Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2020

Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2020

 

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Cloudy Bay
Pinot Noir 2020
  • Vintage : 2020
  • Country : New Zealand
  • Region : Marlborough
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Fruity Medium Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,3°
  • Grappes : 100% Pinot Noir

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 93 2019
RP Robert Parker 91 2017
WS Wine Spectator 89 2014
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 88 2014
BC Bob Campbell MW 95 2013
WE Wine Enthusiast 91 2013
More information on wine critics and ratings

James Suckling (JS) : 93 Points (2019)
A creamy and delicious pinot with sliced strawberry, dark cherry, lemon rind and other citrus fruit. Crushed-stone undertones. It’s full-bodied, but not heavy. Lovely texture and a succulent finish. Drink or hold. 

Robert Parker (RP) : 91 Points (2017)
The silky-smooth 2017 Pinot Noir features scents of damp loam, black cherries, cola and dried spices. It's medium to full-bodied on the palate, round and concentrated without any rough edges, and it tapers to a lingering finish that shows just a light dusting of fine-grained tannins. It's a solid effort from a producer with a long history in the region.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 89 Points (2014)
Oct 2016 - Firm and focused, with wild berry and plum flavors, accented by licorice and cedar hints. A touch of pine needle and forest floor adds an aromatic detail. The licorice element lingers on the finish. Drink now through 2026.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 88 Points (2014)
May 2016 - Healthy medium red. Plum, dark cherry, strawberry, licorice and a hint of herbs on the nose and palate. In a slightly dry, savory style, offering modest flesh and sweetness but good acid lift. I like the balance of red and black fruit and spice flavors but the wine just misses on aromatic lift and precision. Daniel Sorrell noted that Marlborough Pinot Noir is built on its firm line of acidity and tannins, while Central Otago Pinot is more tannic, rich and opulent. Both of the 2014 Pinots were made in Cloudy Bay's old facility and were thus pumped and more heavily extracted ("Marlborough Pinot needs to be worked in all but the best years," says Sorrell), but the new winery, which allows the team to work entirely by gravity, opened just in time for the 2015 harvest.

Bob Campbell MW (BC) : 95 Points (2013)
Taut, elegant and quite complex Pinot Noir, with an array of flavours including cherry, raspberry, violet, anise and spicy oak. The wine has a nice balance between alcohol and fruit sweetness, with fine tannins giving a drying and layered finish. It opened up as it sat in the glass and deserves to be decanted or aerated before serving.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 91 Points (2013)
This wine boasts subtle black cherries and plums, framed in a bed of toasty, mocha-tinged oak. It's rich and silky, with a discreet dusting of cocoa on the long finish.

Cloudy Bay Te Koko 2019
Cloudy Bay Te Koko 2019
Cloudy Bay
Te Koko 2019
WS
93
JS
95
RP
91
Cloudy Bay Te Koko is an individual expression of the sauvignon blanc grape, a complex and savoury wine that is both deliciously aromatic and richly textured. Released as a mature wine, it is a full-bodied, alternative style of sauvignon blanc from Cloudy Bay. 
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Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2020
Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2020
Cloudy Bay
Chardonnay 2020
WS
90
JS
92
RP
91
Cloudy Bay Chardonnay is an intriguing, textural wine with pure fruit flavours of citrus and stone fruit enhanced by a savoury nuttiness and subtle new oak.
31,00 €
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Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2021
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2021
Cloudy Bay
Sauvignon Blanc 2021
JS
92
WS
93
DCT
92
Widely regarded as the quintessential expression of the acclaimed Marlborough wine region, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is an international benchmark wine noted for its vibrant aromatics, layers of pure fruit flavours and fine structure.
28,90 €
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Cloudy Bay Te Wahi 2018
Cloudy Bay Te Wahi 2018
Cloudy Bay
Te Wahi 2018
JS
93
WS
93
RP
92
Cloudy Bay’s evocative distillation of the most extreme southerly and continental Pinot Noir terroir of Central Otago.
90,00 €
Quantity : moins plus
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Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2020 Reviewed by James Suckling 08-10-2022 . Score: 4.5