Kiwi wine wizard Kevin Judd started Greywacke in 2009 and has produced awesome wines ever since… I loved this seductive 2010’s elegant, smoky, toasted almond and cashew-nut fruit, with a long, lingering, toast and lemon zest finish. It is the perfect spring white.
Notes of pink grapefruit balanced by a touch of spice and a flinty mineral finish.
A thing of absolute beauty; bang for buck, it’s one of the most outstanding wines I’ve sampled so far this year.
A beautiful Chardonnay. Bright seams of acidity play across a richly complex wine. Hard to imagine anywhere else this wine might have been made, which is always a good sign.
So complex, with a bit of matchstick minerality on the nose as well as ripe pear and peach fruit and some toastiness. The palate is bold, full and concentrated, with nectarine, pear and spice notes. Good acidity. A complex wine.
Flowers and melon nose and a broad and lifted palate of complexity, purity and length. A classic.
Fine-boned style, quite rich with fleshy plum and rhubarb flavours combining with the appley citrus acidity, some spent match complexity and taut, savoury finish. Rich but sleek.
It has a beautiful nose, with lots of lifted, exotic Sandalwood spice and nuttiness - the oak is there, but there‘s a precision to the fruit beneath. It‘s a weighty wine in the mouth, a little bit oily with its limpid weight of fruit, but it is cleansed and driven along by rapier-like acidity.
This superb effort from the top notch 2010 vintage deserves a place among the country‘s best interpretations of the grape. It‘s smoky and toasty, with flavours of citrus and hazelnuts and a long, minerally finish that wouldn‘t look out of place in Puligny-Montrachet.