Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - The Grape Tray

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018

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Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018

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Winemaker Notes :

For its 34th vintage, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc reaffirms its outstanding quality.

Cloudy Bay has built a reputation for refined, elegant Sauvignon Blanc and the 2018 vintage is no exception thanks to the stable weather during the harvest. Warm and dry conditions through December and cooler weather from January onwards allowed for more steady ripening.

This Sauvignon Blanc is fresh and vibrant on the nose, with aromatics of bright citrus, kaffir lime, orchard blossom and passion furit. The palate is concentrated and mouthwatering, with juicy stone fruit and subtle tropical characters underpinned by a fine minerality and meyer lemon acidity.

Category White Wine
Varietal
Region New Zealand, Marlborough, Wairau Valley
Brand Cloudy Bay
Alcohol/vol 13.1%
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Wine AdvocateIn another tricky vintage, the team at Cloudy Bay has turned out one of their best recent efforts. The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc boasts notes of gooseberries and pineapple up front, and shows lovely harmony and roundness on the palate. It's medium-bodied and easy to drink, with hints of nectarine and pink grapefruit joining in on the creamy-textured palate and long, silky finish.

Joe Czerwinski, March 29, 2019
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James SucklingThis iconic Marlborough sauvignon is in full tropical-fruit mode in 2018, bursting with passion fruit and limes, as well as sweet melon and peaches. The palate is packed with flavor. Passion fruit and mango rule the finish. Drink now.

September 3, 2018
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Wine SpectatorKey lime, melon and mandarin orange flavors feature savory notes of saline and toasted herb that linger on the finish. Sleek and refreshing. Drink now. 45,000 cases imported.

MaryAnn Worobiec, March 31, 2019