Friday, August 7, 2009

Cloudy Bay 2006 Te Koko


I've always been a fan of Cloudy Bay's regular sauvignon blanc, but have never liked its heavily-worked, oakier cousin Te Koko until this vintage. The funk and oak have been turned down, but not off, and the end result is a wine full of interest; layers of flavours, softness and richness on the palate from barrel fermentation and a nice clean finish. Mature and a million miles away from standard savvys - but it won me over. $60.

1 comment:

Gary said...

Nice. 94 points from me too Winsor Baby.
GW