Sunday, July 8, 2012

Review: Kim Crawford 2011 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Kim Crawford 2011 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

It is going to be a hot day on the sunny SE side of Washington state. The forecast is for triple digits! With weather like this, my favorite go to wine is Sauvignon Blanc. Today, I recommend you seek respite from the heat of summer with a refreshing bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. In my part of the world, Kim Crawford has become synonymous with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. After enjoying the 2011 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, I can tell you, it's a well deserved reputation.

This is a zinger of a wine – it was zesty, grassy, with grapefruit and guava on the nose. Grapefruit, mango and guava flavors followed through with a lively acidic finish. I enjoy a lively Sauvignon Blanc and this wine is full of life. On day two, the wine was still bright and juicy, with gentle notes of spice and petrol apparent on the nose. The finish was super tasty too, creamier than day one with vanilla – had me thinking of a tropical gellato. Yum.

This wine made a good lunch companion to my sliced turkey sandwich. However, I'd rather pair this wine with King crab, Snow crab, lobster or prawns. It would be fantastic with fresh oysters too. Recommended.

ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap

Kim Crawford Wines
Station Road
Huapai, Auckland, New Zealand

Map: Where's Marlborough? Right there.

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