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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
An interesting Marlborough sauvignon blanc: Giesen The Brothers Sauvignon Blanc 2011
This particular sauvignon blanc from Giesen from the 2011 vintage reminded me of a hypothetical blend of a Marlborough sauvignon blanc and a Sancerre. It is lemon-white in colour with a pale intensity of expression. The wine opens to medium intensity aromatics of straw, hay and stones. Softer gooseberry notes voice in the background together with some lemon pith, and a sprinkling of crushed up passionfruit. The palate is high in acidity, and lemon citrus pith dominant. I found this wine to be a quite enjoyable and balanced expression of Marlborough sauvignon blanc. Good
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