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Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015


SKU 1168


Palate: Silky and concentrated, revealing ripe, juicy stone fruit and lemongrass, supported by a subtle minerality. Nose: Citrus aromatics of grapefruit and kaffir lime abound; supported by subtle tropical notes.
Category White Wine
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Brand Cloudy Bay
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorImpressively intense and focused, with vibrant Meyer lemon notes up front followed by pineapple, green apple skin, dried apricot and green tea details, coming together on the smooth, spicy, juicy finish. Drink now.

MaryAnn Worobiec, October 31, 2016
  • v91

Vinous"Bright, pale yellow. Lovely penetrating aromas and flavors of pineapple, grapefruit, lemon zest, spices and minerals. Bone-dry but the oak element rounds off the wine and contributes a subtle sweetness to its savory, very pure lemon and grapefruit flavors. Fine-grained Sauvignon Blanc with gentle but present acidity and attractive texture and lift. Hints at nettles but this is not a pungently herbal style in 2015. Finishes round and long."

Stephen Tanzer
  • we89

Wine EnthusiastThe Sauvignon Blanc style here has gotten more refined and restrained in recent years, less opulent and flamboyant. This hints at snow pea and struck flint on the nose, then delivers primarily grapefruit on the palate, ending on a slightly austere note.

Joe Czerwinski, July 1, 2016