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Kim Crawford Marlborough Pinot Noir

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This sits at the approachable end of the Marlborough Pinot Noir spectrum, exhibiting the sunny, bright and juicy sort of style that the region does so well. That's not to say that it's necessarily light and sweet, but it does put forward a somewhat more open sort of personality that says ' I'm a nice guy/girl'.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Bright red with purple and crimson notes

Aroma: An enticingly aromatic wine showing notes of dark cherries and strawberries with the alluring complexity of well integrated oak

Palate: Vibrant, fresh fruit flavours underpinned by nuances of sweet, smoky oak. Good firm tannins give the wine length and weight. You can savour the wine long after it has left your palate

Cellar: Very approachable and enjoyable now, but you can cellar up to 5 years with confidence.

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Kim Crawford Marlborough Pinot Noir

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WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Hint of beetroot on the sweet, fruity nose, with supple red cherry palate showing a green edge.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011)
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Some beautiful alluring varietal fruit lifts off the nose and fills the mouth with intense flavours. Nice hint of oak and fine tannin support. Really good length.
Winestate 2009
Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
The 2007 is vibrantly fruity, with cherryish, plummy, smooth flavours. The 2008 vintage, aged in tanks and barrels, is a light ruby, pleasant, easy-drinking red, but lacks the richness you'd expect at its price.
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WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Gentle plum aromas lift out the glass and dense, ripe flavours fill the mouth. Soft tannin structure.
Winestate 20082009
Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
The 2007 is vibrantly fruity, with cherryish, plummy, smooth flavours. The 2008 vintage, aged in tanks and barrels, is a light ruby, pleasant, easy-drinking red, but lacks the richness you'd expect at its price.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
A fruit-driven style, only 40 per cent wood-aged (in older American oak barrels). The 2003 vintage is deep ruby in hue, in a medium to full-bodied style with finely balanced tannins and plummy, slightly herbal flavours that lack real complexity, but offer decent depth. Verging on three stars.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
The charming, supple 2000 vintage was grown in the Anderson vineyard (Brancott Valley) and matured in French oak casks (half new). The attractively floral bouquet leads into a fresh, elegant wine with good body, sweet fruit characters and pleasing depth of raspberry/cherry flavours.
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