Cloudy Bay

Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc

9.129 ratings
9.36 pro ratings
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Sauvignon Blanc
Top Notes For
Ron R
9.3

Great SB. Prior notes apply. I detect very slight oxidation, so drink up.

Great SB. Prior notes apply. I detect very slight oxidation, so drink up.

Oct 15th, 2019
Ron R
9.3

We loved this. Exotic nose of pineapple, guava and kiwi fruit. Lovely presentation on the palate. Consistent with the nose, the palate comes across as dry and tense. Bright acidity, citrus notes of meyer lemons, with an extended, saline finish. We are grateful that we have more of this.
Our tiler is great. Finished the powder room today... grouting will finish the job tomorrow.

We loved this. Exotic nose of pineapple, guava and kiwi fruit. Lovely presentation on the palate. Consistent with the nose, the palate comes across as dry and tense. Bright acidity, citrus notes of meyer lemons, with an extended, saline finish. We are grateful that we have more of this.
Our tiler is great. Finished the powder room today... grouting will finish the job tomorrow.

Mar 1st, 2019
Ron R
9.2

My brother-in-law is our bitch tonight!
Turkey curry in flight. We kicked off the evening with a great SB from New Zealand 🇳🇿
Stunning visual presentation. Nose is dominated by grapefruit and limes. Palate displays consistency with the nose, along with some nice, chalky minerality. It’s matured in oak, but the wood treatment is almost imperceptible, given that the percentage of new oak used doesn’t hit double-digits. Lovely citrus and stone fruits on the mid-palate. Unusual for a SB from Cloudy, it displays a roundness, with restrained acidity. I’m thinking this is due to its age. I have half a case of these, and I’m not going to cellar them for too long. This is at its apex now. Need to see more of this on the Delectable feed.
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My brother-in-law is our bitch tonight!
Turkey curry in flight. We kicked off the evening with a great SB from New Zealand 🇳🇿
Stunning visual presentation. Nose is dominated by grapefruit and limes. Palate displays consistency with the nose, along with some nice, chalky minerality. It’s matured in oak, but the wood treatment is almost imperceptible, given that the percentage of new oak used doesn’t hit double-digits. Lovely citrus and stone fruits on the mid-palate. Unusual for a SB from Cloudy, it displays a roundness, with restrained acidity. I’m thinking this is due to its age. I have half a case of these, and I’m not going to cellar them for too long. This is at its apex now. Need to see more of this on the Delectable feed.
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Dec 27th, 2018
Dimitri Fedotov, C.S.

Sommelier Osteria 177

8.9

Tremendous character. Just for its flavor I need to give it full body status, despite Med alcohol.

Tremendous character. Just for its flavor I need to give it full body status, despite Med alcohol.

2 people found it helpfulApr 28th, 2016
Ping chen

Deeper complexity vs std sauv blanc. But took a few hours for the oak to express itself. Big tropical fruit (pineapple, papaya) typical of new world sauv with the addition of coconut on the nose. 388hkd Watson's hk. 2017/10

Deeper complexity vs std sauv blanc. But took a few hours for the oak to express itself. Big tropical fruit (pineapple, papaya) typical of new world sauv with the addition of coconut on the nose. 388hkd Watson's hk. 2017/10

1 person found it helpfulOct 15th, 2017
Matt Grauwiler

Very refreshing on a nice summer day; bell pepper bursting on your nose and mouth

Very refreshing on a nice summer day; bell pepper bursting on your nose and mouth

1 person found it helpfulAug 27th, 2017
Todd Timbrook

Fantastic!

Fantastic!

1 person found it helpfulJul 6th, 2017
Stuart Pollack

The best Sauvignon Blanc ever made. Apple flavors and apple nose, followed by citrus.

The best Sauvignon Blanc ever made. Apple flavors and apple nose, followed by citrus.

1 person found it helpfulMay 21st, 2017
Vasilij Uss

Это просто нектар! Один аромат просто валит с ног! Прекрасное вино...

Это просто нектар! Один аромат просто валит с ног! Прекрасное вино...

1 person found it helpfulMar 16th, 2017
Jay Farr

Very good

Very good

1 person found it helpfulNov 24th, 2016