Cloudy Bay

Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc

9.311 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Barrel-fermented, pale lemon color, aromas of stone and tropical fruit with citrus, honeysuckle and flinty notes. On the palate flavors of peach, ripe apple, melon and lemon citrus, crisp with herb floral spice. Well balanced, lively acidity, long finish ending with fruit and wet stone character.

Barrel-fermented, pale lemon color, aromas of stone and tropical fruit with citrus, honeysuckle and flinty notes. On the palate flavors of peach, ripe apple, melon and lemon citrus, crisp with herb floral spice. Well balanced, lively acidity, long finish ending with fruit and wet stone character.

Feb 8th, 2023
John Willison

If NZ SB and White Burgundy had a child…subtle tropical and stone fruit combined with some subtle oak notes.

If NZ SB and White Burgundy had a child…subtle tropical and stone fruit combined with some subtle oak notes.

Aug 10th, 2022
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9.3

Back after two years of absence (the quality was not judged good enough to create Te Koko in 2017 and 2018), the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Te Koko reflects the more precise viticulture and pared-back winemaking now going on at Cloudy Bay. From full malo and heaps of new oak, there's now just 8% new, 52% malo and 11 months on lees in the 2019, finishing in more reductive environment of tanks and cuves rather than bottles, which creates a more defined wine. The result is a savory, plush expression that expands in the mouth. It has a delightful creamy texture yet finishes with fine tension. Gone are the days of blowsy Te Koko. This has delightful acidity, smoky notes, hazelnut, pear and nougat on the long finish. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, March 2022)

Back after two years of absence (the quality was not judged good enough to create Te Koko in 2017 and 2018), the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Te Koko reflects the more precise viticulture and pared-back winemaking now going on at Cloudy Bay. From full malo and heaps of new oak, there's now just 8% new, 52% malo and 11 months on lees in the 2019, finishing in more reductive environment of tanks and cuves rather than bottles, which creates a more defined wine. The result is a savory, plush expression that expands in the mouth. It has a delightful creamy texture yet finishes with fine tension. Gone are the days of blowsy Te Koko. This has delightful acidity, smoky notes, hazelnut, pear and nougat on the long finish. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, March 2022)

Mar 16th, 2022
Dmitry Muzychak

Выпито в горьком одиночестве в ресторане Azure fish Maxx Royal 17.07.23. Ровно 36 лет назад бала наша со Светой свадьба. Как быстро пролетели годы…🥲

Выпито в горьком одиночестве в ресторане Azure fish Maxx Royal 17.07.23. Ровно 36 лет назад бала наша со Светой свадьба. Как быстро пролетели годы…🥲

Jul 17th, 2023
Stuart Pollack

Grapefruit to start, moving to pineapple and passion fruit to finish. My favorite Sauvignon Blanc.

Grapefruit to start, moving to pineapple and passion fruit to finish. My favorite Sauvignon Blanc.

Nov 22nd, 2022
James Waterson

Perfect for watching the bears lose

Perfect for watching the bears lose

Nov 8th, 2020
Stef Van Der Vorst

Stef had this 6 months ago

Stef had this 6 months ago

Jan 6th, 2024
James R. Gilbarty

James had this 3 years ago

James had this 3 years ago

Nov 24th, 2021
Joe Buser

Joe had this 3 years ago

Joe had this 3 years ago

Dec 24th, 2020
Scott Mertens

Scott had this 4 years ago

Scott had this 4 years ago

Oct 9th, 2020