2020 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

$29.95 $35.00 (-14%)
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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Cloudy Bay brings out the silver lining with this fresh, vibrant Sauvignon Blanc. Even with an illustrious history of high scores, they’re not resting on their laurels. This positively glows with citrus, orchard blossoms and juicy stone fruit. Elegant tropical characteristics are underpinned by fine minerality and mouthwatering acidity.

Varietal:
Sauvignon Blanc
Winemaker:
Nikolai St George & Daniel Sorrell
Vintage:
2020
Aging:
10 years
Oak Treatment:
French oak barriques & large format oak vats
Appellation:
Marlborough
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol %:
13.2%
SKU #:
1045173
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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James Suckling

A fresh, creamy-textured white with lots of freshness and lovely pear and green-apple character. Some white pineapple. It’s medium-bodied with crisp acidity and a flavorful finish. Less herbs and more clean, ripe fruit.

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Decanter

It would be easy for Cloudy Bay to rest on its laurels, such is its renown, but you can't argue with the quality (even if you might at the price). The sweet, juicy pink grapefruit, guava and passion fruit notes are elegant, not in your face, and balanced well by brisk acidity. Delicious!

WA88

Wine Advocate

Hints of cut grass and snow pea pods accent aromas of white grapefruit and passion fruit on the nose of Cloudy Bay's 2020 Sauvignon Blanc. The medium-bodied palate is round and generous at first, hinting at fig and nectarine, but it narrows to citrus and chalk on the silky-textured, mouthwatering finish. It's a solid, very drinkable effort, but such a historically important producer should be capable of more.

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Wine Spectator

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.

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Vinous

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. Drinking window: 2020 - 2024