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Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Cloudy Bay (Marlborough)

RP92

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£179.57 + £7.95 Shipping (48h - 5 days)

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You might be wondering where Cloudy Bay is. It is a large bay in the northeastern corner of New Zealand's South Island. It was given the name "Cloudy Bay" by Captain Cook back in 1770. Leaping forward a few centuries to 1985, Cloudy Bay became the name of one of the first wineries to be established in this part of New Zealand.

With so much focus on European wines, it is not often that wines from other continents are mentioned, but Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is an award-winning wine that has helped to bring New Zealand's wine into the spotlight and to establish the Marlborough wine region. The 2018 vintage of this exquisite white wine is, according to the technical director, one of the best in recent history. Since this is only the 34th vintage of this wine to be produced, that is saying a lot!

This prestigious and complex Sauvignon Blanc is perfect to enjoy now but can also be aged for up to 10 years. The use of both old French barriques and stainless steel for ageing adds to the shades of flavour that this gorgeous wine carries within its depths. Perfect to enjoy with any lighter dishes such as fish, pasta, appetizers, or simply, good company, enjoy this extraordinary vintage from a fantastic new wine region.

Technical sheet · Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Type Of Wine: white wine
Vintage: 2018 Other vintages
Appellation:Marlborough (Marlborough,New Zealand)
Winery: Cloudy Bay
Volume: 75cl
Score: RP92
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc
Pairing: StartersVegetable mealsFishSeafoodSaladsCheeseVegetable dishesSalmonLobsterTunaGoat cheeseSoft cheese
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 13.5%
Consumption Temp.: 10-12ºC
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Description · Cloudy Bay

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018 (Sauvignon Blanc)

TASTING NOTES OF Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018:

  • View: pale straw color with slight green colouration.
  • Nose: full of aromas of lime and grapefruit.
  • Mouth: citronella balanced flavor with a hint of minerality and sweet herbs.

APPELLATION: Marlborough

VINEYARD: Cloudy Bay

GRAPES: Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon

DEVELOPMENT AND AGEING: This wine of intense fruit thanks to the cool climate of the South Pacific of sunny days and long nights occurs. These are the perfect conditions that contribute to fresh produce and vibrant aromas.

PAIRING: salmon, tuna, clams, mussels and vegetable dishes

ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13.5%

Cloudy Bay

Established in 1985, Cloudy Bay Vineyards is situated in the Wairau Valley in Marlborough at the northern end of New Zealand’s South Island. The main varieties grown are sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, and pinot noir with lesser quantities of gewurztraminer, Riesling, and pinot gris. Cloudy Bay...

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Campoluz Enoteca

Posted on at 04.22

4/5

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is a white wine from the D. O. Marlborough. His short but effective barrel aging gives you balance, with a refreshing acidity. A classic New Zealand in this vintage is presented with a lingering finish with outstanding mineral touches. Tasting Notes 2018 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is straw color. The nose is bright with aromas of lime and grapefruit.

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Christian Sala

Posted on at 09.42

5 /5

2018 harvest is very good
Babette Wilber

Posted on at 16.16

4 /5

TASTING NOTES OF Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018:
- View: yellow clear and transparent straw.
- Nose: grapefruit, passion fruit, green mango notes and hints of pineapple and fresh sage.
- Boca: half body, a good amount of viscosity texture, lively acidity and a long end.

APPELLATION: Marlborough.

GRAPES: Sauvignon Blanc.

PAIRING: seafood, goat cheese.

ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13.1%
Elisabeth Wilshire

Posted on at 21.04

4 /5

I drank this Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc once with my coworkers.
It has a dense colour. In my opinion, the Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc smelled like mango, banana and pear. The taste was like fresh grapes.
We had it with a bolognese pasta.
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Reviews about Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014

John Anthony Houghton
John Anthony Houghton

5/5

Possibly the best white wine available.

Reviews about Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Edward Collins
Edward Collins

4/5

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon 2017
I tasted it with chicken rice. My best friend had tried it and she recommended it to me.
It has a bright yellow colour. In my opinion, the Cloudy Bay Sauvignon smelled like mango, banana and pear. Blueberry flavour.
Edward Harris
Edward Harris

4/5

A Sauvignon Blanc with a very dense colour. The Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc shows exotic floral hints of jasmine.Extraordinary flavour with caramel hints.
I like it with fish.
I enjoyed with a good friend.

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