Cloudy Bay, Marlborough (South Island, New Zealand) Sauvignon Blanc 2022

($33, Moet Hennessy):  Over 35 years ago, in 1985, Cloudy Bay put New Zealand wine on the world’s stage with their riveting Sauvignon Blanc.  They, more than anyone, were responsible for the meteoric growth and popularity of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.  Year in and year out, they continue to produce a stellar example of that wine.  Their 2022 Sauvignon Blanc fits their mold with depth and concentration offset by citrus energy.  Great length and an uplifting finish magnify its charms.
92 Michael Apstein Jan 3, 2023