It have been some years since I last tasted the Te Koko from Cloudy Bay, but on this night at was time again. And with some succulent crab meat it vaporized in the glass!
2010 Te Koko, Cloudy Bay
This Sauvignon Blanc gets a little oak treatment and you can sense it on the nose. Not too much - but then again - there can never be too much oak! :-) Other scents are the usual suspects - gooseberries, elderberries, grass, wet rocks and a hint of licorice. Very good.
The taste is young, fresh and salivating with notes of white currants, gooseberries, grass and the same touch of licorice as on the nose. A good, refreshing acidity. This is drinking really fine but I don´t get that spine-tingling feeling that I remember from some previous vintages.
88p (tasted 2013/10)