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93
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Cloudy Bay 2011 Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $50

Starts off with a slightly funky, struck-match aroma, but then opens to reveal tangerine, nectarine and roasted-nut scents. The flavors are an blend of all that, delivered via a rich silky-textured palate and ending long.

 — J.C.  (11/1/2014)
91
points

Cloudy Bay 2014 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough)

  1. $28

Classic gooseberry and pink grapefruit notes feature gentle herbal nuances on the nose. There’s ample weight and texture on the palate, with a burst of mouthwatering citrus on the finish.

 — J.C.  (7/1/2015)
91
points

Cloudy Bay 2013 Pinot Noir (Marlborough)

  1. $39

This wine boasts subtle black cherries and plums, framed in a bed of toasty, mocha-tinged oak. It’s rich and silky, with a discreet dusting of cocoa on the long finish.

 — J.C.  (7/1/2015)
91
points

Cloudy Bay 2008 Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough)

  1. $50

Cloudy Bay’s Te Koko was the first widely commercialized version of barrel-fermented Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, and it remains near the top of the pack. Notes of toasted nuts add a rich veneer to the core of stone fruit and melon, which then finishes on a refreshing, grapefruity note.

 — J.C.  (11/1/2014)
91
points

Cloudy Bay 2009 Pinot Noir (Marlborough)

  1. $35

Although CB made its reputation on Sauvignon Blanc, the Pinot Noir is finally achieving a similar level of quality. Dark cherry fruit is couched in notes of sandalwood, cinnamon and clove, framed by tannins that are silky without being excessively soft. Drink now–2016.

 — J.C.  (4/1/2012)
91
points

Cloudy Bay 2010 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $25

The Bay is back! This bold, fruit-driven offering is the best Cloudy Bay Savvy in at least a few vintages, with subtle leafy shadings layered over tropical fruit and adding complexity to the long, fresh finish. Drink now

 — J.C.  (9/1/2011)
91
points

Cloudy Bay 2005 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough)

  1. $25

This is the highest this benchmark wine has ever scored with our tasters, from what is beginning to look like an excellent year for Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. It’s still in an early estery phase right now, marked by honeyed tropical fruits, nectarines and grapefruit, but you can sense the herbal-jalapeño flavors lurking in the background. Rich and powerful on the…

 — W.E.  (12/15/2005)
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