Cloudy Bay

Marlborough Chardonnay

8.723 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Pale lemon with aromas of stone fruits with wafts of blossom, spice & smoke. On the palate rich ripe apple and pear with a touch of zesty citrus fruits, crisp, with vanilla notes. Nice creamy mouthfeel, vivid acidity, medium+ finish ending with citrus mineral and floral spice character.

Pale lemon with aromas of stone fruits with wafts of blossom, spice & smoke. On the palate rich ripe apple and pear with a touch of zesty citrus fruits, crisp, with vanilla notes. Nice creamy mouthfeel, vivid acidity, medium+ finish ending with citrus mineral and floral spice character.

Feb 27th, 2021
Willem Jan Withagen

Thick but not too oaked. Lots of hints of Cream butter. High in citrus and ripe apples. A nose to keep sniffing.

Thick but not too oaked. Lots of hints of Cream butter. High in citrus and ripe apples. A nose to keep sniffing.

Dec 26th, 2018
Simon Weston

Consistently good chardonnay. Crisper, more fruity and refreshing than many, not huge on butter or oak. Enjoyed with tongue tacos!

Consistently good chardonnay. Crisper, more fruity and refreshing than many, not huge on butter or oak. Enjoyed with tongue tacos!

Dec 27th, 2018
Simon Weston

Consistent - just like the 2012.

Consistent - just like the 2012.

May 10th, 2017
Todd Heughens

The elegance and body of a Chardonnay with the crispness of a Sauv Blanc.

The elegance and body of a Chardonnay with the crispness of a Sauv Blanc.

Jan 5th, 2016
Marissa Tian

Popcorn

Popcorn

Nov 22nd, 2015
Patrik balint

Mycket fat. Citronskal. Friskt, gott. Runt.

Mycket fat. Citronskal. Friskt, gott. Runt.

Nov 17th, 2015
Martin Frowde

Light straw colour with a certain energy to it. Lightly smoky bouquet with little hints of peach and tropical fruit. A ripe (but not overly so) palate which is quite mouth filling, with oak and lemon citrus along with some apricot. Almost along the lines of a Montrachet, especially once it has had a little time to breathe (clearly nothing to do with the 14% alcohol!). Not a "wow" drink but I was nevertheless pleasantly surprised given the CB brand has often in recent years rested on its laurels a little too much.

Light straw colour with a certain energy to it. Lightly smoky bouquet with little hints of peach and tropical fruit. A ripe (but not overly so) palate which is quite mouth filling, with oak and lemon citrus along with some apricot. Almost along the lines of a Montrachet, especially once it has had a little time to breathe (clearly nothing to do with the 14% alcohol!). Not a "wow" drink but I was nevertheless pleasantly surprised given the CB brand has often in recent years rested on its laurels a little too much.

Aug 9th, 2015
Luca Caponi

I had great expectations but I found this wine too sweet (amabile) for my taste. CHARDONNAY 2013

I had great expectations but I found this wine too sweet (amabile) for my taste. CHARDONNAY 2013

Jun 28th, 2015
Sharon b

Sharon had this 3 years ago

Sharon had this 3 years ago

May 27th, 2018