I know I’ve raved about Kim Crawford sauvignon blanc before, such as here and here. Those reviews have been about their entry-level sauvignon blanc, which I would say is one of the best bargains out there. It’s reliably delicious and affordable. I have some friends who refer to it as their “glass of Kim” every time they go out. It is one of those wines that fans trust and go back to time and time again. It’s a great wine.
But apparently the folks at Kim Crawford knew they could one-up themselves and they came out with this wine. It’s still under the Kim Crawford brand, but is part of their “Small Parcels” line and given the “Spitfire” name. This is what you get when they pick the best of their sauvignon blanc. And it is a notch better!
This is an intense sauvignon blanc, featuring powerful aromas. It’s much more grassy than the standard Kim Crawford sauvignon blanc but it still has lots of tropical fruit too. Cut grass, nettles, lemon, melon, passion fruit and grapefruit are a few of the aromas that reveal themselves in this wine. Vibrant acidity and concentrated tropical fruit flavors make it delicious too. It offers grapefruit, peach, melon and lemon flavors. The finish is spectacular and long.
This is a little above our typical target price of $20 or under, but it is also an amazing wine.
Wine: Kim Crawford Spitfire Sauvignon Blanc
Variety: Sauvignon blanc
Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.
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