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2011 Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2012

Pale, bright yellow.  Highly aromatic nose combines grapefruit rind, underripe pineapple, white pepper, fresh herbs and stony minerality.  Rich, pliant and fairly full, but with a juicy sappy quality to the orange blossom and spice flavors.  In a rather forward style but bright framing acidity gives it definition and thrust.  Finishes with excellent length.  Greywacke is the new project of sauvignon blanc guru Kevin Judd, who put Cloudy Bay on the map during his 25 years as winemaker there.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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