Cloudy Bay

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

9.126 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Pale lemon with aromas of citrus and tropical fruit with floral notes. On the palate flavors of grapefruit, green apple and pear fruit flavors with some grassy tones, lively acidity. Medium+ finish ending with fruit, herbal, floral, grassy and mineral notes. Lightly chill so you can experience all of the nuances while you sip this fine wine.

Pale lemon with aromas of citrus and tropical fruit with floral notes. On the palate flavors of grapefruit, green apple and pear fruit flavors with some grassy tones, lively acidity. Medium+ finish ending with fruit, herbal, floral, grassy and mineral notes. Lightly chill so you can experience all of the nuances while you sip this fine wine.

Jul 17th, 2021
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight I was drawn back to the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and I opened the 2020 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc. This winery is the epitome of Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand. I have had several of their Sauvignon Blanc's and they seem to express what sauvignon blanc is supposed to be.

On the nose there are pungent aromas of grapefruit, lime, white peach, green apple, mango, cut grass and mineral notes.

On the palate there are loads of citrus fruit, grapefruit, white peach, key lime, passionfruit, guava and minerals.

This wine is light to medium bodied with a crisp clean mouthfeel with mouthwatering high acidity that leads to a long citrus mineral finish. These past several days have been very moving with weather that has shaken our area to its very core. Thunderstorms, tornado warnings and tornadoes, and heavy rains over several days and seem that they will continue for at least a few more days. I hope everyone's week is going s bit easier and please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂

Tonight I was drawn back to the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and I opened the 2020 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc. This winery is the epitome of Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand. I have had several of their Sauvignon Blanc's and they seem to express what sauvignon blanc is supposed to be.

On the nose there are pungent aromas of grapefruit, lime, white peach, green apple, mango, cut grass and mineral notes.

On the palate there are loads of citrus fruit, grapefruit, white peach, key lime, passionfruit, guava and minerals.

This wine is light to medium bodied with a crisp clean mouthfeel with mouthwatering high acidity that leads to a long citrus mineral finish. These past several days have been very moving with weather that has shaken our area to its very core. Thunderstorms, tornado warnings and tornadoes, and heavy rains over several days and seem that they will continue for at least a few more days. I hope everyone's week is going s bit easier and please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂

Jun 29th, 2021
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9.1

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. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, November 2020)

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. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, November 2020)

1 person found it helpfulNov 12th, 2020
Kurtis Epp

I love this wine. I’ve been drinking a lot of European Sauv Blancs and NZs, but this one has a body and mouthfeel that is more full than others. Really nice value for price.

I love this wine. I’ve been drinking a lot of European Sauv Blancs and NZs, but this one has a body and mouthfeel that is more full than others. Really nice value for price.

Sep 14th, 2021
carl thornblade

Wonderful New Zealand Sauvignon blanc that sets the standard. How can you go wrong for $28?

Wonderful New Zealand Sauvignon blanc that sets the standard. How can you go wrong for $28?

Aug 22nd, 2021
Louis Martin

Crisp green apple bouquet, strong mineral taste, medium body, sweetens a bit when paired with lemon accented food. Goes well with seafood.

Crisp green apple bouquet, strong mineral taste, medium body, sweetens a bit when paired with lemon accented food. Goes well with seafood.

Jul 4th, 2021
Gerard Jacinto

Straight peaches! The nose is strong on this one. Peach and citrus fruit on the nose and palette. Acidity is med-high but the body feels light. Honeydew lemon can also be tasted in the background. Great Sauvignon Blanc that is super expressive.

Straight peaches! The nose is strong on this one. Peach and citrus fruit on the nose and palette. Acidity is med-high but the body feels light. Honeydew lemon can also be tasted in the background. Great Sauvignon Blanc that is super expressive.

Jun 28th, 2021
Stuart Pollack

Solid Sauvignon Blanc. Great grapefruit nose, and good grapefruit flavor. A great value from New Zealand.

Solid Sauvignon Blanc. Great grapefruit nose, and good grapefruit flavor. A great value from New Zealand.

May 30th, 2021
Daacat Daacat

delicious

delicious

May 7th, 2021
Liam Gandelsman

Sweet melon notes on the nose. Citrus and minerality, very long but slightly unbalanced finish. Feels a bit unincorporated. Will definitely try another bottle at the end of the summer.

Sweet melon notes on the nose. Citrus and minerality, very long but slightly unbalanced finish. Feels a bit unincorporated. Will definitely try another bottle at the end of the summer.

Apr 22nd, 2021