飲年度百大(Top 100, Wine Spectator)好酒 — Part 3

我有時候會寫下一款酒給我的感受,以往都放在最後頭,但這瓶酒實在令人印象深刻,我決定拿到前頭來。

Sometimes, I wrote down my perception of a wine at the end of a wine tasting notes. However, this wine is too impressive, so I move it to the beginning.

初夏的午後,
走在山間小村的路上;
一陣清風,
帶來不遠處番石榴成熟的香;
順著而去,
眼前是一道棚架,
藤蔓在上頭攀爬;
陽光穿過,
在身上灑下了溫暖,
也帶來百香果的熱情;
繼續望前,
我依稀聽到泉水的低語,
在夏日的暑裡帶來一份清涼。
I walk along a path of a hill burg
in an afternoon of early summer.
The soft wind
cues me the ripe guava ahead.
Follow the hint,
a rattan shed is present.
The splendid sunshine sheds through
with the passion of passion fruits.
The spring vaguely whispers
as the bestowed refreshing cools.


2008年 Wine Spectator 排名40的 KIM CRAWFORD Sauvignon Blanc 2008。

#40 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008, KIM CRAWFORD Sauvignon Blanc 2008.

飲酒過量有礙身體健康,未成年請勿飲酒!

Drinking too much is not good to your healthy, and you can not drink unless you are adult.

Kim Crawford 是紐西蘭的酒莊,成立於 1996 年,而當時只是一家 virtual winery,因為他們沒有自己的葡萄園,葡萄都是跟當地果農收購而來,同時借用其他酒莊的釀酒設施來釀酒,直到2000年,他們才正式擁有自己的酒莊與葡萄園 (詳細介紹)。雖然這家酒莊很年輕,不過他們的Sauvignon Blanc可是在2003, 2004, 2008這三年都被選入 Wine Sepectator Top100 裡頭,實在是太厲害了!

很漂亮的淡金黃色裡頭散發出香濃的番石榴味道,同時有些微的百香果味,和過去接觸過的Sauvignon Blanc以柑橘、柳橙、瓜類為主的味道大不相同。當品嚐時有些氣泡感,明顯的百香果夾帶一些柑橘香,同時很棒的後味裡有著優雅的礦石味道。

光以這特殊的氣味與口感就值得推薦買一瓶來喝喝看。此外,更令人驚異的是$16美元的定價也真的非常便宜,我在Costco是以不到$15(含稅)的價格買到,真的是太划算了。

Kim Crawford is a New Zealand winery founded in 1996. At that time, it was a “virtual winery”, because they did not have their own vineyards, and bought grapes from farmers and used facilities of other wineries to make wine. Till 2000, they opened their own winery and bought vineyards to keep the grape supplies (introduction). Although it is a young winery, its Sauvignon Blanc is listed in Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2003, 2004 and 2008. Really amazing!!

The beautiful gold liquid sheds concentrated aromas of guavas with hints of passion fruits. It is very different to other usual Sauvignon Blanc wines which have tangerine, citrus, orange and melon as major aromas. The palate contains obviously passion fruits and notes of citrus with a little bit sparkling texture. The lingering finish has an elegant mineral taste.

This Sauvignon Blanc is really worth, just according to the aromas and palates. Moreover, surprisingly, the regular price is just $16, and I bought it from Costco with less than $15 (tax included). It is really a great wine and great deal!

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