Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2007 - 90pts
Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2007


 

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White Wine   Rated 85pts by WA   Rated 88pts by WS   Rated 90pts by WE 

Rated: 85 pts - The Wine Advocate
Rated: 88 pts - Wine Spectator
Rated: 90 pts - Wine Enthusiast

Wine Color: White
Vintage: 2007
Varietal: Chardonnay
Style: Still
Size: 750ml
Origin: Oceania > New Zealand > Marlborough

The Wine Advocate 85 pts - Neal Martin
The 2007 Chardonnay spent a year in barrel matured in 20% new oak with 8% under malo. The fruit again seems rather subdued and lacking definition. Touches of grapefruit and dried mango, but all rather smudged. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe honeyed fruits, touches of nectarine and passion fruit, the oak a little prominent especially on the finish but it has more definition and poise than the Sauvignon Blanc. Moderate length. It comes across rather anonymous.

Wine Spectator 88 pts - Harvey Steiman
Smooth and round, with a smoky edge to the lemon, orange and pear flavors, balanced with lively acidity. Drink now.

Wine Enthusiast 90 pts - Joe Czerwinski
Full-bodied, rich and custardy, with ripe melon and pineapple fruit framed by toasted grain. This is a big, powerful, opulent Chardonnay, yet it also shows the finesse expected from Cloudy Bay. Drink it over the next year or two.

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An irresistible mix of ripe citrus and toasted nut aromas reminiscent of grapefruit, fig and pistachio biscotti taken with chamomile tea. The palate leads with savoury notes which give way to a taut citrus core, revealing the vibrant Marlborough fruit. Natural yeast fermentation and judicious oak handling combine to deliver a refined and textural finish. Expect the 2007 Cloudy Bay Chardonnay to age gracefully over the next five to seven years.

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