92 POINTS | James Suckling
Cloudy Bay's 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is intense, concentrated and focused with mouthwatering acidity that gives structure and textural intrigue to the palate. It is a hallmark expression of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
Delicately aromatic Sauvignon Blanc showing impressive subtlety and plenty of power with its long and linear finish. Quite a narrow band of flavours focusing on the citrus, lime zest end of the flavour spectrum without being overtly grassy. Very textural wine with hints of nutty lees character.
The winery writes "The 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is bright and focused, with appealing and expressive aromatics of ripe grapefruit, makrut lime and passionfruit on the nose. The palate is mouth-watering, with zesty lime, lemongrass and juicy stone fruit characters melding together, underpinned by a subtle minerality. The vibrant concentrated fruit and freshness bestow poise and balance, and lead through to a long and impressive finish, suggesting a wine that will age gracefully for many years – as do all the best Cloudy Bay vintages."