Cloudy Bay Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc 2016


Past vintages of this barrel-influenced sauvignon have definitely walked on the wild side, but this latest release is more restrained. With a little time in bottle, the gun flint, smokey aromas have settled down and integrated well, allowing the bright citrus fruit to speak. Red grapefruit and kaffir lime flavours with some biscuit and fresh pastry notes give the palate weight and depth and, whilst there is a good degree of complexity, the wine retains a succulent juicy character.