Home Wine Regions New Zealand Wine Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc

Happy New Year to everyone.  And let’s start the new year with a killer, 90+ wine review.

When it comes to sauvignon blanc, I’m partial to two regions, 1) Casablanca Valley, Chile and 2) Marlborough, New Zealand.  Both regions consistently produce sauvignon blanc that’s bursting with tropical fruit flavors and grassy aromatics.  This one from Kim Crawford comes from Marlborough and is an excellent example of how good (yet incredibly affordable) the sauvignon blanc from this region can be.

The average price for this wine clocks in at about $15, but depending on where you live and where you shop you may find it for a couple bucks less.

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc

The nose on this wine strikes me as exactly what I expect from a Marlborough sauvignon blanc.  It offers cut grass, lemon, grapefruit and other tropical fruit aromas, along with a touch of mineral.  The palate is superb!  It’s loaded with powerful, but well balanced tropical fruit flavors, like pineapple, mango, grapefruit and lemon.  The acidity is spot on.  The finish is relatively long, with citrus flavors and a touch of salinity.  There’s nothing not to love about this wine!

Wine: Kim Crawford 
Variety: Sauvignon blanc
Vintage: 2012
Alcohol: 12.5%
Rating: 91
Price: $15.00

Find Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc with Snooth

Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.

2 replies to this post
  1. Hi Tim,

    as you mention Chilean Sauvignons, there are a couple of excellent ones which I have tried, especially from the following valleys: Leyda, Casablanca, Limarí.

    Maybe you get the chance to check out these, I strongly recommend them:

    1) Trio Sauvignon Blanc
    2) Amaral
    3) Las Mulas (Miguel Torres)
    4) Conosur Reserva Especial
    5) Maycas de Limarí
    6) Matetic Coralillo

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