Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc 2008

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Crisp citrus, notes of minerality. Served to people who liked sweet white wine and they loved this! True to varietal form. I may let this breath... Read more

good example of New Zealand Sav Blanc but there are better values for the dollar. Read more

This firm, luscious Sauvignon Blanc is impressively concentrated for the 2008 vintage. It's saturated with gooseberry and lemongrass flavors, and p... Read more

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Snooth User: connie7899
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5.00 5
06/06/2010

Crisp citrus, notes of minerality. Served to people who liked sweet white wine and they loved this! True to varietal form. I may let this breathe or cellar the year to let it soften a bit next time.


Snooth User: dpdinger
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3.50 5
05/09/2010

good example of New Zealand Sav Blanc but there are better values for the dollar.


Snooth User: vindood
197797143
4.00 5
11/06/2009

This firm, luscious Sauvignon Blanc is impressively concentrated for the 2008 vintage. It's saturated with gooseberry and lemongrass flavors, and plenty of acidity. Give it several years in bottle to mellow, or serve it now with freshly shucked oysters. 92 Points. Wine and Spirits, February 2009.


Snooth User: pfmackin
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3.50 5
01/22/2010

I've developed a taste for New Zealand wines, but Cloudy Bay's product is too powerful for my softer pallet. It seems more peppery than sweet, and too strong to match the lighter foods we eat with this type of wine.


Snooth User: melissamunroe
496874120
5.00 5
07/21/2010

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 - Brassaii Restaurant, Toronto. I had this terrific New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough wine region. With a wonderful meal and noted, the fruity (apple, pear, gooseberry with grapefruit and mango) and herbaceous (grassy). Fresh with good acidity. With a very good finish of ripe lime notes.


Snooth User: red00013
35407583
2.50 5
01/31/2010

good, drinkable, but a little pungent. not much to it.


Snooth User: ejb105
24272333
3.50 5
10/27/2009

very nice wine.


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External Reviews for Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc

External Review
10/07/2009

91WS no further case discount very limited!


External Review
10/16/2009

92 Points - Wine Spectator AnScented 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. "This firm, luscious Sauvignon Blanc is impressively concentrated for the 2008 vintage. It's saturated with gooseberry and lemongrass flavors, and plenty of acidity. Give it several years in bottle to mellow, or serve it now with freshly shucked oysters." 92 Points Wine & Spirits February 2009


External Review
01/18/2009

Wine Tasting NotesMouth-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 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
01/16/2010

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
04/30/2009

Light and tart, with a zip to the acidity that carries the vivid, celery-tinged gooseberry and lime flavors, lingering impressively on the sharply focused finish.


External Review
11/26/2009

WS 91 Points


External Review
05/18/2010

Light and tart, with a zip to the acidity that carries the vivid, celery-tinged gooseberry and lime flavors, lingering impressively on the sharply focused finish. Drink now. -HS


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Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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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