Selected for the Fine Wines of New Zealand List
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 2021 vintage was and it doesn't get much better than this.
Winery notes (2021 Vintage)
"A delightful fusion of ripe summer fruit and delicate floral perfume – Golden Queen peaches and poached yellow pears; baked apples, mango and rock melon; mingled with apple blossom fragrance and a twist of lemon sherbet. Succulent and crisp, with a delicate fennel-like herbal quality and a dry, textural palate. Quintessentially Marlborough, but a deliciously subtle, ripe interpretation of the classic style."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2021 Vintage)
"Grown in the central Wairau Valley and the Southern Valleys, the 2021 vintage was handled principally in stainless steel tanks (a small percentage was fermented with indigenous yeasts in old oak casks). Classy and concentrated, it is vibrantly fruity and savoury, with ripe, passionfruit and lime flavours, showing a distinct touch of complexity, and a crisp, dry finish."
93/100 Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, June 2022 (2020 Vintage)
"Juicy and bright. A lively, fresh and youthful expression that does tropical fruits and grassiness well but tames it nicely and delivers a taut and vibrant wine of purity with light herbal interplay. Delightful, is the final message."
Reviews for the 2020 vintage below…
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."