Established in 1985, Cloudy Bay was one of the first five wine makers to venture into Marlborough. Chardonnay, the widespread international aromatic grape variety, has proudly been part of the portfolio since 1986. Senior Winemaker Tim Heath said of this deliciously savoury Chardonnay: "Impressive in its youth, this is a wine to watch".
Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2021 is immediately fragrant and attractive on the nose, redolent of orchard fruit, white peach, apricot, blossom and warm hay. The palate is concentrated and mouth-watering, notes of apple and pear, balanced by gentle vanilla spice, hazelnut and a subtle saline note. Freshened by a dart of citrus acidity, the finish is long and appealing.