Cloudy Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 (New Zealand) Rated 92WA
Cloudy Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 (New Zealand) Rated 92WA nzeal023
Wine Advocate Review
In another tricky vintage, the team at Cloudy Bay has turned out one of their best recent efforts. The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc boasts notes of gooseberries and pineapple up front, and shows lovely harmony and roundness on the palate. It's medium-bodied and easy to drink, with hints of nectarine and pink grapefruit joining in on the creamy-textured palate and long, silky finish.
Mouth-watering aromas of passionfruit and lemongrass led with the spiciness of just-picked tomatoes tossed with fresh basil. Many small parcels of fruit, ripened under ideal conditions, bring layers of complexity to the Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc. The palate has exceptional richness, with ripe gooseberry flavors and a hint of fresh fennel leading to a powerful, crisp finish.