Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020
SKU: 08175380942

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020

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750ml
$32.99

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Category White Wine
Varietal
Region New Zealand, Marlborough
Brand Cloudy Bay
Alcohol/vol 13.2%
The 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is bright and focused, with appealing and expressive aromatics of ripe grapefruit, makrut lime and passionfruit on the nose. Juicy stone fruit characters melding together, underpinned by a subtle minerality. The vibrant concentrated fruit and freshness bestow poise and balance, and lead through to a long and impressive finish, suggesting a wine that will age gracefully for many years.
Wine Spectator
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Designation: Highly Recommended.Vibrant and intense, this offers a mouthwatering mix of lemon meringue, ruby grapefruit, lime sherbet and dried pineapple notes that leap out of the glass with equally intense aromatics. Hints of lemon verbena and dried ginger linger on the finish. Drink now. 75,000 cases imported.

MaryAnn Worobiec, May 30, 2021
Vinous
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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, November 2020