury oak influence.

Tastes

Impressively powerful and complex with a lovely creamy texture offset by sweet peach, currant and savoury notes working in harmony before a long, biscuity finish. This unique wine calls for a herb-roasted chicken or intensely flavoured seafood dish like oysters with shallot red wine vinegar. Enjoy between now and 2022.

BrandGiesen Wines

RegionMarlborough

VarietalSauvignon Blanc

Size750ml

Alcohol %14.5%

Vintage2013

CountryNew Zealand

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