I told a few of you last week that I started to read ‘Judgment of Paris: California vs. France and the Historic 1976 Paris Tasting That Revolutionized Wine’, and in addition to getting the back story on the historic, geographical wine bickering, I was also turned on to what the book classed as the worlds best Sauvignon Blanc; Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, from New Zealand.
On colour, this Sauvignon Blanc held a lovely golden hue, and on the nose, scents of citrus, apricot and a fantastic floral bouquet, which all provided a notable intensity on smell. On the palate, hints of lemon/lime, honeydew melon and some spice, with a well tempered acidity were bundled to create a medium length finish.
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is distinctive in its tingling quality that eludes a bevy of flavours that dance in your mouth. I don’t think we’ve quite had a Sauvignon Blanc like this. Though my jury is still out on if it is truly the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world, it is certainly worth the experience. I assuredly have classed Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, as one of my staple wine buys.
This wine retails at the LCBO for $29.95.
We gave this wine a score of 4 out of 5.