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Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough New Zealand
93 Points

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Vintage: 2016
BC: $30.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -168153
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WineScores' Review

Crunchy, piquant, nervy
The name Greywacke is derived from the soils of the same name. They are found in Marlborough (and elsewhere) - a type of compact dark sandstone with clay and quartz matter, which comprises the alluvial river stones in Greywacke's Rapura vineyard. Owner Kevin Judd is known as a pioneer in the region - his wines applauded for their complexity and substance.
A sublime version with verdant nettle and elderflower, piquant lime, grapefruit and green apple, and a mineral core with a dollop of honey. Crunchy and precise on the palate; nervy and razor sharp it has distinct mineral character and a creamy edge to soften the angles. Lengthy and simply outstanding.

Recommended Pairings
Cheese - Goat, Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2018-04-20 16:46:53.0


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