The new Cloudy Bay wines are a major disappointment to me.
The 2011 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc has been praised by others, but I found the fruit too overwhelming. With it came an unpleasant sweetness and a broad and undefined (unusual for Cloudy Bay) feel in the mouth. Maybe to counteract the often grassy flavours of Sauvignon Blanc?
The 2008 Cloudy Bay Chardonnay was the best of the trio. It had good fruit concentration in the citrus and stone fruit spectrum, but I found the oak too prominent.
The 2009 Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir was bland and had no personality.
There is one caveat to these comments. I tasted the wines from plastic cups.