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Kim Crawford Unoaked Chardonnay 2015 Wine Review

Kim Crawford Unoaked Chardonnay 2015

Kim Crawford Unoaked Chardonnay 2015

Marlborough, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 8

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Price: $18.95

Drink: 2015-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Kim Crawford

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Pure, fresh fruit in this New Zealand Chardonnay without a trace of oak. Perfect for seafood and shellfish.

Chardonnay food pairings: seafood stir-fry, roast pork, beef bourguignon, roast chicken, veal.

Scrumptious Seafood Wine

This Kim Crawford Unoaked Chardonnay 2015 was reviewed on October 10, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Lori Kilmartin WSET3 - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Crisp and flavourful. Very fruit forward citrus aromas on the nose; lemon, grapefruit and lime. The acidity is tamped down a bit by the secondary malolactic fermentation. Melon, peach and peach flavours with a long smooth finish. I'm a fan of Kim Crawford wines and this one doesn't disappoint!
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Tropical and unoaked, this Chardonnay packs a lot of flavour into every sip. Designed to please those who appreciate the Chardonnay varietal without masking its essence with wood. A crowd pleaser featuring tropical fruit, ripe pineapple and candied lemon and crisp green apple. @jonsteeves rated 89/100 - tasted Oct 2016 - www.bespoketastings.ca
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

If you've ever wondered what an unoaked Chardonnay tastes like, this is a good one to try, from the inimitable Kim Crawford. Citrus lime, pineapple and tropical guava show on nose and palate, along with a hint of butterscotch. The mouthfeel is squeaky extra-dry, with good weight and creaminess, even without the use of oak. Lingering rich finish.
Tasted Sept 2016
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Aromas of pineapple and melon with some butterscotch and lime on the palate. An easy drinking wine although I found the flavors were a bit on the light side.
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

A pleasant moderate nose with a balanced (surprisingly) off-dry palate. Dominant notes include orange peel, mango, honeydew melon, and citrus blossom. This wine is medium-light bodied with moderate acidity and a long candied orange finish. Enjoy with General Tso Chicken. Tasted Oct 2016. @sommsosa | bespoketastings.ca
Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

An easy Chardonnay with a variety of flavours…
Presentation: Clean, classy, and distinctive. The brand is consistent and easily recognizable.
Appearance: Clear, pale intensity, lemon colour
Nose: Clean, medium-plus nose intensity, with notes of lemons, minerals, honeydew melon, and tropical fruit (pineapple, banana)
Taste: Off-dry, medium-plus body, high acidity, low tannins, dominant tropical flavours (pineapple, dried banana) and minerals, with a touch of yeast, lychee, and coconut
Finish: Long finish
Overall impression: A very good option, especially for those who prefer an unoaked expression of Chardonnay.
Value: 3.5/5

1 Member would buy this wine again


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