Monday, May 4, 2009

Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2006

I recently had a bottle of the iconic Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc and while I really liked it I thought that €30 was perhaps a little steep. I have similar feelings about the Chardonnay. I really enjoyed it (it was a gift to Herself), I don't think I could justify spending €30 on it. Perhaps that's because we drink much more red than white, I don't know.

Name: Cloudy Bay Chardonnay
Year: 2006
Price: approx €30
Notes: This has it all flavour-wise, the fruits, the minerals, the oaty, biscuity undertones all harmonious in the glass with a long complex finish.
Rating: 7/10 (loses 1 for price)

Note: check out the overly floral and typographically challenged O'Briens review of the above here.


  1. Hi Willie

    I've taken a look at the posting we had against Cloudy Bay Chardonnay and have corrected the grammatical mistakes. If you are looking wor a world class Sauvignon Blanc and feel the Cloucy Bay slightly overpriced then I would strongly recommend Astrolabe sauvignon Blanc 2008. Voted Best Sauvignon Blanc in the World at the IWSC 2008 and currently on offer at an incredible 12.99 with us.

  2. Hi Grattan,

    the review is still fairly floral but perhaps, given the wonderful complexity of the wine, it is justified. Either way, keep up the good work and love that Protocolo...


  3. BS's comment has been turned into a guest blog post on this site.