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2019 Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc (750ml)

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand

B-21 Top Recommendation
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We hold these truths to be self-evident: Sauvignon Blanc is king of New Zealand and New Zealand is king of Sauvignon Blanc. I've heard that many times over the past decade, so when I read Wine Advocate's recent multi-part article covering hundreds of New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs – wherein they claimed that Sauvignon Blanc accounts for more than 80% of New Zealand's exports by volume – I wasn't surprised. What does surprise me, though, is how many of those "proud" producers are exporting wines that are so hurried. Wines which lack focus, no vigor, nothing to identify them as classically New Zealand. Well, that's certainly not an issue for Greywacke, where Kevin Judd has taken all the knowledge he imparted at his first startup – a little winery known as Cloudy Bay – and combined it with vineyard partners in the finest sub-districts within the central Wairau Plains and the Southern Valleys. The wines are exactly as you'd expect; Sauvignon Blancs which demand your attention. Unquestionably the darlings of Wine Advocate and others – especially me – you do not want to miss 'em.

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Subtle scents of snap peas mark the nose of the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc. There's passion fruit as well, plus pink grapefruit and a slight crushed tomato-leaf component. It's similarly complex on the palate, where it's medium-bodied, with a strong core of grapefruity acids that give it backbone and length.

91 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Mar 2020)

This wine shows oodles of bright citrus, melon, stone fruit, green tea, tomato leaf and white spice characters. The laser-sharp acidity provides a beautiful balance to the slippery, creamy texture, keeping the fruit bright and tangy.

91 points, Christina Pickard, Wine Enthusiast (May 2020)

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