2012 Cloudy Bay Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
Producer: Cloudy Bay Vineyards
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Sauvignon Blanc
Origin: New Zealand
Region: New Zealand
89 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2013
Pale, bright yellow. Lemon, gooseberry, green pepper, caraway seed and a hint of asparagus on the nose. Then round, silky and horizontal, with mouthfilling flavors of green tropical fruits and fresh herbs. Not the most intense vintage for this bottling but supple and alive. Finishes with very good length and lift.
89 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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