Cloudy Bay that can claim to be New Zealand's flag bearer. No other label has captured the imagination of so many markets. The reason is uncompromising quality, as exemplified in this fabulous Pinot Noir. The 27th expression of Marlborough Pinot Noir, echoes the style and quality synonymous with Cloudy Bay.
On the nose, subtle rose notes bloom in the background together with sweet spice. The palate reveals a taut structure with supple tannin and cruncy acidity. The complexity builds upon tasting with earthen notes of graphite, smoke and toasty oak character.
" Layered with all the intrigue of bright red fruit, heady spice and silky structure, the Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2015 is as concentrated as it is refreshing." Tim Heath, chief winemaker.
"Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir has pretty violet, red cherry and warm raspberry scents with a hint of cinnamon and dusty earth. Soft, elegant and medium-bodied, it gives lovely purity and a more understated expression.
(Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate # 228, December 2016)
"Very bright crimson. Simple and straightforward. Real appetising freshness without too much acid. Well done!.
(Jancis Robinson Purple Pages, Jan 2017).