Cloudy Bay

Marlborough Pinot Noir

8.8256 ratings
8.928 pro ratings
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Ellen Clifford

Hiiiii I’ve been in a massive Pinot craving rut so here we go. It is very much bright and acidic yet there is a small bit of new French oak hubris. All in all I love acidic but ripe enough Pinot. I’ve had both better and worse NZ Pinot Noir. Like this bunches. Also (until I consider all the hands it changed until I was able to purchase) not sure if I’d spend 30-40 again but darn to heck enjoying new world Pinot.

Hiiiii I’ve been in a massive Pinot craving rut so here we go. It is very much bright and acidic yet there is a small bit of new French oak hubris. All in all I love acidic but ripe enough Pinot. I’ve had both better and worse NZ Pinot Noir. Like this bunches. Also (until I consider all the hands it changed until I was able to purchase) not sure if I’d spend 30-40 again but darn to heck enjoying new world Pinot.

Feb 13th, 2019
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2013 - expressive red fruit, elegant and with new impressions in smell, like a peacock tail. Had a little bitterness in aftertaste that I did not like.

Vintage 2013 - expressive red fruit, elegant and with new impressions in smell, like a peacock tail. Had a little bitterness in aftertaste that I did not like.

May 5th, 2018
David L

13’ Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir. Beautiful wine. Better then the SB today!

13’ Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir. Beautiful wine. Better then the SB today!

Dec 22nd, 2017
Rebecca Fletcher

Earth forward, dried herbs, red and black cherry, clove, bay leaf and vanilla. A bit hot on the nose. M+ acid, m body and tannin. Long finish.

Earth forward, dried herbs, red and black cherry, clove, bay leaf and vanilla. A bit hot on the nose. M+ acid, m body and tannin. Long finish.

Nov 10th, 2017
Sean Genn

Pretty nose but falls flat on the palate

Pretty nose but falls flat on the palate

Oct 21st, 2017
Joe Lyons

I like it HUGE fan of Cloudy Bay Savigion Blanc and now a fan of the Pinot Noir. Need one real meal in this trip! Wine drinking wonderfully!!

I like it HUGE fan of Cloudy Bay Savigion Blanc and now a fan of the Pinot Noir. Need one real meal in this trip! Wine drinking wonderfully!!

1 person found it helpfulOct 27th, 2017
Sean Cooper

Dry yet fruitful. Smelling hints of copper in the aroma along with raspberries and oak. Cocoa hints as well.

Dry yet fruitful. Smelling hints of copper in the aroma along with raspberries and oak. Cocoa hints as well.

1 person found it helpfulSep 16th, 2014
Dimitri Fedotov, C.S.

Sommelier Osteria 177

8.7

A solid 8.7-8.8 ( no offense, Cloudy Bay!). A great entry P. Noir from Marlborough! Dirty semi-ripe cranberry, ashtray, roasted chestnuts, wilted beets, Washington apples' wax.

A solid 8.7-8.8 ( no offense, Cloudy Bay!). A great entry P. Noir from Marlborough! Dirty semi-ripe cranberry, ashtray, roasted chestnuts, wilted beets, Washington apples' wax.

Apr 29th, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

On the nose cranberry, strawberry, perfume, violet, and spice. On the palate, cranberry, rhubarb, smokey. A tad bitter on the palate.

On the nose cranberry, strawberry, perfume, violet, and spice. On the palate, cranberry, rhubarb, smokey. A tad bitter on the palate.

Jan 8th, 2015
Craig Mitchell

A big boy, but nice and mellow and funky 7 years on...

A big boy, but nice and mellow and funky 7 years on...

May 25th, 2014