Giesen The August Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

May 24, 2021By Yvonne

Giesen The August Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $41 Named after the grandfather of brothers Marcel, Alex and Theo Giesen; August (Aww-goost) was born in 1888 and became a sommelier, restauranteur, hotelier and total party animal who loved liquid refreshment, the ladies and the high life in that order. After a particularly large night he overslept … Read More

Giesen Uncharted Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

December 16, 2020By Yvonne

Giesen Uncharted Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $19.99 Released as part of a shiny new range and boasting an updated Giesen crest. The crest has been around since their first wines of the 1980’s and incorporates the Southern Cross stars, the ship which represents the journey that Alex, Theo and Marcel made to Aotearoa and the … Read More

Giesen The Fuder Series Clayvin Marlborough Chardonnay 2016

September 9, 2020By Yvonne

Giesen The Fuder Series Clayvin Marlborough Chardonnay 2016 $55 I didn’t have to even put this superstar chardonnay in my mouth to know that it was going to be one of the greatest chardonnay experiences I’d ever have. The aromas that erupted from the glass were a swoon-inducing smorgasbord of smoky, grilled grapefruit and stonefruits, … Read More

Giesen Single Vineyard Fuder Series Marlborough Chardonnay 2015

May 14, 2019By Yvonne

Giesen Single Vineyard Fuder Series Clayvin Marlborough Chardonnay 2015 $49.99 I have literally been doing a months-long Rumplestiltskin dance waiting for this wine to be released.  Certified organic and representing the pinnacle of what the team at Giesen can achieve from Clayvin, (one of Marlborough’s most sought-after vineyards), it’s absolutely stunning and worth every cent … Read More

Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

November 24, 2018By Yvonne

Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014v While I’m pretty sure the 2018 is out in the market now, there’s still a fair bit of the 2017 lurking around, so I thought I’d taste it again.  While the aromas are quite attractive (think bruised basil, capsicum, passionfruit, peach) – the palate is all a bit meh.  There’s … Read More

Giesen Waihopai Single Vineyard Selection Pinot Noir 2014

August 8, 2018By Yvonne

Giesen Waihopai Single Vineyard Selection Pinot Noir 2014 $60 Individually numbered, heavy-duty, black glass bottles were made of this powerfully built pinot noir and if I were able I’d be filling my cellar with them.  Perfumed with raspberry leaf, wild cherry and baked, balsamic strawberry notes, there’s a lovely dried herb layer, hints of cola … Read More

Giesen ‘The Brothers’ Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2014

February 1, 2016By Yvonne

Giesen ‘The Brothers’ Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2014 $29.80 ★★★★ An explosion of lychee and ginger, peach and plush, musky sweetness is going to hit you in this ripe, rumpty gewürztraminer that’ll have you asking for another glass pronto.  If the tropical, spicy, juicy flavours don’t wow you, then the pure, refreshing, finish definitely will.  While it’s … Read More

Giesen The Brothers Marlborough Chardonnay 2014

January 5, 2016By Yvonne

Giesen The Brothers Marlborough Chardonnay 2014 $30 ★★★★ If you’re a fan of funky, full-bodied, stonefruit-soaked chardonnay that has a healthy vein of spice and smoke then this is definitely one to pop away in the cellar.  With lovely layers of grapefruit and grilled pineapple, this wild-yeast fermented wine from Marlborough’s Wairau and Southern valley’s … Read More

New Sauvignon Sensations

November 13, 2013By Yvonne

Last August was the 40th anniversary of the very first grape vines to be planted in Marlborough’s Brancott Valley. More than 1100ha were planted (by hand and by the sight of a rifle to ensure straight rows) in a smorgasbord of varieties, including riesling sylvaner, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir and one nobody had really heard … Read More