Greywacke Wild Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Greywacke Wild Sauvignon Blanc 2019

 

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Greywacke
Wild Sauvignon Blanc 2019
  • Vintage : 2019
  • Country : New Zealand
  • Region : Marlborough
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Medium Bodied Aromatic Dry
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,3°
  • Grappes : 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 94 2019
DCT Decanter 96 2018
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 92 2018
WS Wine Spectator 92 2017
WE Wine Enthusiast 90 2017
RP Robert Parker 91 2016
BC Bob Campbell MW 95 2015
JR Jancis Robinson 17.5 2013
More information on wine critics and ratings
Fermented entirely with naturally occurring yeast, this is an alternative style of Sauvignon Blanc that is both intricate and textural. An inviting combination of fragrant patisserie-like aromas and fresh herbs – the sweet scent of lemon meringue and apricot friand seems to meld with a tarragon-like herbal quality and a hint of smokiness. The palate is succulent and packed with stone fruit and vanilla, finishing crisp and long with a flinty dryness.

James Suckling (JS) : 94 Points (2019)
A favorite sauvignon with sliced-pear, apple, smoke and flint aromas that follow through to a full body that is tight and well structured with tension and focus. Drink now.

Decanter (DCT) : 96 Points (2018)
Complex, flinty, mineral, wild and earthy. Aromas and flavours of peach and preserved lemon, tropical flowers and grapefruit, hay, fresh herb and fruit spice. Distinctive texture with a fine lees, brisk acidity and a mineral mouthfeel. Expressive and complex, lengthy and delicious. A fascinating wine!

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 92 Points (2018)
If you want to be wild and do it with Sauvignon, I can't think of a better place to start. This cuvée undertakes a long, slow, indigenous fermentation in barrel and the result is a really smart, textural style. This is not a shy wine: it's funky with top notes of vivacious violets and a savory undertow of oatmeal. As much as two-thirds of this wine undergoes the malolactic conversion, so there's also a subtle creamy element on the fine but firm finish. (RG) (11/2020)

Wine Spectator (WS) : 92 Points (2017)
Succulent white peach, apricot and lemon curd flavors are wonderfully lush and complex, with whiffs of beeswax, powdered ginger and lemongrass that linger on a juicy frame. Drink now.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 90 Points (2017)
The cooler vintage can be felt on the 2017 version of former Cloudy Bay winemaker Kevin Judd’s Wild Sauvignon. It starts reductively, with wax, onion and salty notes but opens with air to something more buttery, like a Chardonnay, with citrus, stone fruit and green herbal aromas at the rear. The textural work on the palate is obvious, and while it’s still full bodied, this vintage is a more focused and refreshingly restrained expression than we’ve seen in the past. 

Robert Parker (RP) : 91 Points (2016)
Kevin Judd's 2016 Wild Sauvignon features toasty accents to it layers of ripe nectarine and pineapple. It's medium-bodied, reasonably rich and textured on the palate, then it weakens a bit on the finish. Stronger vintages can age up to a decade or more, but I'd suggest drinking this by 2023.

Bob Campbell MW (BC) : 95 Points (2015)
Pure, flinty wine in a bone-dry style with citrus and subtle stone fruit flavours. Nice purity with bright acidity helping drive a lengthy finish. Good weight and a suede-like texture. Impressive. Tasted in a vertical back to 2009.

Jancis Robinson (JR) : 17.5 Points (2013)
Tasted Feb 2016 - Lovely light note of struck match but it doesn't obscure the rich depth of the fruit. Greengage more than grassy, with a long tangy finish and great presence without excess fat. Spicy aftertaste. (JH)

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WS
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RP
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VN
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Greywacke Wild Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Reviewed by James Suckling 03-02-2022 . Score: 4.5