Cloudy Bay

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

8.966 ratings
8.95 pro ratings
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Sauvignon Blanc
Top Notes For
Lyn Farmer

Water white in color. Pungent, intensely herbal nose with grapefruit, black currant leaf, grass, gooseberry, and asperagus - it’s a complete bouquet of green plants. Crisp acidity, mineral undertones but only a medium finish.

Water white in color. Pungent, intensely herbal nose with grapefruit, black currant leaf, grass, gooseberry, and asperagus - it’s a complete bouquet of green plants. Crisp acidity, mineral undertones but only a medium finish.

Aug 23rd, 2018
Bryce Wiatrak

Cloudy Bay's Sauvignon Blanc was the New Zealand shot heard around the wine world. Today, they still prove to be leaders with the grape. Drawn from the Wairau Valley, if you like Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, it's hard not to be captivated by Cloudy Bay's. Explosive and beaming with its audacious greenness, the wine shouts of oregano, green pepper, thyme, tomato leaf, and most every other classic flavor you can associate with New Zealand SB. Cloudy Bay's still got it - and with the 2017 you can taste their mastery.

Cloudy Bay's Sauvignon Blanc was the New Zealand shot heard around the wine world. Today, they still prove to be leaders with the grape. Drawn from the Wairau Valley, if you like Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, it's hard not to be captivated by Cloudy Bay's. Explosive and beaming with its audacious greenness, the wine shouts of oregano, green pepper, thyme, tomato leaf, and most every other classic flavor you can associate with New Zealand SB. Cloudy Bay's still got it - and with the 2017 you can taste their mastery.

May 3rd, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Fresh cut green class, celery, cucumber and slight smokiness. Lots of passion fruit and pineapple. Classic!

Fresh cut green class, celery, cucumber and slight smokiness. Lots of passion fruit and pineapple. Classic!

Jan 5th, 2018
Isaac Pirolo

90° at 7pm calls for mouth-puckering, lime and peach tinged, fresh and crisp, racy and mineral driven Sauvignon Blanc... in the pool.

90° at 7pm calls for mouth-puckering, lime and peach tinged, fresh and crisp, racy and mineral driven Sauvignon Blanc... in the pool.

1 person found it helpfulMay 29th, 2018
Cassondra Bird Combs

Green, bright minerality, crisp

Green, bright minerality, crisp

1 person found it helpfulDec 10th, 2017
Casey @ Travelling Corkscrew

If you haven’t tried an NZ Sauv Blanc recently, I suggest you get this Cloudy Bay 2017 in your glass. I feel like, especially here in Aussie that Kiwi Sauv gets a bit of a bad rep at times, my advice - don’t be quick to judge as there’s so many goodies coming out of my home country at the moment like this beauty that will age quite well over the next couple of years.

The grapes for this Sauv are grown in Marlborough (top of the South Island). Cyclone Debbie hit NZ during harvest which meant a number of grapes were lost and therefore less Sauvy B made for the 2017 vintage.

I couldn’t resist matching this tipple to some good old fish’n’chips - it felt like a bit of home!

On the eye it’s a lemon colour with a slight lime hint. The nose is herbaceous with minerality, lemon zest and nectarine alongside banana passion fruit. The palate is smooth and approachable with refreshing apple and tropical notes alongside a hint of lemongrass. A great accompaniment to fish’n’chips night!

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #sample #tcweekdaywine
#tctastingnotes

If you haven’t tried an NZ Sauv Blanc recently, I suggest you get this Cloudy Bay 2017 in your glass. I feel like, especially here in Aussie that Kiwi Sauv gets a bit of a bad rep at times, my advice - don’t be quick to judge as there’s so many goodies coming out of my home country at the moment like this beauty that will age quite well over the next couple of years.

The grapes for this Sauv are grown in Marlborough (top of the South Island). Cyclone Debbie hit NZ during harvest which meant a number of grapes were lost and therefore less Sauvy B made for the 2017 vintage.

I couldn’t resist matching this tipple to some good old fish’n’chips - it felt like a bit of home!

On the eye it’s a lemon colour with a slight lime hint. The nose is herbaceous with minerality, lemon zest and nectarine alongside banana passion fruit. The palate is smooth and approachable with refreshing apple and tropical notes alongside a hint of lemongrass. A great accompaniment to fish’n’chips night!

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #sample #tcweekdaywine
#tctastingnotes

Oct 30th, 2017
Jon Preece

Very pungent nose of grapefruit peel and Parmesan cheese rind. Tart on the palate with grassy overtones.

Very pungent nose of grapefruit peel and Parmesan cheese rind. Tart on the palate with grassy overtones.

Apr 3rd, 2019
Steve Rura

It's been a couple of years since I've had Cloudy Bay. This vintage is great - I feel like it keeps getting better!

It's been a couple of years since I've had Cloudy Bay. This vintage is great - I feel like it keeps getting better!

Nov 4th, 2018
Stanislav Lobanov

15.5/20 (86/100) Образцовый новозеландский совиньон с ароматами маракуйи, ананасы, апельсиновой кожуры и лимонного сока. Легкое со свежей кислотностью. Неплохо для пикника.

15.5/20 (86/100) Образцовый новозеландский совиньон с ароматами маракуйи, ананасы, апельсиновой кожуры и лимонного сока. Легкое со свежей кислотностью. Неплохо для пикника.

Oct 12th, 2018
Kendall Johnson

Crisp citrus and grass, love it!! Got a full glass

Crisp citrus and grass, love it!! Got a full glass

Sep 22nd, 2018