Cloudy Bay is the best known name in New Zealand wine and for good reason. Their Sauvignon Blanc has such terrific purity, intensity and poise, it's become the “standard bearer of Marlborough wineries” (Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide).
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Beyond the Label
Intense character of stone fruit, lemongrass and minerality
Ripe, complex, lemon, lime and nectarine, plus orange blossom
Since David Hohnen of renowned Cape Mentelle in Western Australia launched his show stopping Cloudy Bay Sauvignon in the 1980s, wine drinkers have been in awe of its charm. This wine is impressively fresh and intense, with an understated brilliance that sets it apart from more exuberant Sauvignons. Cloudy Bay estate lies in Wairau Valley, Marlborough, at the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island. It takes its name from the most easterly point of the valley, named Cloudy Bay by the explorer Captain James Cook when he discovered the region in 1770. There's plenty of competition now for Marlborough's top spot, but Cloudy Bay remains New Zealand's quality reference. Truly refreshing, it’s great solo or with seafood or spicy Thai dishes.
"Fresh, creamy-textured white with lots of freshness and lovely pear and green apple character"
James Suckling Critic, 92 points