Cloudy Bay

Te Wahi Central Otago Pinot Noir

9.120 ratings
9.25 pro ratings
Central Otago, Otago, South Island, New Zealand
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Lyn Farmer

In a blind tasting this was clearly New World with a forward aroma I described as "robust." Medium body, medium acidity, forest floor, violet, a bit of oaky spice and a whiff of lavender. Surprisingly light tannins. Not subtle but very tasty

In a blind tasting this was clearly New World with a forward aroma I described as "robust." Medium body, medium acidity, forest floor, violet, a bit of oaky spice and a whiff of lavender. Surprisingly light tannins. Not subtle but very tasty

Sep 22nd, 2019
John Needham CSW

Really remarkable quality of Pinot Noir coming out of the Central Otago region of NZ. It is light to medium body, great red berry fruit, with good balance a very nice finish. Way more complex than their already great Marlborough Pinot. Keep up the good work Cloudy Bay, I love your wines!

Really remarkable quality of Pinot Noir coming out of the Central Otago region of NZ. It is light to medium body, great red berry fruit, with good balance a very nice finish. Way more complex than their already great Marlborough Pinot. Keep up the good work Cloudy Bay, I love your wines!

Mar 18th, 2017
Adam Dromi

Young, but will be so good in a few years. Score is based on potential. If drinking now needs a long decant.

Young, but will be so good in a few years. Score is based on potential. If drinking now needs a long decant.

Aug 9th, 2016
Theresa Eagleson

Delicious Pinot!

Delicious Pinot!

Mar 2nd, 2019
Logan Edwards

Blackberry in the nose. Brilliant Pinot. Lingering cocoa. Medium body with balanced finished.

Blackberry in the nose. Brilliant Pinot. Lingering cocoa. Medium body with balanced finished.

Mar 18th, 2018
Carl Fischer

Incredible nose - this was the perfect balance between old and new world. Cherries, leather, earth, some spices (cinnamon?). Medium-light bodied.

Incredible nose - this was the perfect balance between old and new world. Cherries, leather, earth, some spices (cinnamon?). Medium-light bodied.

Oct 5th, 2017
Stuart Pollack

Mediocre Pinot Noir, fine but not worth $80. No better than my $20 Burgundy.

Mediocre Pinot Noir, fine but not worth $80. No better than my $20 Burgundy.

Jun 18th, 2017
HH Lim
8.5

Pinot Noir from Central region NZ. nice bouquet, slight tanning, good finishes

Pinot Noir from Central region NZ. nice bouquet, slight tanning, good finishes

Apr 11th, 2017
Sarah Oettel

Woodsy nose with hints of tree bark, newly split branches, and sawdust meshes with a black cherry finish.

Woodsy nose with hints of tree bark, newly split branches, and sawdust meshes with a black cherry finish.

Sep 26th, 2016
Erik Sjolund

No rating due to miracle fruit... Good pinot w light fruit.

No rating due to miracle fruit... Good pinot w light fruit.

Jun 24th, 2016