2018 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Cloudy Bay (Marlborough)


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You might be wondering where Cloudy Bay is. It is a large bay in the northeastern corner of New Zealand's South Island. It was given the name "Cloudy Bay" by Captain Cook back in 1770. Leaping forward a few centuries to 1985, Cloudy Bay became the name of one of the first wineries to be established in this part of New Zealand.

With so much focus on European wines, it is not often that wines from other continents are mentioned, but Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is an award-winning wine that has helped to bring New Zealand's wine into the spotlight and to establish the Marlborough wine region. The 2018 vintage of this exquisite white wine is, according to the technical director, one of the best in recent history. Since this is only the 34th vintage of this wine to be produced, that is saying a lot!

This prestigious and complex Sauvignon Blanc is perfect to enjoy now but can also be aged for up to 10 years. The use of both old French barriques and stainless steel for ageing adds to the shades of flavour that this gorgeous wine carries within its depths. Perfect to enjoy with any lighter dishes such as fish, pasta, appetizers, or simply, good company, enjoy this extraordinary vintage from a fantastic new wine region.

Technical sheet · Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Type Of Wine: white wine
Vintage: 2018 Other vintages
Appellation:Marlborough (Marlborough,New Zealand)
Winery: Cloudy Bay
Volume: 75cl
Score: RP92
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc
Pairing: AppetizersVegetable mealsFishSeafoodSaladsCheeseVegetable dishesSalmonLobsterTunaGoat cheeseSoft cheese
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 13.5%
Consumption Temp.: 10-12ºC
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Description · Cloudy Bay

2018 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc (Sauvignon Blanc)

TASTING NOTES OF 2018 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc:

  • View: pale straw color with slight green colouration.
  • Nose: full of aromas of lime and grapefruit.
  • Mouth: citronella balanced flavor with a hint of minerality and sweet herbs.

APPELLATION: Marlborough

VINEYARD: Cloudy Bay

GRAPES: Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon

DEVELOPMENT AND AGEING: This wine of intense fruit thanks to the cool climate of the South Pacific of sunny days and long nights occurs. These are the perfect conditions that contribute to fresh produce and vibrant aromas.

PAIRING: salmon, tuna, clams, mussels and vegetable dishes


Cloudy Bay

Established in 1985, Cloudy Bay Vineyards is situated in the Wairau Valley in Marlborough at the northern end of New Zealand’s South Island. The main varieties grown are sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, and pinot noir with lesser quantities of gewurztraminer, Riesling, and pinot gris. Cloudy Bay...

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Highlighted review about 2018 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Campoluz Enoteca

Posted on at 04.22


Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is a white wine from the D. O. Marlborough. His short but effective barrel aging gives you balance, with a refreshing acidity. A classic New Zealand in this vintage is presented with a lingering finish with outstanding mineral touches. Tasting Notes 2018 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is straw color. The nose is bright with aromas of lime and grapefruit.

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Christian Sala

Posted on at 09.42

5 /5

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018

2018 harvest is very good
Aeryn Parker

Posted on at 16.16

4 /5

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018

TASTING NOTES OF 2018 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc:
- View: yellow clear and transparent straw.
- Nose: grapefruit, passion fruit, green mango notes and hints of pineapple and fresh sage.
- Boca: half body, a good amount of viscosity texture, lively acidity and a long end.

APPELLATION: Marlborough.

GRAPES: Sauvignon Blanc.

PAIRING: seafood, goat cheese.

Adam Smith

Posted on at 21.04

4 /5

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018

This Cloudy Bay goes great with shrimps. I tasted it with wine enthusiasts.
I thought that the Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc had a very light colour. Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc recalls white fruit. The Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is a well-bodied wine.
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Reviews about Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014

John Anthony Houghton
John Anthony Houghton


Possibly the best white wine available.

Reviews about Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Gloria Kent
Gloria Kent


Cloudy Bay Sauvignon 2017
Notes of white fruits such as apples. I was surprised that this Cloudy Bay had a slightly bitter end, I liked it.
I found this 2017 fine and plesant.
Adam Smith
Adam Smith


I bought it in Uvinum and It arrived immediately.
Nice colour. Notes of white fruits such as apples. It's funny the little bitter taste left by the end of this white.