Cloudy Bay Te Wahi 2017

Cloudy Bay Te Wahi 2017

 

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Cloudy Bay
Te Wahi 2017
  • Vintage : 2017
  • Country : New Zealand
  • Region : Marlborough
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Fruity Medium Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,3°
  • Grappes : 100% Pinot Noir

Cloudy Bay’s evocative distillation of the most extreme southerly and continental Pinot Noir terroir of Central Otago.

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 91 2015
BC Bob Campbell MW 96 2014
JS James Suckling 93 2014
WS Wine Spectator 92 2014
WE Wine Enthusiast 90 2014
W&S Wines & Spirits 90 2014
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Rich cherry and plum fruit that is spiced with oak notes of cinnamon and clove. Sitting below the fruit, earthen and mineral smokiness, which is lifted by hedonistic floral notes.

Decadently sweet fruited and richly textured. The density of the wine is counter balanced by bright acidity and supple tannins.

Robert Parker (RP) : 91 Points (2015)
A 50-50 blend of fruit from Northburn and Bannockburn (Cloudy Bay leases a portion of the Calvert Vineyard), the 2015 Te Wahi Pinot Noir is a full-bodied, plummy wine. It shows some pretty florals on the nose, but the palate is chocolaty and rich, offering hints of cola and dark-skinned plums. It's powerful and plush, with a velvety texture and lingering finish, almost verging on Californian (Russian River Valley?) in style.

Bob Campbell MW (BC) : 96 Points (2014)
Dense and flavoursome pinot noir with succulent dark cherry, violet, dark-fleshed plum and a strong influence of nutty oak supported by a backbone of ripe tannins that leave a drying finish. An initial velvet texture with a peppery finish. Good drinking now but will certainly develop with bottle age.

James Suckling (JS) : 93 Points (2014)
A fragrant, floral pinot that is a blend of the Calvert and Northburn Station Vineyards in Central Otago. Notes of sappy and stone-flecked red-cherry fruits with spicy and smoky complexity; the palate is succulently ripe and has a handy freshness. Long-layered tannins abound with plenty of juicy plum and dark-cherry flavors. Drink now.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 92 Points (2014)
The tannins are velvety, firm and dense, lending intensity to the fresh earth, white pepper, bright cherry and raspberry flavors at the core. Earl Grey tea and licorice notes linger on the finish. Drink now through 2026.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 90 Points (2014)
Cloudy Bay's latest vintage is the first from their own vineyards in Central Otago and reflects a step up in quality despite a challenging vintage. Plummy fruit dominates the rather chunky wine, framed by hints of toast and dried herbs, while moderately dusty tannins and bright acids mark the finish. Drink 2018–2025.

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 90 Points (2014)
A very New Zealand take on pinot noir, this starts out reductive, herbal and blunt, then opens to velvety tannins and rich red fruit that carries some passion-fruit thiols. Decant it for roast beef.

Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2018
Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2018
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Cloudy Bay Te Koko 2016
Cloudy Bay Te Koko 2016
Cloudy Bay
Te Koko 2016
WS
93
W&S
90
JS
93
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 2018
Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2018
Cloudy Bay
Chardonnay 2018
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.
32,50 €
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Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Cloudy Bay
Sauvignon Blanc 2019
WS
93
WE
90
JS
91
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.
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Cloudy Bay Pelorus 0
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Pelorus
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Cloudy Bay Te Wahi 2017 Reviewed by Robert Parker 16-11-2020 . Score: 4.5