Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley New Zealand 2009

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Wine Tasting Notes APPEARANCE: Light straw. BOUQUET: Tropical guava, melon and citrus notes on the nose. Palate: ...

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Nice for the price. Med citrussy. Read more

The Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc (Awatere Valley) 2009 is an okay Riesling but I expected more from a Marlborough wine. The alcohol content (13%) ... Read more

89/100 points. Pale yellow in color all the way to the rim. Nice bouquet of earth, lemongrass, and light notes of orange. A very pleasant texture... Read more

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Snooth User: basilwino
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3.00 5
06/21/2010

Nice for the price. Med citrussy.


Snooth User: jbechert
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2.50 5
06/01/2011

The Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc (Awatere Valley) 2009 is an okay Riesling but I expected more from a Marlborough wine. The alcohol content (13%) seems to overpower the subtle flavors. 86 pts

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Subtle flavors lost

Snooth User: niknot
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3.50 5
08/02/2010

89/100 points. Pale yellow in color all the way to the rim. Nice bouquet of earth, lemongrass, and light notes of orange. A very pleasant texture that envelops the mouth. Flavors of passion fruit and a hint of the childhood flavor of tropical punch; a pine/evergreen taste on the back end. Very refreshing and balanced. Mediocre ending that falls short of the great beginning. Good buy. Something I would serve to friends.


Snooth User: drtomrhoads
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4.00 5
05/23/2011

My first Sauvignon Blanc from NZ. I'm hooked! Citrusy and tropical with zing.


Snooth User: JBCatrino
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3.50 5
01/30/2011

Nice quince, pink gfruit aromas with a down played vibrancy on the palate. Not an overload of puckerness-zing like many Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs. I like that. A little blue stone mineral nip at the finish. Nice, will buy again.


External Reviews for Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley New Zealand

External Review
01/03/2012

The 2009 Sauvignon Blanc has intense aromas of fresh grass, hay, gooseberry and pineapple chunks. Therersquo;s a good concentration of passion fruit and fresh herbs on the medium bodied palate with crisp acid and a long finish. Drink it now to 2013. Either someone has their calculations wrong or this winery is selling its wine into the US well below the New Zealand recommended retail prices, because if the prices Irsquo;ve been given are correct then this pair from Clifford Bay offers amazing value!


External Review
09/27/2011

Fresh and appealing, but definitely on the green side of the Sauvignon Blanc spectrum. This medium-bodied wine features pungent sweaty and grassy aromas, as well as leafy, green-tomato flavors.


External Review
01/03/2012

Plenty of zingy lime peel notes mingle with grapefruit, melon and lemon flavors on a light body. Therersquo;s a dash of herbal and mineral accents on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
03/09/2010

A Sauvignon Blanc wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2009 Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc 750ml


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Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Tasting Notes <br/> APPEARANCE: Light straw. BOUQUET: Tropical guava, melon and citrus notes on the nose. Palate: The palate exhibits the same fine fruit flavours with lovely notes of guava lingering through to the crisp dry finish. Typical of the Awatere Valley, the Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc shows flinty mineral characters and amazing concentration.

Wine Tasting Notes <br/> APPEARANCE: Light straw. BOUQUET: Tropical guava, melon and citrus notes on the nose. Palate: The palate exhibits the same fine fruit flavours with lovely notes of guava lingering through to the crisp dry finish. Typical of the Awatere Valley, the Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc shows flinty mineral characters and amazing concentration.

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