Pale straw color. A bit of lemon on the nose. Some grapefruit and lemongrass on the palate. Light acidity. This was a bit deeper and less fruity than previous bottles of Cloudy Bay. This should probably be drunk young. I may have held on to his a bit longer than optimal for my tastes.
Very good – clean light straw appearance; typical SB nose; dry; high acidity; light body; mid length finish; crisp but not tart; dry; fruity – green fruits and some tropical fruits; hint of creaminess; nice acidity. Had with asparagus with molten butter and grated parmesan
I would have blind tasted this for a very fresh Sancerre. Nose is atypically Kiwi with tropical fruit (passion fruit, guava) in lieu of citrus and vegetal dominance. There is some pleasant herbaciousness in the background, but there is also a creamy note that I often find on some sauvage style SBs. The palate is less French than the nose, but it is still dominated by tropical fruit, some lime, capsicum, minerals, and hints of salt. Lovely acidity and mouth-feel, was perfect with crab and avocado on toast.
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(Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc) #2; VaynerPAZZZ; COLOR-light golden; NOSE-classic New Zealand, very grassy; some lime; grapefruit for days; PALATE-very crisp and clean; nice; very good fruit; some goji berry; some kiwi and lime; very South American fair with cilantro, lime; grassy and salty minerality; very clean and I like it, but not terribly complex; I'm not sure if it's bringing more than some $12-$16 Sauv Blancs; the finish is not as good as the start; WS-89; GV-87
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