2012 Giesen "The Brothers Reserve" Pinot Noir Marlborough (Previously $25)
Looking attractive and slinky in 2012, this has ample dark-berry and cherry fruits on offer, with a fine sheen of sappy undergrowth and oak spice. The palate's smoothly resolved with flowing, supple tannins that are drenched in bright berry flavor.
Attractive Pinot Noir with red cherry, blueberry, spice and vanilla flavours. Fruit sweetness is perfectly balanced by gentle tannins that give a pleasantly drying finish.
Bright medium red. Perfumed aromas of strawberry, rose petal and spices. Juicy and intense, offering very good concentration to its brambly red berry and cherry flavors. Finishes with firm but smooth tannins and very good tactile persistence. (ST)
The quality at the high end of the Giesen lineup has been steadily increasing over recent years. This is a supple, complete Pinot, combining brown sugar, black cherries and sous bois notes effortlessly into a medium-bodied wine with no hard edges.
Light crimson. Some grunt and depth of flavour with real vitality, lift and sappiness. Beginning, middle and end to this wine.
Elegant, offering appealing peppery accents to the trim flavors of cherry and cranberry, with fresh sage and floral notes. Crisp finish. Drink now through 2023. (Web Only—2014)
*Special Pricing* on the last of Giesen's "Brothers Reserve" Pinot Noir. This Pinot is made from select parcels for fruit from all estate vineyards throughout the Wairau Valley. This is a soft, rich, spicy, ripe-fruited Pinot with a dusting of soil/earthy notes and brambly character. Great value at our last-of-vintage pricing! (Ryan Woodhouse, K&L NZ Wine Buyer)