2015 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc "Spitfire"
Winery: Kim Crawford
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Spitfire"
Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc
Grape blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
State or country: New Zealand
Cases produced: 7,000
KWG Score: 90.2 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: October 16, 2016
Wine Review: This is a terrific New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. It has a pungent tropical bouquet of grapefruit, pineapple, passionfruit and green herbs that blasts out of the glass. The very pale straw colored wine is medium bodied and slightly creamy, with well-balanced acidity that makes it crisp and dry. Tropical flavors continue with lime, tangerine and green herbs. Mild citrus flavors with notes of minerality in the medium long finish. I would suggest having mussels steamed in white wine, garlic and herbs with this bottle. - Mark
Winemaker Notes: Light pale straw. Amazingly powerful aromas, distinctively Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Lemon meringue pie, sweet passion fruit, melon, and tropical fruits with hints of crushed tomato leaf. Intense complex flavours of citrus balanced with ripe tropical fruits of passion fruit and white peach. Crisp acidity and a lingering finish round out this stunning wine. Drink now and up to three years. A wine to suit full-flavoured seafood dishes such as pan-seared scallops or crayfish.
Organic status: not organic
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