06 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc ($27) ☺☺☺☺

For years Cloudy Bay has been one of my "go to" wines for accompanying seafood at a meal. This 06 vintage just goes to show how the wine can hold up after even 6 year of cellaring. The wonderful nose of gooseberries and grapefruit with a hint of lemon all melding with the passion fruit. With ageing the acidity has mellowed and instead the wine is darker, rounder and has a longer finish. Although priced at the high end of Sauvignon Blanc's it is, in my opinion worth every cent.

© John Holmes 2014