Tasting notes: Cloudy Bay 2009 – Sauvignon Blanc

Cloudy Bay is New Zealand’s one of the most important wine producers. They are famous for their Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough region.

This 2009 vintage Sauvignon Blanc has a pale lemon color. It has a medium level of intensity on the nose with lemon and citrus flavours followed by tropical fruits (pineapple, mango and guava) after a while straw and vegetable notes (especially asparagus and green pepper) are getting intense.

On the palate there is a high level of acidity with a medium body.  Step by step the flavor structure changes on the palate. First we feel lemon and citrus flavors, and then on the mid palate we’ve got very nice tropical fruits especially guava and mango. During the medium length finish all flavors completely turn into a vegetable soup with asparagus, green pepper, green haricot. There is a real complex vegetable structure for this wine. Very interesting, in deed…

About Murat Mumcuoglu

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