92 Points Robert Parker
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. Somehow, this slipped through the cracks last year, but as it's still widely available, I've included it in this year's report.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Joe Czerwinski. March, 2019