2013 Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale yellow-green. Complex nose offers scents of pineapple, citrus peel, spices and white pepper. Sweet, rich and intense, with enticing, ripe, dusty flavors of pineapple and grapefruit. A seamless, beautifully balanced fruit bomb with real palate presence and little in the way of greenness. Really expands in the mouth.
Long-time Cloudy Bay winemaker Kevin Judd has been out on his own for several vintages, and this is a fine effort. The characteristic herbal, grassy elements of Marlborough are present, but toned-down, making this wine an easier fit with a variety of foodstuffs. A pleasant plumpness to the mouthfeel turns dry and chalky on the long finish.
Complex, with an up-front whiff of petrol turning into notes of lemongrass and white flowers, then giving way to smooth and succulent grapefruit, lemon and green apple flavors. Juicy finish.
A stunning follow-up to the last few vintages of Greywacke, perhaps the best yet! This wine is quickly becoming one of our favorites! Slightly richer and riper than the cool 2012 vintage but with excellent texture and acidity. The nose is very pronounced with lychee and tropical notes with some sharper citrus elements. On the palate the wine is broad with a lovely soft texture and abundant flavor. The fine acidity, less snappy than previous incarnations, is nevertheless present enough to lengthen the palate and the wonderful finish. Excellent stuff!