Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2012

I liked Giesen's 2011 sauvignon blanc, but I found the 2012 a less appealing drink.  A pale intensity yellow in colour, it has aromatics of tinned asparagus, herbs and lemon.  The asparagus character softens a bit with time in the glass.   On the palate, asparagus, lemon, herbs, short length and high acid contributed a certain balance, but lemon and passionfruit pith flavours led to some sourness too.  With time in the glass, this proved to be a balanced and acceptable wine for its price and style, although its herbal and asparagus characters are too pronounced for my preference.  Acceptable

Abv: 13%
Price: $15
Source: sample
Vendors: Check
Tasted: 2013
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March 17, 2013

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