I’m not so sure anyone reads a review before buying a bottle of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc but anyway…
No mistaking the region, the variety or the synergy. Passionfruit leaning into pineapple, capsicum, blackberry leaf, thyme and lemongrass with citrus slicing in on the backend. A mere hint of smoke (no mirrors). Acidity is both driving and refreshing but barrel work provides a slightly creamy cushioning buffer. Woody phenolics – not much nuance to them. Plenty of anterior flavour and good if not great carry. 91
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Tasted: March 2014
I prefer the cheaper Dog Point 2013, though absolutely nothing wrong with this either. Love the 2010 Te Koko.
Agree 100%. The Dog Point seems a significantly better wine to me. Not tasted the Te Koko as yet.
I’d be almost 94 on the 2013 Dog Point (tried it twice). A benchmark really.
I wouldn’t argue with that. I gave it 93 but toyed with a gold medal score.