Brilliant fruit flavors and intense varietal character are the hallmarks of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc. Often reminiscent of gooseberries, lychees and other tropical fruits, the intense flavors of this exuberant wine are backed up with bracing acidity. Vinification methods retain the freshness of the distinctive fruit characteristics with a portion barrel-fermented to enhance palate structure. Enjoy this wine in its youth for its startlingly fresh, racy aromas and tangy, flavorsome palate.
A rich medley of grassy Sauvignon Blanc flavours with oak, mineral and funky lees characters. Just a tad hard possibly thanks to the reduced lees. Complex and very different.
Wine SpectatorRating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/05