Greywacke ‘Wild Sauvignon’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 02-Oct-2017
Bright, light golden-straw colour. The bouquet is soft and full with ripe, sweet tropical fruit and subtle green stonefruit residual flavours. Some density to the nose. Secondary earthiness, somewhat ‘old-fashioned’ in its obviousness. Soft and sweeter on the palate, ripe tropical fruit intermixed with green stonefruits. Quite lush, the palate now beginning to mellow. Drink up. 18.0-/20 Oct 2017 RRP $N/A Cloudy Bay's ‘Te Koko' is the standard by which other ‘worked' Sauvignon Blancs are judged, and Kevin Judd was instrumental in its creation. This ‘Wild Sauvignon' is the equal of any of his earlier wines of this style. The fruit was sourced from sites in the Brancott Valley, Woodbourne, Renwick and Rapaura, wild yeast fermented in French oak barriques, mainly seasoned, to 13.3% alc., the wine then matured in cask for 12 months with lees work. Approx. two thirds underwent malolactic conversion, the wine was then left on lees for another four months. Bright straw-yellow colour with depth, this has a full, concentrated nose of limes, gooseberries, passionfruit, herbs and lantana complexed by nutty oak, smoke, flint and mineral notes. Dry to taste, this is brilliantly constructed with layers of ripe tropical fruit, nectarine and herb flavours. Creamy barrel-ferment textures are finely tensioned by superb acidity. The richness and lusciousness is perfectly balanced by the cut and freshness. Serve with seafood, poultry and pork over the next 3-5 years. 19.0/20 Mar 2011 RRP $36.95

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