Selected for the 2020 Fine Wines of New Zealand List
The twelfth vintage of Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc and what a wine to mark this milestone. With 25 vintages as head-honcho at the iconic Cloudy Bay previous to launching Greywacke, Kevin Judd's vast experience with Sauvignon Blanc is blindingly obvious when you try this wine. Beautifully ripe fruit, great concentration, incredible length and of course perfect balance leaves you with no doubt that this is super-premium Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. It is only now when we are starting to see the release of the serious Sauvignon Blancs that we are getting a picture on how good the 2020 vintage was and it doesn't get much better than this.
Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"Imagine a summer fruit salad – ripe golden peaches, honeydew melon, nectarines and passionfruit, with a generous splash of cassis and a sprinkling of lime zest – this is a subtle, delicately aromatic, ripe interpretation of Marlborough sauvignon blanc. The palate is generous and textural, showing great concentration and finishing with a crisp, succulent finish."
5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"Beautifully composed and immediately appealing, the fragrant bouquet shows green rockmelon, feijoa, lemon/lime zest and white floral aromas, leading to a focused and persistent palate that's juicy and lively. Flavoursome and super long on the finish. At its best: now to 2028."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2020 Vintage)
"Bright, light lemon/green, the youthful 2020 vintage is a very elegant, mouthfilling wine, with vigorous, tropical-fruit flavours, a herbaceous undercurrent, a distinct touch of complexity, and a crisp, long finish. Best drinking mid-2021+."