189 Ratings
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Details


Cloudy Bay



Wine Description

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.

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    Shining example if Marlborough NZ Sauv blanc. Limestone, tropical fruit nose. Beautifully acidic with a citrus, lemon and tropical fruit.

    over 3 years
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    very fruity and tart, no good!

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/03
  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/04
  • Wine Spectator
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/05
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2007 Vintage) Bracing aromas of lemon, lime, gooseberry and peppery fresh herbs. Dense and ripe on entry, then a bit dry-edged in the middle, and ultimately a bit skinny for this wine. I wanted more sweetness of fruit.