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Cloudy Bay Te Koko 2019

Marlborough

Te Koko is Cloudy Bay’s ambitious project to create a rival to the great wines of Burgundy and Sancerre. Using wild yeast and barrel fermentation, this Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is serious, subtle and complex. 2019 is "One of the best ever" (JS).

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Tasting notes

Layers of lush stone fruits, citrus, ripe tropicals, subtle smokiness

Aroma

Serious, complex aromas of citrus, stone fruits and soft woodsmoke

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Cloudy Bay Te Koko 2019

More information

  • 13.0% ABV
  • 9.75 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2028

The most famous name in New Zealand wine, Cloudy Bay produces the quintessential Marlborough style of Sauvignon. Yet Te KoKo is their ‘alternative style’ that better reflects a smoky Sancerre or creamy Burgundy. It’s a premium wine that’s only made when conditions are just right. 2019 was one of those years. Low rainfall and plenty of sun led to tiny yields of beautifully concentrated grapes. Te Koko gained its complexity via slow fermentation using wild yeast in French oak barrels. A resting period of 11 months on its fine lees deepened this savoury complexity and developed a gorgeous texture. Exotic, floral and smoky flavours combine with ample ripe tropical fruit. As a supremely elegant wine, pair it with something equally special.

"Pristine aromas of sliced limes, lemons, green melon and hints of lemon grass. One of the best ever" James Suckling
96 points
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