A selective harvest has delivered optimum fruit intensity and concentration for this ever-popular wine. Full of verve and pizazz, the nose displays notes of gooseberry, fresh lemons and white blossom, marked by a wonderful freshness. Fantastic tension across the palate which is tightly wound at present, lemons and limes dance across the tongue, backed by a juicy green fruit character. Finely poised and precise through to a long and mouth-watering finish, this deserves at least 6 months before starting to reveal its more tropical character. We tasted this earlier today alongside the winemaker from Cloudy Bay, he makes a comparison to the 2006 vintage which is magnificent and still alive, I’d love to try this 2018 release in 10 years’ time! A brilliant testament to the quality being delivered from this renowned Marlborough estate.