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.
|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.
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！
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!