2013 Cloudy Bay Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
Producer: Cloudy Bay Vineyards
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Sauvignon Blanc
Origin: New Zealand
Region: New Zealand
90 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2014
Pale bright yellow. Pungent aromas of grapefruit pith, sour lemon, lime zest, anise and white and green pepper. Broad, rich and dry on entry, then smooth and refreshing in the middle, with white nectarine and citrus pith flavors joined by positive hints of lemon, dusty herbs and asparagus on the rich, vibrant finish. Not a particularly fleshy style but a classic Marlborough sauvignon blanc.
89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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