“A ‘season of everything’ climatically, saved by a very settled autumn that produced classic Marlborough Flavours.”
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
“Te Koko is on a steep trajectory of ascent, finer, more harmonious and more expressive than ever, yet it’s the tiny details that have made the difference. The core of its personality remains untouched, but, in the words of maker Nick Lane, it’s been pared back in palate gregariousness. He says taking it from ten percent new oak to eight percent has made a bigger difference that you might imagine, and he’s dead right – the fruit has never looked better, nor the oak more subdued. This wine epitomises sauvignon’s ability to somehow harmonise electric energy with unfathomable complexity. There are perfumed florals here, mixed spice, gooseberry pie, custard apple, preserved lemon, lantana, woodspice, hazelnut cream, dried herbs, stone fruits and citrus of all kinds. Phew! Crucially, it retains honed focus, thanks to crunchy acid definition and outstanding line and length.” Rating 95 - Tyson Stelzer Wine Taste ~ 2012 November
“Apple and pear flavors are supple and slightly honeyed, with plenty of spicy details, a medium body and soft acidity. A sense of elegance persists on the finish. Sauvignon Blanc. Drink now. 400 cases imported. ” - Rating 90 - Wine Spectator (OCT/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
Our 2009 Te Koko impresses with a fragrant nose of toasted nuts, fresh thyme. lemon curd and nectarines. Hints of exotic florals and smoky notes intrique.
The palate is mouthfilling with ample ripe tropical fruit and lemon sorbet, rounded by mealy complexity. Bright acid gives lift to the rich, lingering finish.