Saturday, December 31, 2016

Cloudy Bay 2016 Sauvignon Blanc

What future for Marlborough sauvignon blanc? Is it losing its caché? Does it need to change its style, or is it in danger of discounting itself out of the premium market? In the case of brand leader Cloudy Bay, the wine that began the global savalanche almost 30 years ago, the answers are "no", "no" and "no". Ignore sommeliers who turn up their noses at the variety. Good wine is good wine regardless of fashion. There is a reason why the world loved Kiwi savvy blanc; it was bright, different, vivacious and fun. This remains a terrific wine - one that I paired the other day with some turkey. Winner. Give this another whirl, you may just be surprised at how much you enjoy it. $36. 

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