94 Points
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

$57.99 $54.99 elsewhere $57.99

Regions : Marlborough

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Te Koko is an intriguing style of Sauvignon Blanc that has reached cult status around the world. Produced in very limited quantities this takes the famous Sauvignon Blanc fruit from the Cloudy Bay Vineyards that is gently pressed into mostly old French oak barrels and then left alone to do its thing. A long slow spontaneous fermentation with wild yeasts is followed by a partial malolactic and another year or so in barrel resulting in a very different but beguiling style of Sauvignon Blanc.

Winery notes (2014 Vintage)
"Aromas of grapefruit and white nectarine display a fresh counterpoint to the richer notes of lemon curd and beeswax. Tightly focussed with a taut entry.The finish is an amalgamation of nectarine, glacé fruit and a subtle smoky oak complexity. Floral characters linger in the background."

4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2014 Vintage)
"Te Koko o Kupe ('The Oyster Dredge of Kupe') is the original name for Cloudy Bay; it is also the name of the Marlborough winery's intriguing oak-aged Sauvignon Blanc. The 2014 vintage (4.5*), grown in the Wairau Valley, was fermented in French oak barrels (only 8 per cent new, to ensure a subtle oak influence), and matured in wood on its yeast lees for 15 months. Retasted in November 2017, it is light yellow/green, full-bodied and vibrant, with concentrated tropical-fruit flavours, a herbaceous undercurrent, lively acidity, well-integrated oak, slightly 'funky' notes adding complexity, and a dry (3.5 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. Te Koko lies well outside the mainstream regional style of Sauvignon Blanc, but it is well worth discovering."

94/100 James Suckling (2014 Vintage)
"This has developed wonderfully in the bottle with sliced-peach, lemon and mineral aromas that follow through to a medium-bodied palate, subtle fruit, attractive palate tension and a fresh finish. Screw cap."

94/100 Wifred Wong,, February 2018 (2014 Vintage)
"The impressive 2014 Cloudy Bay Te Koko shows just how far the Kiwis have come. I blind tasted a few of my colleagues, and their educated guesses included a Loire Valley Chenin Blanc—can you spell Savennières? Chile came up as well. Though their words were learned and thoughtful, their expressions were the most telling—their faces were all smiles as they tasted this wine.

The 2014 Cloudy Bay Te Koko begins with a bright look into the glass. As the wine brings its fragrance into the air, there are notes of tart apples, stone fruits, dried citrus, and fragrant herbs. The wine's palate is exquisitely balanced and perfectly crisp. Pair the wine's refreshing finish with simply prepared seafood and you will understand why this wine is so deliriously good."

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