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Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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Nick Stock (2012 Vintage) says
A sweet-smelling array of melon and passionfruit on the nose here; this has an easygoing style, lightly grassy at the edge. The palate s quite linear and has a spine of tangy acidity that runs the length, holding passionfruit and Tahitian lime flavour right throughout.
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Michael Cooper (2012 Vintage) says
Regional blend, grown in the Wairau and Awatere Valleys. Medium-bodied, strongly varietal wine, vibrantly fruity, with good depth of melon and green capsicum flavours, a hint of passionfruit and a fresh crisp finish.
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WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
Grassy/green pea extrovert of a nose, followed by a palate with a big, tart, fruit salad flavour impact. 3-5
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011)
Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
At its best, this is a punchy style with deliciously strong, fresh, tropical-fruit and capsicum flavours. The 2003 vintage is scented, ripe and tangy, with melon/lime flavours showing excellent intensity and a long finish. 'Ideal as a zesty pick-me-up', the 2004 is finely balanced for easy drinking, with good depth of melon/lime flavours, fresh and crisp.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
The 2002 vintage with no region of origin stated on the front label, is a blend of 75 per cent Sauvignon Blanc and 25 per cent Semillon, grown at Te Awanga, in Hawke's Bay. Herbaceous on the nose, it's a fresh, crisp wine with vibrant, lingering melon and cut-grass flavours.
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James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Very pale; the bouquet is pungent, with grassy/herbal notes in traditional style. The palate explores the same crisp, herbal/grass flavours, without any tropical overtones. Crisp, dry finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
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James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Light to medium yellow-green; the bouquet is clean, but only of moderate intensity, with gooseberry herbal fruit. The palate is well balanced and harmonious with gentle gooseberry and herb flavours; quite long, and noticeably soft acidity. Not a great year for Sauvignon Blanc.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
This wine stands out for its sheer explosiveness - a notably bold, ripe style with a delicious surge of fresh, crisp tropical/capsicum flavours and exceptional overall intensity. The foundation of the wine is the fruit grown by Neal Ibbotson, proprietor of Saint Clair, who owns a spread of vineyards in the wairau and Awatere valleys. The wine is processed at various Marlborough wineries by Man Thomson, Crawford's partner in a wine consultancy business. Light lemon/green, the 1998 vintage is a big, juicy wine with fresh, ripe aromas and very sweet fruit characters. A delicious, powerful wine with great mouthfeel, it offers strong tropical fruit flavours and soft acidity in a concentrated, rounded, hugely drinkable style.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Light to medium straw-green; the bouquet has both depth and complexity, with ripe gooseberry aromas dominant, but with hints of herb and capsicum. The palate is textured, with an array of flavours, starting with gooseberry, then some hints of lime and passionfruit, finally extending into white peach. A user-friendly wine in every respect.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
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