“Mild & sunny growing conditions followed an ideal spring, developing ripe concentrated flavours within an elegant package.”
Widely regarded as the quintessential expression of the acclaimed Marlborough wine region, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is an international benchmark wine noted for its vibrant aromatics, layers of pure fruit flavours and fine structure.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
It really doesn’t matter what we or anyone else says of this or any other release of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc; it will sell out regardless, and fast. This 2013 version will be released in October 2013.
I’d reckon though this this 2013 is a good example of the label. It’s fresh, aromatic and intense without going either overboard (or underboard for that matter) about it all. Grass, citrus, passionfruit pulp, gunsmoke. It feels cool and inviting. It takes nips out of you, but not big bites. It has a sense of balance. If you want to go the Cloudy Bay SB, this would be a good one to jump at. Rating 92 - Drink to 2014 Campbell Mattinson, WineFront NZ (SEP/2013)
New Zealand’s most famous sauvignon remains on form and 2013 is one of the greats. A mild harvest allowed for ideal ripening, with generous fruit sweetness finding a natural balance with a very low level of residual sweetness (2g/L). The result is an even and calm style that accents nashi pear, lime zest and subtle gooseberry notes amidst a palate of bright acid definition and enduring persistence. It’s lively, crunchy and unforced. Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste Weekly, April 2014
Winery Tasting Notes
Zesty lime and grapefruit aromas are the first to emerge from the nose of our 2013 sauvignon blanc, followed by nectarine and lemongrass tones.
The palate is fresh and focused with ripe citrus, stonefruit, fennel and mineral notes lingering on the persistent finish.
Our sauvignon blanc is a delicious partner to a tomato and goat curd salad drizzled with fresh basil oil.