Thursday, 5 February 2015


Greywacke Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014 13%
Distinctive, slightly edgy, familiar, intense and inviting - a bouquet that has varietal intensity and a strong mineral signature as well. A mix of lemon and other citrus alongside a white flesh stone fruit core; suggestions of spice and wild white flowers. On the palate - crisp and dry with salivating acidity and attention seeking flavors; a gentle spice note adds complexity and the mineral note suggested earlier gets stronger. Balanced and expertly crafted wine with focus and length. Very drinkable now, but will also cellar for at least 2 years for those who can wait.
4.5 Stars

Greywacke Wild Sauvignon Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012 13.5%
High impact bouquet that is both rich, distinctive and exciting; the complexity is obvious driven by aromas of natural fermentation, old oak spice nuances and a core of fruit at the heart of this wine. On the palate - dry, rich in flavor and complex. A delicious core of fruit and spice balanced by electric acidity and stony mineral qualities. A long and detailed finish with fabulous phenolics - it really is that good!
5 Stars (92 Points)

Greywacke Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012 14%
A fresh, lively and youthful bouquet that shows off the varietal signature of Pinot Noir, but then a complexity kicks in with a floral, feminine and mineral layers accentuated by barrel aromas - fresh and older oak; overall medium+ complexity that builds as the wine opens up in glass. On the palate - dry with youthful fruit flavors, spices and dry stone mineral notes; medium+ fine tannins and acidity that all require further time in bottle to come together. That said the poise and tension on the palate show a wine that will develop further complexity over the coming 5-10 years.
5 Stars (90 Points)

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