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Giesen 2012 The Fuder Single Vineyard Selection: Dillons Point Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough $44.99

Flagship barrel-aged (actually aged in a ‘Fuder’ which is a 1000 litre German oak barrel) Sauvignon Blanc with texture, purity and intensity. Tasted alongside the 2011 label, I preferred this vintage which seems to be more integrated and intense, with slightly stronger varietal flavours and mineral character. The wine still shows plenty of nutty yeast lees complexity together with good weight and mouthfeel. It shows good use of oak and yeast influence while retaining strong varietal identity. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view on

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: now-2020

Food match: Tuna wrapped in cavolo nero, salad of octopus, coconut & coriander

Suppliers: The Village Winery, Auckland; Vino Fino, Christchurch

Ranked #33 of 166 2012 Sauvignon Blanc tasted from Marlborough

Price Benchmark: $28.54 Avg 95pt 2012 Sauvignon Blanc tasted from New Zealand

Winery Rating: 96.4 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How does this wine fit into the winery’s range?

Giesen Fuder Dillons Point Sav Blanc 2012

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