Wine Review: Kim Crawford Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Kim Crawford Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc


Pale green. Sprite-like since there was a touch of bubble to this. Let’s just say “lime water.” Who knows? We see what we see. It’s been a long few days.


Air, light, herbs. Pure New Zealand. As some of you may know, we’ve extolled the many virtues of a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. With their herbaceous noses and tropical grassy flavors, they are New Zealand’s flagship wines, and with good reason. The Kim Crawford smells of pulled weeds and broken dandelions. Very green and very bitter. Good sign.


Think of a castle made of fresh-cut piles of grass, mangoes, pineapples and some very fresh orange peel. Then surround all of that with a strong, stalwart acid that matches perfectly. Chill it down a bit and add a little stink of earth. There you have it. Perfectly balanced and very, very well-crafted for the price.

Food Pairing

Good shellfish or regular fish in a lemon butter sauce. Would also work well with some fresh tropical fruit and mild white cheeses.

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