(From 2012 Vintage) The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc shows lifted notes of elderflower, green lime zest, and stone fruit. The palate is ripe, fine and succulent, offering zesty ripe citrus flavors coupled with an edge of minerality and sweet herbs. A small barrel ferment component gives balancing flesh to the wine's crisp refreshing acidity.
One of New Zealand's finest wines. Imagine a salsa of tomato, quince and passionfruit, freshly chopped basil leaves and a sprinkling of lemongrass. Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is vibrantly fresh and has all the hallmarks of a classic Marlborough sauvignon blanc--a tangy, concentrated, mouthfilling wine.
Wine SpectatorRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/04