For those who might not know, Cloudy Bay's 2014 Te Koko is a barrel-fermented and -aged Sauvignon Blanc. In top vintages, it can come across as not dissimilar from a top-flight Graves. This one offers up smoky, herbal aromas, hints of passion fruit and nectarine. It's perhaps a touch less ripe and rich than some vintages, but it remains richly textured on the medium to full-bodied palate, finishing with mouthwatering notes of tangerine and vanilla.
Score: 92 points -- Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate, 2019