Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020 - The Grape Tray
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020
SKU: 2758

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020

  • d94
  • ws93
  • js92
  • v91

750ml
$28.99

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Category White Wine
Varietal
Region New Zealand, Marlborough, Wairau Valley
Brand Cloudy Bay
Alcohol/vol 13.2%

Winemaker Notes :

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.

Decanter
  • d94

Classic, pungent, herbaceous bouquet of pink grapefruit, tropical fruit, apple and fresh herbs. Equally urgent on the palate, with high acidity and flavours of passion fruit, pineapple, lemon, basil, white peach, flowers, hay and stony minerality. Delicious, fresh, crunchy texture and a lengthy finish.

November 2020
Wine Spectator
  • ws93

Vibrant and intense, a mouthwatering mix of lemon meringue, ruby grapefruit, lime sherbet and dried pineapple notes that leap out the glass with equally intense aromatics. A hint of lemon verbena and dried ginger linger on the finish. Drink now. 75,000 cases imported.

MaryAnn Worobiec, February 17, 2021
James Suckling
  • js92

A fresh, creamy-textured white with lots of freshness and lovely pear and green-apple character. Some white pineapple. It’s medium-bodied with crisp acidity and a flavorful finish. Less herbs and more clean, ripe fruit.

September 23, 2020
Vinous
  • v91

Delightfully textured and smooth with balanced yet mouthwatering acidity, this wine veers into the green hedgerow spectrum of Sauvignon; think nettles and elderflowers rather than flamboyant tropical fruits. That said, there's a subtle flavor of passion fruit running through this wine. Midweight with some decent concentration, it offers nice grip on the medium-plus-length finish. Don't chill the hell out of this or you'll miss the best bits. I've given a drinking window of 2020–2025 but having tasted a delightful 14-year-old Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc that tastes like a mature Sémillon, I can say that you’re not in any danger if you leave it longer.

Antonio Galloni, November 2020