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 Vintage1998 Label 1 of 38 
TypeWhite
ProducerCloudy Bay (web)
VarietySauvignon Blanc
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryNew Zealand
RegionSouth Island
SubRegionMarlborough
AppellationMarlborough

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 1999 and 2003 (based on 2 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 86.8 pts. and median of 87 pts. in 8 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Darren747 on 10/24/2012 & rated 90 points: Light golden colour. Elegant and focussed nose. Peach, very light nettle note. The palate also has a rich peach flavour but kissed with a touch of herbaceousness. There's some oxidation evident on the finish but this shows that Sauv Blanc can age. (1664 views)
 Tasted by chatters on 4/1/2009 & rated 83 points: Nose: mild citrus, very light nose
Mouth: gooseberry, some acidity, no real finish
Kind of wrong. Found it in a bin end for next to nothing so thought I'd have a go and see what had happened to it. Certainly not corked but just dull. (2485 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 2/7/2008 & rated 88 points: Ridge Ruby Cabernet Monte Bello Blindtasting 1972-1984 (Palo Alto, California): Chartreuse-tinged bright yellow; big ripe lime and vanilla oak nose; broad lime, mineral and earthy palate, with what seemed like medium toasty oak flavors, more like a Loire Chenin Blanc than most grassy New World Sauv Blancs; short-medium finish. (2576 views)
 Tasted by OneLastSyrah on 8/2/2002: ($25) Bit unclean on the nose with key lime gooseberry and some late tropical flavors. Lots of ripe fruit compared to the Vacheron Sancerre. Good. (2467 views)
 Tasted by dbg on 6/11/2000: outstanding, grapefruit, pineapple, hint of boxwood, crisp acidity,
nice fruit (2652 views)
 Tasted by dbg on 5/8/2000: very good-excellent, crisp acid, good fruit (2655 views)
 Tasted by dbg on 4/10/1999: light ylw-grn, nose of citrus, grapefruit, cat spray, nice fresh
clean acidic fruit with grapefruit (1585 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (2/7/2008)
(Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc) Chartreuse-tinged bright yellow; big ripe lime and vanilla oak nose; broad lime, mineral and earthy palate, with what seemed like medium toasty oak flavors, more like a Loire Chenin Blanc than most grassy New World Sauv Blancs; short-medium finish.  88 points
NOTE: Scores and reviews are the property of RJonWine.com. (manage subscription channels)

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