Wild and Wacke
Greywacke 2013 Wild Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough $37.95
This is the fifth vintage of Greywacke’s flagship oak-aged Sauvignon. I tasted it alongside all earlier vintages. It is remarkably similar in style but perhaps more fragrant with an appealing delicacy, although certainly not lacking in intensity. A fragrant wine with citrus and stone fruit plus a hint of mandarin blossom. Perhaps not as much matchstick/mineral character, which I think is a good thing. Great drinking now but with an interesting future. (Screwcap)
Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view on bobcampbell.nz
Food match: Slow cooked chicken that’s then grilled, topped with red onion, parsley, sumac and pine nuts
Suppliers: Vitis Cellar, Auckland; Regional Wines, Wellington; Vino Fino, Christchurch.
Ranked #3 of 191 2013 Sauvignon Blanc tasted from Marlborough
Price Benchmark: $33.31 Avg 96pt 2013 Sauvignon Blanc tasted from New Zealand