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Greywacke – Kevin Judd’s new venture in Marlborough December 28, 2010 at 9:44 am

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There’s another video review out there at the moment from a UK writer of the wine from ex-Cloudy Bay man Kevin Judd’s new venture – have a feeling that this is the only one to reference children’s literature, three-legged cats and front bottoms. Details on the wines here and on the UK importer here.

Greywacke Riesling 2009, Marlborough, New Zealand (£15.99 Liberty Wines)
Tight, lean and pithy aromas, off-dry, but the light fruity sweetness is balanced by zesty lime-juice flavours – refined, grown up wine. S-

Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Marlborough, New Zealand (£13-14 Liberty Wines)
Has the pithy citrus and gooseberry pie flavours, again not totally dry but there’s that ‘life beyond fruit’ character, with a tight minerally river pebble edge and bracing acidity. S(-)

Greywacke Pinot Gris 2009, Marlborough, New Zealand (£15.99 Liberty Wines)
Laid-back Alsace-style wine, with zesty citrus (juicy orange) and rich spice flavours set against more restrained mineral characters – off-dry but comes across as rich rather than out and out sweet. S

Greywacke Late Harvest Gewürztraminer 2009, Marlborough, New Zealand (£15.99/375ml Liberty Wines)
Soft, caressing style with rich peach and cooked apple flavours on top of the classic lychee, rose petal and ginger of Gewürz but none of the bitter oily traits. Yum. S(+)

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  • Mark Payne says:

    Simon, i had the Sauvignon Blanc 2010 on Christmas day – it went down a storm, and it was up against some stiff competition!

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