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Cloudy Bay Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2012

External Review by WineExpress.com:

The very existence of Te Koko is the result of winemaking curiosity. The idea of using indigenous yeast was unheard of in New Zealand when the Cloudy Bay winemakers made their first trial in 1991. The Grapes come from the same meticulously managed vineyards as Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, and the parcels of fruit destined for Te Koko are identified at the time of harvesting. Te Koko is released as a three year old wine, only after all the individual components are fully integrated. The Wine Advocate score this 2012 93 points saying "The 2012 Te Koko is redolent of honeyed peaches, pink grapefruit and passion fruit with an undercurrent of cedar and baking bread. Medium-bodied with a lovely silken texture and tons of tropical and toast flavor layers, it finishes long."

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Cloudy Bay Vineyards:
Cloudy Bay has been the benchmark New Zealand wine, from the iconic New Zealand winemaker Kevin Judd, since its founding in 1985 as one of the first 5 wineries in Marlborough. The ultra-premium wines express the purity and intensity of fruit flavors naturally afforded by the top vineyard sites and maritime climate.

External Reviews for Cloudy Bay Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/16/2015

The very existence of Te Koko is the result of winemaking curiosity. The idea of using indigenous yeast was unheard of in New Zealand when the Cloudy Bay winemakers made their first trial in 1991. The Grapes come from the same meticulously managed vineyards as Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, and the parcels of fruit destined for Te Koko are identified at the time of harvesting. Te Koko is released as a three year old wine, only after all the individual components are fully integrated. The Wine Advocate score this 2012 93 points saying "The 2012 Te Koko is redolent of honeyed peaches, pink grapefruit and passion fruit with an undercurrent of cedar and baking bread. Medium-bodied with a lovely silken texture and tons of tropical and toast flavor layers, it finishes long."



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