June 17th 2009
As I sat at Lords last Sunday with Mark Hohnen watching England snatch victory at the last minute from India, my thoughts turned to his brother David’s iconic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Cloudy Bay.
Since its inception in 1985 Cloudy Bay has risen and remained at the top of the quality tree. We have just had our allocation of the 2008 vintage. Fresh, vibrant, crisp and terrifyingly easy to drink, bottled under Stelvin for easy access and making an ideal pic-nic partner.
Cloudy Bay, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, NZ 2008
£174 per doz ex vat
Scented and summery, the 2008 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc has deliciously vibrant aromatics that infuse the tropical fragrance of fresh passionfruit and juicy pineapples with garden-fresh basil and the spiciness of crushed tomato leaves. The palate is long and succulent, combining exotic fruits with ripe, red capsicum and a twist of green olive… beautifully complemented by crisp natural acidity and a hint of lime zest.
How’s that for a tasting note! Happy drinking.