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, fi...

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Beautifully smooth, explosive green and citrus flavor with a razor-sharp crispness that zings the back of the tongue. I adore this wine. Whitehaven... Read more

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 me... Read more

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 ... Read more

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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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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
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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

Effete ghosh DVD the th


Snooth User: luca chevalier
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 06/17/2011

potentially a great wine but not ready yet, i wonder how it will be in the next 3-4 year, but most important thing i wonder if it really can cange with a screw cap!?!?


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
04/17/2013

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+. 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


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


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/06/2013

Scented and summery, the 2008 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc has deliciously vibrant aromatics that infuse the tropical fragrance of fresh passionfruit and juicy pineapples with garden-fresh basil and the spiciness of crushed tomato leaves. The palate is long and succulent, combining exotic fruits with ripe, red capsicum and a twist of green olive... beautifully complemented by crisp natural acidity and a hint of lime zest.


External Review
Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
10/04/2012

Mouth-watering aromas of passionfruit and lemongrass led with the spiciness of just-picked tomatoes tossed with fresh basil. Many small parcels of fruit, ripened under ideal conditions, bring layers of complexity to the 2007 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc. The palate has exceptional richness, with ripe gooseberry flavours and a hint of fresh fennel leading to a powerful, crisp finish.


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
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.


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902620 Snooth User: Dulles10
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4.00 5
2011 01/01/2013

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2011 01/19/2012

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2011 06/19/2014

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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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