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630 Ratings
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Details

Style

White

Wine Description

(2015 Vintage) These grapes were selected from vineyards in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley and the neighbouring Awatere Valley. Fast draining, alluvial loams over gravelly subsoils in these valleys provide ideal growing conditions for our Sauvignon Blanc. Individual blocks were targeted for their strengths and overall contribution to the blend. The vines ranged in age, up to 14 years, bringing a mix of youthful vigour and depth of flavour.

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    Light straw color. Nose of grapefruit, lemon zest, ivy/foliage, artificial banana, chewing gum. Medium alcohol. Plenty of fruit with flavors of bitter greens and asparagus. Pairs well with shellfish and salads.

    over 8 years
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    very crisp and not as sweet as ponga. strong grapefruit flavor with a little pear and pineapple.

    over 9 years
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    Grass and citrus notes mixed with a refreshing rain. unfortunately slightly sour for my taste.

    almost 9 years
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    crisp bright fruity nice finish. better than cal or french versión gastes side by side

    almost 9 years
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    grapefruit elderberry nose, watery rim, green tinge, medium high acidity, dry, fruity

    over 7 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Planet Grape
    (2016 Vintage) Crisp, vivid, tingly and nearly austere with notes of lemongrass, oregano, spring pea. chive, lime, honeydew, cantaloupe and ripe pineapple.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Sep-05.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/02
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar