This Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019 is one of the most ambitious Sauvignon Blanc wines in the country. Barrel fermented, matured in old oak for 8 months with full lees stirring. This is Xavier Bizot & Lucy Croser’s Bordeaux blanc play and it’s very serious.
The only problem is that it’s not ready. It’s years away from being ready. Tight, grippy, a little sullen (but not angry) with the barest hint of passionfruit. The finish is beyond firm – it is stark, but equally long too. Not ready, come back later is the message here, but the bones are there for some long term development.
Best drinking: I’d wait for three to four years. Seriously. This will be alive in a decade. 17.5/20, 91/100+. 13.1%, $50. Terre à Terre website. Would I buy it? Later.