FIVE STARS 95/100 | Bob Campbell MW
FIVE STARS 94/100 | NZ Wine Rater
FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
FIVE STARS | Michael Cooper
93 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
This is Cloudy Bay's sparkling wine and it is rightfully regarded as one of NZ's finest sparkling wines. Highly regarded by critics, it has made the prestigious Air NZ Fine Wines of New Zealand List and the Cuisine Top 10 Sparkling list.
A classic big Kiwi sparkler that is jam packed with the big toasty characters that we expect from this brand. Delicious creamy wine with a persistent bead and delicate, slightly citric finish.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Aromas of lemon and apple, a fine lees autolysis, white peach and an overall harmonious elegant synergy. Wonderfully explosive mousse with a youthful fresh energy, quite captivating and fresh with flavours of citrus and white fleshed tree fruits, a core of fine lees and pastry baked goods. Balanced, crisp, refreshing, dry and ready."
Joelle Thomson writes "18.5/20. This wine offers outstanding value for money for a dry, full-bodied, creamy, rich, flavoursome bubbly from Marlborough. It's a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, both of which bring body and citrus appeal to the table in a wine that punches well above its price weight. Pelorus is typically aged on lees for two years before the bubbly is disgorged, corked and labelled. It contains eight grams of dosage per litre, which makes it taste dry with the balance of fresh acidity adding purity and length to every sip."