Greywacke

Kevin Judd Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

8.857 ratings
8.83 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
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
Neal Ferry

Acid, Bitter....,good

Acid, Bitter....,good

May 11th, 2018
Kyle

Very smoth, balanced and refreshing. Floral notes from start to finish. Not too sweet. Pear and floral aroma

Very smoth, balanced and refreshing. Floral notes from start to finish. Not too sweet. Pear and floral aroma

Aug 21st, 2017
James Weingarten

Excellent balance. Great with food. Overtime of vanilla. Subtle.

Excellent balance. Great with food. Overtime of vanilla. Subtle.

Apr 28th, 2017
Alex Carmen

Smooth and a little tart with Apple flavor

Smooth and a little tart with Apple flavor

Apr 5th, 2017
Sarah Lentz-Kapua

Very light, smooth very good!

Very light, smooth very good!

Jan 15th, 2017
Miko S
8.8

Solid choice, great value

Solid choice, great value

Dec 3rd, 2016
Robert Schuetter

Fairly heavy initial citrus/grapefruit front.

Fairly heavy initial citrus/grapefruit front.

Nov 21st, 2016
Martin Frowde

Quite pale colour but relatively aromatic - hazelnut mixed with some ripe pear perhaps? Some lemon, lime, pear and blackcurrant leaf to the taste. A clean taste yet with a lightly juicy edge. Quite a refined drop if perhaps a little too restrained.

Quite pale colour but relatively aromatic - hazelnut mixed with some ripe pear perhaps? Some lemon, lime, pear and blackcurrant leaf to the taste. A clean taste yet with a lightly juicy edge. Quite a refined drop if perhaps a little too restrained.

Oct 29th, 2016
Danny Martinez

Fruit forward. Great acidity.

Fruit forward. Great acidity.

Aug 30th, 2016