Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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Community Reviews

There are 12 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Darlene Myers CAPS Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

The quintessential New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with zesty vibrant flavors of gooseberry, grass, lemon and citrus flavors. This crisp white wine pairs perfectly with seafood, curry dishes and is my absolute favorite wine with summer salads.
Louise Wilson ISG Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Bright and refreshing, loaded with flavours of gooseberry, lime, capsicum and green apple. A textbook New Zealand Savvy. Pair with a garlicy chicken caesar salad. Tasted April 2014.
Paul Brannen reviewed this wine as follows:

Both a critical darling and a blockbuster success, this sets the benchmark for New Zealand's intensely flavourful style of Sauvignon Blanc: think gooseberry, pea pods and passion fruit. Vivid and refreshing, it pairs with steamed clams or mussels with asparagus risotto, or grilled chicken.
Shannon rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

Nice aroma, very fruity But not sweet tasting
Dan Trcka Wine Blogger rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

The 2013 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, sourced from the Wairau and Awatere Valleys in Marlborough, has intense aromas of gooseberry, grape stems, light lees and lime on the nose and gooseberry and lime on the palate. It is a light to medium bodied, dry, fruity wine; with notable acidity and a medium finish. Drink with food; drink now – 2016+. Rated 87-88 pts. Tasted Dec/13.

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Andrew Bernardo Wine Journal rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Gooseberry, passion fruit, fresh cut grass, lemon zest, and sliced guava. Very consistent quality year over year from this producer. 91 Points (ottawawinejournal.com)
Heather Wall Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This Vintages Essentials is a consistent winner and solidifies New Zealand's reign over Sauvignon Blanc. Signature pale straw colour and light style. Tomato vine with some grass,basil, citrus, passion fruit, peach, melon and long green apple finish. Delicious with our deviled ham and the battered shrimp.
Mark Cochrane Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

This pale yellow Sauvignon Blanc from Kim Crawford with it's signature citrus and herbal aromas is why they are considered to be one of the top Sauv Blanc producers every year. A good balance of melon and citrus flavours with crisp acidity and a medium to long citrus and herbal finish makes this a great summer patio wine.
This wine pairs well with shrimp tempura, soft cheeses or summer salads
Jane Staples Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Here's New Zealand's Sauv Blanc darling, from 2013,already hailed as "The Vintage of a Lifetime". Bright, perfumey on the nose with passion fruit and peach notes, then an exuberant burst in the mouth of more fruit, with a nice weight to it. Less grassy than some SB's, done intentuionally to bring out the fruit flavours.
Dan Carkner reviewed this wine as follows:

Perhaps the flagship of the brand this Sauvignon is blended in a champagne style with 150 lots vinified separately. The result is a balance of fresh herbaceousness, white flower floral notes, and a mix of tropical and tree fruit. Flavours of green apple (almost candied) and juicy pineapple lead to a medium finish brimming with vibrant acidity and wet stone minerality.
Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

A Vintages Essential - this lovely wine is chalk full of flavour- lemon, lime, passion fruit, melon, underlying minerality. Winemaker Anthony talks about the style - It's a consistent product year over year representing the brand very well.
Malcolm Lamont WSET Adv rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Wow! A great expression of an already great wine, coming from this 2013 'Vintage of a lifetime' in New Zealand.

Lots of tropical fruit, citrus, slight herbaceousness and a lovely stony minerality note. Very well balanced, and smooth citrus on the palate.

Tasted October 2, 2013




Natalie's Review

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Marlborough, New Zealand: Natalie's tasting note, score, food pairings and recipes for this wine Drink: 2013-2015. 35386 13.50% XD 750 mL  $18.95 Score: Natalie's tasting note, score, food pairings and recipes for this wine. March 15, 2014 Splendid Salad Wine  Full Review