2013 Cloudy Bay Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand

How to describe such a beautiful, deep, thoroughly pleasing wine? Perhaps the almost one year in barrel or partial malolactic fermentation or extended time in bottle before release, so many possibilities and such wonderful results. Light floral and ginger combine with subtle orange, lemon, and an almost smoky component to make a mouthful of joy. Go for it.

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2013 Cloudy Bay Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc


$58.49 as part of a mixed case.

Volume Discount
1-5 $64.99
6-11 $58.49
12+ $55.24

6+ bottles available.

Winemaker's Notes
"Juicy, with mouthwatering notes of nectarine, kaffir lime and lemongrass. A round and creamy mouthfeel complimented by a gentle minerality, while the nervy acidity contributes to a youthful and vibrant finish. Cellaring potential 10 years minimum."

Technical Notes
"After settling for a period of 24 hours the juice was racked directly to French oak barrels (8% new) and allowed to undergo a wild fermentation completed in 4-5 months, while partial malolactic fermentation tempered its fresh acidity. The wine remained in barrel on yeast lees until October 2014, when it was racked and lightly fined for clarity. 13.5% alc."
James Suckling"93 pts ... Another nicely groomed and balanced edition of this flagship wine. It has a layer of dried flowers, beeswax and dried wild grasses across more fruit-centered aromas like lime leaves, lime curd and subtly spicy French oak influence. The palate has a more savory start with hints of nougat, honey and passionfruit. Some pastry-like savory moments as it builds texture and weight before folding neatly into an attractive, pithy, lime-citrus finish. Drink now to 2020."

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