2016 Cloudy Bay Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc

96 Points Bob Campbell MW
In stock
The long-time NZ classic of the 'oaked' style, Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc is all about weight and complexity. Top quality fruit was harvested in the cool of night and fermented in mostly old oak, adding heaps of texture but only a touch of 'oaky' character to the many layers of ripe fruit, mineral and yeast-influenced complexity. Impressive!
$54.99 in mixed 6+ or $60.99 per bottle

Grape

Sauvignon Blanc

Its Origins

Established in 1985 by Cape Mentelle, Cloudy Bay Vineyards is situated in the Wairau Valley in Marlborough at the northern end of New Zealand’s South Island. This unique and cool wine region enjoys a maritime climate with the longest hours of sunshine of any place in New Zealand. Cloudy Bay has estate vineyards located at prime sites within the Wairau Valley, and long-term supply agreements with five Wairau Valley growers. The main varieties grown are sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, and pinot noir with lesser quantities of gewurztraminer, Riesling, and pinot gris.

What The Critics Say

96/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Four parcels of grapes, whole-bunch pressed, barrel-fermented using wild yeasts, partial malolactic fermentation, 15-18 months on lees. Quite a rich, complex wine with toast, marmite, ginger, nectarine, citrus, lime and struck flint flavours. A good food wine that still retains varietal character and crisp acidity. 10 MAR 2019." Drink 2019 - 2023

95/100 The Real Review, Toni Paterson

"A beautifully-structured and complex wine with excellent depth and harmony. As with many fine wines, no one flavour dominates. Nuances of fruit, oak, nettles, almonds and spice. I love the expansive flavours and the long grapefruity finish 23 APR 2019." Drink 2019 - 2021

Variety Sauvignon Blanc
Region Marlborough
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.00%
Maturity 2019 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with PORK
with SEAFOOD

Taste

3

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