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Noel Young Wines

Cloudy Bay

Sauvignon Blanc, 2011

New Zealand White

Marlborough 75cl

I have always been a fan of this wine that gets a lot of criticism as being overrated, ok maybe not always deserving of the hype, but a great success story and helped put Marlborough Sauvignon on the map. It's a wine that always develops well, the new 2011 from a great vintage is typically youthful. Grass, gooseberry, elderflower, blackcurrant, passion fruit and graphite on the nose. It's really fresh and tangy, beautifully pure, crisp and clean, citrus and herbaceous notes to the fore, with some pea and asparagus and hints of tropical fruits.The new 2011 is perhaps a touch open than the 2010 at the same stage. Ideally the wine needs time to flesh out, i have tried 10 year old examples that have been a revelation, but give this wine to Easter to start to show it's true potential.

Published: 20 November 2011

, Author: Noel

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