Greywacke

Kevin Judd Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

8.9430 ratings
8.942 pro ratings
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Sauvignon Blanc
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight's wine is the 2018 Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand.

The nose reveals aromas of lime, grass, melon, grapefruit, mandarin orange, orange peel and wet concrete.

On the palate there are notes of grapefruit, nectarine, passionfruit, lime and mlm limestone minerality.

This wine is medium bodied with a smooth rich balance and high acidity that moves right into a long clean, crisp, minerality finish. I am really liking these New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs and they don't disappoint. Let's have a great weekend this weekend and enjoy whatever wine or wines you decide to drink. Lets be safe and be kind to each other. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂

Tonight's wine is the 2018 Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand.

The nose reveals aromas of lime, grass, melon, grapefruit, mandarin orange, orange peel and wet concrete.

On the palate there are notes of grapefruit, nectarine, passionfruit, lime and mlm limestone minerality.

This wine is medium bodied with a smooth rich balance and high acidity that moves right into a long clean, crisp, minerality finish. I am really liking these New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs and they don't disappoint. Let's have a great weekend this weekend and enjoy whatever wine or wines you decide to drink. Lets be safe and be kind to each other. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂

Aug 1st, 2019
Ryan Mullins

Classic. Orange marmalade

Classic. Orange marmalade

Jun 18th, 2019
Meg Herring

So. Much. Grapefruit.

So. Much. Grapefruit.

Sep 9th, 2018
Gregory Fulchiero

Delightful - lively - with a subtle grapefruit rind and slight hint of RS. A crowd pleaser

Delightful - lively - with a subtle grapefruit rind and slight hint of RS. A crowd pleaser

Jul 10th, 2018
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.1

Very good, classic NZSB. Will drink this more regularly now.

Very good, classic NZSB. Will drink this more regularly now.

May 3rd, 2018
Boris Mathiszik

Very nice. Elegant and crisp.

Very nice. Elegant and crisp.

Dec 28th, 2017
Ivan London

Winemaker's Notes: #53 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012 Imagine a refreshing sorbet-like medley of fresh lychee, grapefruit and honeydew melon laced with flinty minerality and finished with an infusion of mandarin and lime zest. A lively, invigorating wine with persistent grapefruit flavours and a steely blackcurrant tang – crisp but succulent with a long enduring finish. Critical Acclaim: This intriguing white delivers a complex aromatic note that includes whiffs of petrol, oolong tea, mineral and lanolin, giving way to an equally complex flavor profile. Crunchy green apple, Meyer lemon and melon flavors are refreshing, balanced, and persistent on the finish. 92 Points Wine Spectator Pale, bright yellow. Highly aromatic nose combines grapefruit rind, underripe pineapple, white pepper, fresh herbs and stony minerality. Rich, pliant and fairly full, but with a juicy sappy quality to the orange blossom and spice flavors. In a rather forward style but bright framing acidity gives it definition and thrust. Finishes with excellent length. Greywacke is the new project of sauvignon blanc guru Kevin Judd, who put Cloudy Bay on the map during his 25 years as winemaker there. 91 Points International Wine Cellar Former Cloudy Bay winemaker Kevin Judd’s new label displays a vibrant pungency to its leafy aromas, then opens up on the palate to add gooseberry and grapefruit notes. It's refreshingly medium bodied, with a slightly creamy texture and a long finish filled with pink grapefruit. 90 Points Wine Enthusiast

Winemaker's Notes: #53 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012 Imagine a refreshing sorbet-like medley of fresh lychee, grapefruit and honeydew melon laced with flinty minerality and finished with an infusion of mandarin and lime zest. A lively, invigorating wine with persistent grapefruit flavours and a steely blackcurrant tang – crisp but succulent with a long enduring finish. Critical Acclaim: This intriguing white delivers a complex aromatic note that includes whiffs of petrol, oolong tea, mineral and lanolin, giving way to an equally complex flavor profile. Crunchy green apple, Meyer lemon and melon flavors are refreshing, balanced, and persistent on the finish. 92 Points Wine Spectator Pale, bright yellow. Highly aromatic nose combines grapefruit rind, underripe pineapple, white pepper, fresh herbs and stony minerality. Rich, pliant and fairly full, but with a juicy sappy quality to the orange blossom and spice flavors. In a rather forward style but bright framing acidity gives it definition and thrust. Finishes with excellent length. Greywacke is the new project of sauvignon blanc guru Kevin Judd, who put Cloudy Bay on the map during his 25 years as winemaker there. 91 Points International Wine Cellar Former Cloudy Bay winemaker Kevin Judd’s new label displays a vibrant pungency to its leafy aromas, then opens up on the palate to add gooseberry and grapefruit notes. It's refreshingly medium bodied, with a slightly creamy texture and a long finish filled with pink grapefruit. 90 Points Wine Enthusiast

4 people found it helpfulJan 11th, 2014
Bryce Wiatrak

Greywacke is Kevin Judd's present label, after serving as winemaker at Cloudy Bay and propelling the winery to global acclaim. The name Greywacke refers to a type of river stones found throughout New Zealand. At Greywacke, Judd proves to still be a master of Sauvignon Blanc, and his "Wild Sauvignon" is no excpetion. This is the apex of what oak-fermented New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc can be - one doesn’t lose the untethered audacity of its varietal character. Tactile and lengthy, it tastes of sesame seeds, grapefruit, thyme, parsley, green apple skin, and sea salt. Palate coating, but still feral and daring.

Greywacke is Kevin Judd's present label, after serving as winemaker at Cloudy Bay and propelling the winery to global acclaim. The name Greywacke refers to a type of river stones found throughout New Zealand. At Greywacke, Judd proves to still be a master of Sauvignon Blanc, and his "Wild Sauvignon" is no excpetion. This is the apex of what oak-fermented New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc can be - one doesn’t lose the untethered audacity of its varietal character. Tactile and lengthy, it tastes of sesame seeds, grapefruit, thyme, parsley, green apple skin, and sea salt. Palate coating, but still feral and daring.

1 person found it helpfulApr 22nd, 2018
Max Jewell

Still a fantastic example of how Kiwi should be made. Much more reserved than the typical style of massive gooseberries & nettles shiver in your mouth. Gone more Loire in style with much prettier, elegant feminine style of SB. Clean, long & fresh. Spring wine!

Still a fantastic example of how Kiwi should be made. Much more reserved than the typical style of massive gooseberries & nettles shiver in your mouth. Gone more Loire in style with much prettier, elegant feminine style of SB. Clean, long & fresh. Spring wine!

1 person found it helpfulNov 30th, 2017
phillip bae

Absolutely delightful with tons of lime, tropical fruit, green apple on nose. The perfectly balanced acidity deliver such nose to palate leaving persisting lime finish. Pair it with a seafood pasta...YUM!!

Absolutely delightful with tons of lime, tropical fruit, green apple on nose. The perfectly balanced acidity deliver such nose to palate leaving persisting lime finish. Pair it with a seafood pasta...YUM!!

1 person found it helpfulNov 8th, 2015