Cloudy-Bay-Marlborough-Sauvignon-Blanc-Te-Koko-2015

Cloudy Bay Marlborough, Sauvignon Blanc Te Koko, 2015

“As more wineries have adopted this style of Sauvignon Blanc, Te Koko isn’t the standout wine it once was. That doesn’t mean it’s not still excellent. The 2015 Te Koko offers pungency and passion fruit on the nose, followed by a wine of great concentration and intensity. Hints of struck flint add complexity, while the mouth-filling palate boasts a rich, multilayered texture and a lingering finish. Only 8% aged in new French oak and about a third of the wine went through malolactic fermentation, leaving it with crisp acids and a great sense of elegance and balance.”
- Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (93 points)

“The 2015 Te Koko has less of the pyrazine elements than the 2014, is more mineral-driven and shows greater clarity and tension. The elegant palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity and hints of blackcurrant leaf and aniseed towards the complex and quite persistent finish. This is a delicious Te Koko that should give a decade of drinking pleasure, possibly more.”
- Neal Martin, Vinous (92 points)

“Plenty of chamomile and beeswax here, with dried lemon pith, grassy and woody complexity. The palate has an assertive line of lemony acidity that holds long, amid gooseberries and green mangoes. Gently nutty notes to close. Drink now. Screw cap.”
- James Suckling (92 points)

“Stylish, offering an intriguing mix of honeysuckle, lanolin and beeswax flavors, with a spicy backdrop for the lemon curd, pear and yellow apple notes. Vibrant acidity. Drink now. 800 cases imported.”
- Wine Spectator (91 points)

Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D6286
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Type: White
Country: New Zealand
Region: Marlborough
Winery: Cloudy Bay Marlborough
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$81.95 $69.95
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$983.40 $839.40
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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D6286
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Type: White
Country: New Zealand
Region: Marlborough
Winery: Cloudy Bay Marlborough

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“As more wineries have adopted this style of Sauvignon Blanc, Te Koko isn’t the standout wine it once was. That doesn’t mean it’s not still excellent. The 2015 Te Koko offers pungency and passion fruit on the nose, followed by a wine of great concentration and intensity. Hints of struck flint add complexity, while the mouth-filling palate boasts a rich, multilayered texture and a lingering finish. Only 8% aged in new French oak and about a third of the wine went through malolactic fermentation, leaving it with crisp acids and a great sense of elegance and balance.”
- Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (93 points)

“The 2015 Te Koko has less of the pyrazine elements than the 2014, is more mineral-driven and shows greater clarity and tension. The elegant palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity and hints of blackcurrant leaf and aniseed towards the complex and quite persistent finish. This is a delicious Te Koko that should give a decade of drinking pleasure, possibly more.”
- Neal Martin, Vinous (92 points)

“Plenty of chamomile and beeswax here, with dried lemon pith, grassy and woody complexity. The palate has an assertive line of lemony acidity that holds long, amid gooseberries and green mangoes. Gently nutty notes to close. Drink now. Screw cap.”
- James Suckling (92 points)

“Stylish, offering an intriguing mix of honeysuckle, lanolin and beeswax flavors, with a spicy backdrop for the lemon curd, pear and yellow apple notes. Vibrant acidity. Drink now. 800 cases imported.”
- Wine Spectator (91 points)