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Kim Crawford Spitfire Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Wine Review

Kim Crawford Spitfire Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Kim Crawford Spitfire Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 13

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2016-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Kim Crawford

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 93/100

So creamy, rich and seductively complex. This is a more richly woven Sauvignon Blanc than the winery's entry-level version. There's a longer pungency and persistence of flavours. Very mouth-filling and luscious with surprising lift and vibrancy. Winemaker Anthony is after more ripe tropical fruit in this expression, such as passion fruit, melon, and guava. So vibrant and expressive with clean slate and white citrus on the finish. Pair with mussels, oysters and scallops.

Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Margherita pizza, salad, pork, strong cheese.

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This Kim Crawford Spitfire Sauvignon Blanc 2016 was reviewed on February 9, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Cherie Cole rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Bursting with lemon zest and tropical fruit on the nose. Crisp yet creamy on the palate with pink grapefruit and mango flavours. Long, citrus and mango finish. Tasted January 15, 2017.
Colin McKone - Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Pale straw in colour with strong aromas of passion fruit, pineapple, lemon, melon, white grapefruit and asparagus. Flavours of passion fruit, asparagus and lemon. It is light bodied with higher but well balanced acidity and alcohol leading into a medium length finish. This will pair well with seafood, buttered asparagus soft cheeses and salads. A real treat for any lover of Sauvignon Blanc.
Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A great example of Sauvignon Blanc…
Presentation: A clean, distinctive and recognizable label
Appearance: Pale lemon
Nose: A pronounced, classic nose of elderflower, asparagus, celery stalk, white grapefruit rind
Taste: Dry, low tannins, high acidity, medium-to-full body, again with classic notes of elderflower and grass, white grapefruit rind, and celery
Finish: Long elderflower finish
Overall impression: A classic Sauvignon Blanc without the sharp ending. Well worth a try. It would pair well with fish, seafood and spicy dishes…
Value: 4/5
Lori Kilmartin - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Wow - no mistaking the grape in this New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. There are a lot of aromas wafting from the glass. Strong grassy notes with canned asparagus, lemon pith and melon. Bracing acidity and a long citrus finish. Tasted January 15, 2017.
Gwen Barton rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Aptly named "spitfire", this expressive Sauvignon Blanc has an abundance of aromas and flavours. Grapefruit, melon and tropical fruit with herbaceous and mineral notes. Aromatic, flavourful and a wonderful wine experience. Pair with white fish with creamy, dill sauce.
Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This is serious stuff, featuring jalapeno, gooseberry, lemon, fresh cut grass and a hint of lime zest. Dive into it with some oysters. 90 Points. (www.ottawawinejournal.com)
Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

It's a full-on assault on the nose by this spitfire - grass, grass and more grass, herbs (tarragon, parsley), asparagus, green beans, and a smoke-screen of tropical fruit. Not for the timid, this bird, although the palate softens and allows one to recover before diving back in. Quite a remarkable NZ sauvignon blanc. Try with flavourful fish dishes featuring herbs and citrus.
Sharon Aubie rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Wow! Not your mother's sauvignon blanc! Strong, in-your-face aromas of pineapple, white grapefruit and freshly cut grass. Bursting aromas of grassy, elderflower, tropical fruits. Careful in pairing this one with food as it's so flavourful you don't want your tongue competing with each of the flavours. Perhaps ham and pineapple kebobs or seafood and buttery dishes.

(Tasted January 15, 2017)

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