Wine Advocate 91 points - The 2010 Te Koko is beautifully redolent of ripe grapefruit, lemon curd and lightly browned toast with hints of cedar, almonds and lime blossom. Medium to full-bodied, it is quite elegant in the mouth as it possesses both an appealing silkiness to the texture and a zippy acid intensity before finishing with very good length. Drink it now to 2017+. (Oct 2013)
Released as a matured wine, Te Koko is a full-bodied, alternative style of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Barrel aging, wild yeast and malolactic fermentation, combines with bottle aging creates a an individual expression of the sauvignon blanc grape. Te Koko is a complex and savoury wine that is both deliciously aromatic and richly textured.
|Cloudy Bay was founded in 1985 as one of the first five wineries in Marlborough, NZ. Synonymous with the world’s finest Sauvignon Blanc, Cloudy Bay has a reputation for winemaking excellence and has paved the way for the success of New Zealand wines. The ultra-premium wines express the purity and intensity of fruit flavors naturally afforded by the top vineyard sites and maritime climate.