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Kim Crawford Pinot Noir 2013 Wine Review

Kim Crawford Pinot Noir 2013

Kim Crawford Pinot Noir 2013

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

Community Score: 4.4/5

Community Reviews: 8

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2013-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Kim Crawford

Agent: Constellation Brands Inc.

Product: 626390

Product: 867127

Product: 10754244

Product: 813970

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Beautifully balanced! This New Zealand Pinot Noir seems to get better every year, and this is no exception. Lovely cherry-berry flavours, yet not sweet. Great mouth-watering juiciness for a wide range of foods, yet not acidic. Superb craftsmanship. Highly recommended.

Pinot Noir food pairings: pulled-pork sandwiches, roasted chicken, salmon ceviche.

This was reviewed August 15, 2014 by

More Wine Reviews and Ratings

Shelley Harris rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Delicate aromas of cinnamon, vanilla and cherry, with a fruity smooth finish. I see this wine pairing well with grilled seasonal vegetables with a balsamic glaze.
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Cherry and red current on the nose with currant, raspberry and oak flavors.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Cherry, candied berries, and cinnamon spice aromas and a sweet and tart cheery taste with a nice, silky mouth feel make this a great example of a new world Pinot.
Courtney Flood rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Cherry candy aroma, beautiful palate of fresh picked raspberries. Refreshing and fruity.
Jennifer Macdonald rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Bright ruby, with cherry, strawberry and a bit of earthiness on the nose. Very smooth drinking, with the same flavours on the palate.
Anthony Hillman WSET ADV rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Bright aromas of dark cherry, earth, and leather, with a hint of strawberry jam are reflected on the juicy palate with cherry fruitiness, black pepper, baking spices, and a little oak, supported by medium chalky tannins. A medium bodied, fruity, food friendly companion for mushroom risotto or herb crusted salmon.

Ready to drink now. Will likely gain complexity over next 4 or 5 years in bottle at risk of compromising its fruit forward style.

Tasted November 2014

Notes from http://www.kimcrawfordwines.com

Aged in a mixture of French oak barrels and tank for five months.
Martha Kelly AIWS, CS rated this wine as 84/100 with the following review:

Simple, spicy, and refreshing this New Zealand wine has flavours of red fruit and pungent spices, with green overtones.
Pair with pizza or lighter fare from the grill.
Drink now; not suitable for further ageing.
Date tasted: August 2014.
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