Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2021 750ml - Vine Republic
Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2021 750ml
SKU: 03871

Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2021

  • wa93+
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Category Red Wine
Origin New Zealand, Marlborough
Brand Cloudy Bay
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
Fragrant, appealing and aromatic. Rose petals, dark cherries and blackberries fill the nose. On the palate, a core of rounded bramble fruit, ripe boysenberry and wild strawberry is unpinned by silky tannins and fine acidity. A concentrated yet elegant wine. Versatility is our Pinot Noir's calling card. It matches with a wide variety of foods, including lighter game meats (duck, rabbit), lamb, roasted vegetables, berries, herbs and almost anything chargrilled.
Wine Advocate
  • wa93+

I recently tasted a 2006 Pinot Noir from magnum (although whether a magnum format is relevant under screw cap is to be discussed) at the estate in September 2023, and the wine was superb. It was aging slowly and still exhibited loads of fresh fruit, but it had that ethereal delicacy that older Pinot can achieve. Here, the 2021 Pinot Noir is soft and floral, red fruited, supple and succulent. It is delicious. It's totally pleasurable as a young wine, and given the trajectory of the 17-year-old wine I so vividly remember, this has a long future in front of it. Lovely! 13.5% alcohol, sealed under screw cap.

November 2023
  • v90

The 2021 Pinto Noir Marlborough is an attractive, immediately pleasurable style. It fills the mouth with a sense of calm, providing a cloud of dark berry fruit alongside subtle French oak-derived notes of cedar and spice as well as a savory bacon touch. It is silken and finely textured, reflecting the increasing refinement and handling of Pinot Noir both at Cloudy Bay and in Marlborough as a region. The tannins coat the mouth like melted chocolate on the long, scented finish. This is a wine that's difficult not to like.

January 2023