Kim Crawford Small Parcel Rise and Shine Creek Pinot Noir 2012
Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand
Natalie's Score: 93/100
Community Score: 4.6/5 Community Reviews: 8
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Product #: 35337
Wine Type: Red Wine
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Kim Crawford
Agent: Constellation Brands Inc.
More Vintages: 2007 2006
Note: I publish batches of reviews that I call Good Values Wine Picks. These are from the regular section of the liquor store rather than the Vintages section, and tend to be lower priced and the most widely available of all wines. The last four reviews I did were: September 11, July 26, September 12 and March 7. Kim Crawford Small Parcel Rise and Shine Creek Pinot Noir 2012 Wine Review
Rich and mouth-filling with cherry and dark spices. Lovely lusciousness. Great complexity in the glass: as full-bodied as New World pinot gets without being heavy or cloying. Superb craftsmanship. This Kim Crawford Small Parcel Rise and Shine Creek Pinot Noir 2012 was reviewed by September 11, 2013 Natalie MacLean
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Opinions about wine differ greatly as the experience is subjective. You may find it helpful to compare this critical evaluation of the wine with mine as well as your own:
Dan Carkner rated this wine as 100/100 with the following review: 100% barrel aged (20% new) using only 1% of all fruit taken in. This pinot noir is all Central Otago fruit. Aromas of mulled berries with cinnamon, dark chocolate covered raisins, and roasted beets are complemented with wet stone minerality and floral notes of rose petal. The palate reflects the nose with cinnamon hearts and old leather and an alluring hint of whisky barrel rounding out the complexity. This Pinot is medium bodied with slightly grippy tannins that could age a further 3-5 years.
Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review: Lots of dark fruit, black licorice. Fabulous mouthfeel. Spicy yet smooth on the palate.
Malcolm Lamont rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review: Fantastically concentrated version of the Kim Crawford PInot Noir, showing jammy red fruit, cracked black pepper, a certain smokey oakness. And Wow! This one compliments the roasted duck and spaetzle, with a spicy mayonnaise almost perfectly! Tasted October 2, 2013
Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review: Much more in harmony than the regular blend, this wine features solely Otago fruit. Well-integrated, featuring black raspberry and currants, and warm spice. Open-textured and inviting. I'm 92 on this wine. (ottawawinejournal.com)
Heather Wall rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review: Another of the small parcels experiments from Kim Crawford. Love the fruit cake notes in this wine. Dark fruit, dried fruit, cake spice, pepper and oak. Medium body as compared to Kim Crawford Pinot Noir and more tannins to accompany it. It would be nice to store a few and see how they mature over the next few years. Nice pairing with the Pork Tenderloin. It would also be a nice addition to Thanksgiving turkey with cranberry stuffing.
Jane Staples rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review: This Pinot Noir, from Central Otago Valley, is named for the creek that used to run through the area. The mild nose shows red berries, then the complex palate gives cherries, raspberries, hints of mushroom and oak, with a delicious touch of cinnamon. Smooth tannins , a long spicy finish. A great match for turkey or roast pork.
Mark Cochrane rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review: Kim Crawford Pinot Noir is nice.... Small Parcels Pinot Noir is even better. Grapes sourced for this Pinot are from Central Otago and it's brought to maturity in 100% French oak (20% new oak) which brings out the pepper and sweet spice in the wine. Dark fruits with an almost fruitcake like flavour and a long dark cherry finish with some tannins make this a enjoyable wine to be shared with friends.
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Serve Kim Crawford Small Parcel Rise and Shine Creek Pinot Noir 2012 between 60-65 degrees Farenheit or 15-18 degrees Celsius.
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