2013 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

imageI’m not so sure anyone reads a review before buying a bottle of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc but anyway…

No mistaking the region, the variety or the synergy. Passionfruit leaning into pineapple, capsicum, blackberry leaf, thyme and lemongrass with citrus slicing in on the backend. A mere hint of smoke (no mirrors). Acidity is both driving and refreshing but barrel work provides a slightly creamy cushioning buffer. Woody phenolics – not much nuance to them. Plenty of anterior flavour and good if not great carry. 91

Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $35.99
Tasted: March 2014


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4 Responses to 2013 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

  1. Michael Charles says:

    I prefer the cheaper Dog Point 2013, though absolutely nothing wrong with this either. Love the 2010 Te Koko.


  2. Agree 100%. The Dog Point seems a significantly better wine to me. Not tasted the Te Koko as yet.

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