Friday, September 19, 2008
Cloudy Bay Chardonnay
Cloudy Bay has built its reputation on its Sauvignon Blanc and deservedly so. Over the last couple of days I drank its 2005 Chardonnay. I was disappointed. It started well with lime flavours, but soon grassy flavours take over. There is a fair amount of oak and the wine is not balanced too well. It finishes with a fair bit of alcohol (14.5%) and is not the pleasant and smooth drink I expected.