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Kim Crawford Merlot 2016 Wine Review

Kim Crawford Merlot 2016

Kim Crawford Merlot 2016

Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2018-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Kim Crawford

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 92/100

So savoury and juicy! This New Zealand red wine made from cool-climate Merlot grapes offers so much pleasure in the glass. A robust, smooth New Zealand red wine, with fleshy black plums and some dark spice on the finish. Kim Crawford has that rare combination of being both popular with a wide swath of wine drinkers, and respected by even the pickiest connoisseurs. Finishes with black plum and a lick of spiced oak. Try it with grilled lamb or pork chops. The Merlot grapes for this fine New Zealand red wine come from the sunny Hawke's Bay, which produces ripe, flavourful fruit (and wine). Merlot is traditionally a red wine grape in Bordeaux that's usually blended with Cabernet Sauvignon.

Merlot food pairings: grilled pork chops, hamburger, turkey, grilled seafood, beef.

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This Kim Crawford Merlot 2016 was reviewed on March 17, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Lovely tart red berry nose and a palate bursting with flavours of strawberries, cassis, vanilla and a pinch of allspice. Polished tannins and rich lingering finish. Enjoy this beauty with pork satay.
Tasted March 2018
Kim Crawford 2016 Merlot from Hawkes Bay, North Island is a full-bodied, plummy Merlot with a spicy, toasty oak finish. Hawkes Bay is the second-largest wine-producing area in New Zealand. This area has more sunny days than the rest of the North island and soils are mixed with gravel, limestone, sandy-loam and clay. Pair with grilled pork chops and a red wine mushroom sauce. - Community Wine Reviews

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