Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Origin: Malborough, New Zealand
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol content: 13.0%
Bottle closure: Screw cap
Purchase date: January 2008
Purchase price: $13.99

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Colour: Pale straw with touches of green. Aroma: Classic Sauvignon characters of cut grass and tropical fruits are dominant on the nose. Palate: Unfolds with flavours of passionfruit, gooseberry and subtle herbaceousness. The wine is mouthfilling with good texture and finishes well with cleansing acidity and great length."

ABC Wines review: Clean, crisp aromas of citrus and fresh cut grass are released upon pouring this wine. Very smooth on the palate, there's a surprising touch of initial sweetness followed by intense tropical and stone fruit flavors that are accompanied by a mineral dryness. The only weakness noted here is in the finish which seems a bit rough. A perfect wine for an outdoor luncheon or with a garden salad. Rated 91 points by Wine Spectator (April 2008). Our score: Just shy of Excellent.

Winery website: Kim Crawford Wines.

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