2014 Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc Wild

Year: 2014
Appellation: Marlborough
Country: New Zealand
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 92
Vinous Media: 92
James Suckling: 94
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
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"The lemon-lime and lemongrass notes are precise, set on a light and supple body. Peppery, fresh herb accents linger on the finish, where the flavors crescendo and a lemon verbena detail sings out. Drink now. 700 cases imported. –MW " (WS)

"The 2014 Wild Sauvignon has evolved into a lovely array of lemongrass, lime leaves and coriander seed hints over a core of grapefruit and dried herbs. Medium-bodied, the palate has a beautiful satiny texture with elegant herbal flavors and a long, lively finish." (WA)

"(fermented in mostly old French oak barriques with wild yeasts; roughly two-thirds of this wine went through malolactic fermentation): Fresh scents of lemon verbena tea, menthol and smoke. Boasts terrific clarity, energy and cut to its flavors of tangy citrus fruits, white stone fruits and minerals, along with a complicating tropical fruit element. Sappy, dense Sauvignon Blanc with terrific underlying structure. This wine was bottled in November of 2015 following nearly a year in barrel and several months in tank. The Wild Sauvignon is routinely slightly higher in alcohol and lower in acidity than Judd's stainless steel version. " (VM)

"A beautifully judged barrel-fermented sauvignon, really complex but tightly integrated. Shows attractive lemon, lime and grapefruit citrus fruit aromas as well as ripe peach and green mango across some gently waxy, lanolin-like notes and dried grass. The oak is subdued and discreet, adding a neat spicy and gently mealy savory thread. There's a wealth of flesh and weight below, handy oak spice runs trough some crisp and concentrated melon and papaya with a wash of lime juice; great acidity, smooth and supple texture, finishes succulent and flavorsome, gently creamy. Drink now." (JS)