Those of you who love the intrigue and texture of oak aged Sauvignon Blanc will be all over this deal from Giesen. Ripely fruited and multi-layered with uplifting minerality, at four years of age this is really hitting its stride with superb texture, flavours that continue to evolve in the glass and an almost unbelievable length of flavour. A 'commanding' wine at a very compelling price!
Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"Fruit from two iconic Giesen vineyards make up the 2016 The August 1888. Matthews Lane grapes add rich ripe tropical notes, steely, wet pebble aromas and purity. The organically managed and certified Dillons Point vineyard adds herbal notes, richness and structure. In totality this creates a Sauvignon Blanc with a tropical nose featuring passionfruit and lime leaves. Its multi-dimensional and layered with toasty almonds, fresh brioche and incredible flinty notes. Well-integrated oak provides complexity and elegance."
94/100 Cameron Douglas MS, May 2020 (2016 Vintage)
"I have always enjoyed the bouquet and palate tease of the August – leesy, sweaty, steely, aromas of citrus and ripe pear, wild flowers and gently herbaceous fragrances, some fresh lychee and white peach. On the palate – a fine silky texture with medium acidity, flavours that mirror the nose and an intriguing flavour package that seems almost smoky, but is just the purity of fruit, spice and maturation on lees. Balanced and well made, ready to enjoy from today and through 2022+."