Giesen Uncharted Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

January 6, 2022By Yvonne

Giesen Uncharted Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 $27 This is one of those wines I keep buying and re-tasting and over the last year it’s just getting more and more delicious. Ultra-friendly, juicy and chock full of cherry and hedgerow berries. Sweetly spiced and softly smoky, it’s edged with cocoa and clove and finishes ripe and … Read More

Giesen Uncharted Marlborough Chardonnay 2020

October 19, 2021By Yvonne

Giesen Uncharted Marlborough Chardonnay 2020 $28 Erupting with roast apricot, pineapple and cinnamon toast characters on the nose and sending the palate into an apple-edged, peach party on the palate. The monster 2020 vintage has seriously delivered something delicious. Fat, juicy and jumping with energy and tension, it’s a rich, ripe, facewallop of a chardonnay … Read More

Giesen Reiler Goldlay Mosel Riesling 2018

September 26, 2021By Yvonne

Giesen Reiler Goldlay Mosel Riesling 2018 $22 After emigrating from Germany back in the 1980s and building a hugely successful wine business here in New Zealand, the three Giesen brothers doubled back and purchased a small, terraced vineyard in the village of Reil on the banks of Germany’s Mosel River, a place famous for turning … Read More

Top wine and beer picks for Queen’s Birthday Weekend 2021

September 6, 2021By Yvonne

Yvonne Lorkin’s top wine and beer picks for Queen’s Birthday Weekend 2021 5 Jun, 2021  By: Yvonne Lorkin Ah, we’ve reached the Queen’s Birthday side of the year. The ducks are quacking, the stags are on the roar, mushrooms are mushrooming and the days of foraging for figs and feijoas are finished. Daylight saving is also long … Read More

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