Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2017
|Region||New Zealand, Marlborough|
Wine AdvocateThe 2017 Sauvignon Blanc may not go down as an all-time classic Cloudy Bay, but in a difficult vintage, the wine has turned out excellent. Hints of snow pea pods accent tropical fruit notes in a wine that is soft, round and harmonious, showing ample concentration and length despite the rain-plagued harvest. Unlike the 2005, a freakish vintage that continues to drink well, I'd opt for drinking the 2017 over the next year or two.
VinousThe 2017 Sauvignon Blanc has a fresh bouquet with light apple blossom and greengage aromas. The palate is fresh on the entry, with crisp acidity, and quite saline in the mouth. The finish is grassy and slightly peppery. Par for the course.
Wine SpectatorPear, green apple and citrus flavors have bright, mouthwatering acidity in this white, with notes of herb and grapefruit skin on the finish. Drink now. 45,000 cases imported.