OH MY GOD! Have you ever been so in love? I mean: in a wine? Have you ever taken a sip from a glass and knew, that's it, you have arrived in the wine sky? So you had to close your eyes to feel all the good taste? Did not want to follow the conversation at table because you had to focus on the wine? Absolutely? Maybe that was a bit cheesy now. But I experienced it and it surprised me completely. But that must be the case with love at first sight. Sip. Well.
May I introduce – that's what he is:
He has an advanced screw cap and unfortunately is just too expensive to hit regularly. Depending on which vintage and which grape variety you choose, the bottle costs between 20, – and 69, – Euro. I still struggle with me to order two bottles (of the cheaper one). Because I know for sure that once he's in the fridge I will not be able to do anything but dig him out directly.
Of course, I do not want to deprive you of the proper description of the greatest wine in the world, found on www.belvini.de:
"The Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2010er has a little more citrus, lime and passion fruit. In addition, freshly cut basil leaves add a touch of lemongrass and mint. The Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is characterized by its freshness and its typical spicy character out.
Weekend Australian, James Halliday, February 2010
"Forget all about typecasting Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc; this wine … has outstanding structure, balance, line and length; the variety is almost irrelevant, for this is terroir speaking through the long-practiced mouthpiece of the Cloudy Bay winemaking team. "95 points.
Rating & Awards
Decanter: 3 stars for 2003
Decanter: 5 stars for 2005
James Halliday 2010: 95 points for 2009
Michael Cooper: 5 stars for 2008
Wines of the Year 2007: 1st place for 2007
wine industry: No. 1 of the most popular wines from overseas
Wine Advocate: 89 points for 2007
Wine Spectator: 92 points for 2010 "
I have nothing to add.