White

2020 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc

  • New Zealand
  • South Island
  • Marlborough
Drink between 2020 - 2025 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 53

  • Mr Squiggles Likes this wine: 90 points

    October 20, 2021 - This wine was a big (positive) surprise for me. Like a lot of reviewers (it seems) it had been years since I had sampled Cloudy Bay. I put this in a head-to-head with a Cullen Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (Mangan) and Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (not a perfect match up, but I am not lab testing here). The Cloudy Bay is excellent and ranked firmly ahead of the Cullen, which in itself was decent, and ahead of the Cape Mentelle, which was average.

    Firm flavours of ripe peach and honeydew, and even some mint on the aftertaste. The fruit is fresh without being a flavourbomb, sweet without being sugary. It is well put together, nicely integrated and striking in its flavours without being overpowering. A very delicious wine.

    I would bring this out stealthily at a bbq and wow (I hope) your guests and I guarantee at least one of them will say what I did 'Gee, I haven't had this for years, and this is great'.

    Note on rating: Rating this 90 is very much an 'in class' rating by which I mean it is an excellent Sauvignon Blanc but I, personally, would (and do) spend 3x the sum on a Pinot which is 'merely' rated 89 'very good'. Both wines are very good+, its just they are good in their own way.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Cuellar's Cellar Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 19, 2021 - Nice, relaxing Sauvignon. blanc! Perfect way to start the evening. Opens up the pallet real nice. :)

  • Cac543 Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 14, 2021 - Superbly refreshing; fruity, lemon, grapefruit; best cold

  • ralaspech wrote: 90 points

    October 9, 2021 - Initially all grapefruit and acidity. Softened considerably on day 2--more layers and complexity evident. I wonder if this would be better after a year in bottle.

    2 people found this helpful Comments (1)
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    September 27, 2021 - 추천

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2020
  • Type White
  • Producer Cloudy Bay
  • Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country New Zealand
  • Region South Island
  • SubRegion Marlborough
  • Appellation Marlborough
  • UPC Codes 081753809423, 9418408030016

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 33 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,084 (66%)
  • Consumed 1,046 (33%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

shellfish, as a standalone, fish, smoked fish, sushi, vegetarian, white meat poultry

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