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Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Member Review by connie7899:

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.

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Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
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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: connie7899
439221,498
5.00 5
Vintage: 2008 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
362233169
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 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
Vintage: 2008 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
147441130
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 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
Vintage: 2008 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
Vintage: 2008 01/31/2010

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


Snooth User: ejb105
24272333
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 10/27/2009

very nice wine.


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External Reviews for Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc

External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

Bracing aromas of lemon, lime, gooseberry and peppery fresh herbs. Dense and ripe on entry, then a bit dry-edged in the middle, and ultimately somewhat skinny for this wine. I wanted more sweetness of fruit.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 11/25/2009

WS 91 Points


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

Round and fruity, with aromas of ginger, pineapple and mangos. This is on of the most popular SBs in the world, and it's easy to see why. It's loaded with sweet, inoffensive citrus fruit and it comes with a soft, plush mouthfeel that's sure to wine people over.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 06/22/2011

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. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

Light and appealing for its citrus character, with lemongrass and lime flavors that dance easily through the finish. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

Very pale straw-yellow. Sexy, pure aromas of soft citrus fruits, grapefruit and lemon oil, accented by peppery herbs. Dense, sweet and supple, with lovely lift and spicy high notes to the lemon, grapefruit and pineapple flavors. A broad, fruit-driven style of sauvignon with a light touch - and distinctly polite for this bottling, showing neither the outstanding intensity and grip of the best recent vintages nor the pronounced herbaceous character of the more difficult years. But this is harmonious from the outset.


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