Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2012

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Our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc shows lifted notes of elderfl ower, green lime zest, and stone fruit. The palate is ripe, fine and succulent, offering zesty ripe citrus fl avours coupled with an edge of minerality and sweet herbs. A small barrel ferment component gives balancing flesh to the wine’s crisp refreshing acidity. A classic wine from an outstanding season.

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Cloudy Bay Vineyards:
Cloudy Bay has been the benchmark New Zealand wine, from the iconic New Zealand winemaker Kevin Judd, since its founding in 1985 as one of the first 5 wineries in Marlborough. The ultra-premium wines express the purity and intensity of fruit flavors naturally afforded by the top vineyard sites and maritime climate.

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Snooth User: jennibartels
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4.50 5
03/09/2013

Beautifully smooth, explosive green and citrus flavor with a razor-sharp crispness that zings the back of the tongue. I adore this wine. Whitehaven was once my favorite, but Cloudy Bay's Sauvignon Blanc is so much sharper and more focused.


Snooth User: JenniferT
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4.00 5
02/05/2014

Making notes on this awhile after the tasting, so I won't say much...but holy crap, does this wine ever have grapefruit notes! Really lovely and memorable in that regard. Also slightly grassy on the nose. No mistake, the first whiff indicates that this one is a sauv blanc. Kind of viscous - not as light bodied as I expected. Great acid. Thought this was a very good wine, but I need to spend more time with it (and take proper notes next time).

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HELLO GRAPEFRUIT!

Snooth User: ian hardcastle
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2.50 5
12/13/2014

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: steve16046
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 05/28/2012

Pours a clear pale straw color. Very light. THe aromas are definitely that of a SB from NZ. There are lots of citrus, peaches and passion fruit aromas. Starts off quite sweet with ample passion fruit flavors. In the middle there is plenty of lemons, tangerines and grapefruit. On the back end, there are more citrus flavors mixed with ample passion fruit. This is a quite acidic wine that has all the makings of a true SB from NZ. This is a quite refreshing light to medium bodied wine. Leaves a moderate taste on the palate. A fair value on this tasty wine.


Snooth User: BRUNOHOEPERS
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2011 07/16/2013

Pale straw green in color and enticingly fragrant, the 2011 Sauvignon Blanc offers lifted aromas of ripe stonefruit and juicy citrus with underlying notes of blackcurrant leaf and tomato plant spice. The palate is fine yet succulent, with zesty citrus flavors and fresh acidity. There is an appealing plushness about this wine especially as it leads into a lingering and characteristically crisp finish. Not yet reviewed; 2010 vintage rated 92 points by Wine Spectator.


Snooth User: tb76
94844849
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 04/20/2012

Translucent yellow, smells of citrus especially grapefruit, crisp with a lingering tanginess


Snooth User: grant1975
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2011 10/31/2013

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External Reviews for Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
06/17/2013

Quitte und Passionsfrucht, frisch geschnittene Basilikumblätter vollendet durch einen Hauch Zitronengras. Der Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc zeichnet sich durch seine Frische sowie durch seinen typisch würzigen Charakter aus.


External Review
11/09/2014

Zesty lime and grapefruit aromas are the first to emerge from the nose of our 2013 sauvignon blanc, followed by nectarine and lemongrass tones. The palate is fresh and focused with ripe citrus, stonefruit, fennel and mineral notes lingering on the persistent finish. Our sauvignon blanc is a delicious partner to a tomato and goat curd salad drizzled with fresh basil oil.


External Review
09/15/2011

'Tangerine, mango and citrus flavors are pure and focused, smooth, round and wonderfully refreshing, with peach, Key lime pie, mineral and floral elements that really take off on the finish.', Wine Spectator 92 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/18/2014

The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc opens with intense grapefruit, passion fruit and green mango notes and touches of pineapple and fresh sage. Medium-bodied with a fair amount of viscosity to the texture, it has lively acid and a long finish. Drinking well now, it should keep to 2014+. Marked by intensity, precision and focus, this delivers peppery details to the juicy lemon, apple and lime zest notes supported by a crisp frame. Offers a refreshing finish. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 40,000 cases imported. -MW ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
05/02/2013

Marked by intensity, precision and focus, this delivers peppery details to the juicy lemon, apple and lime zest notes supported by a crisp frame. Offers a refreshing finish. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.


External Review
05/02/2013

The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc opens with intense grapefruit, passion fruit and green mango notes and touches of pineapple and fresh sage. Medium-bodied with a fair amount of viscosity to the texture, it has lively acid and a long finish. Drinking well now, it should keep to 2014+.


External Review
04/03/2013

The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc shows lifted notes of elderflower, green lime zest, and stone fruit. The palate is ripe, fine and succulent, offering zesty ripe citrus flavors coupled with an edge of minerality and sweet herbs. A small barrel ferment component g


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Our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc shows lifted notes of elderfl ower, green lime zest, and stone fruit. The palate is ripe, fine and succulent, offering zesty ripe citrus fl avours coupled with an edge of minerality and sweet herbs. A small barrel ferment component gives balancing flesh to the wine’s crisp refreshing acidity. A classic wine from an outstanding season.

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