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Kim Crawford Red Bordeaux Blend Hawkes Bay Cabernet Franc/Merlot 2005

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Kim Crawford Wines was established in late 1996, when Kim launched a range made from fruit grown in the South Island. Kim sold the company to Constellation in 2005 and has since handed the winemaking reins over to the Constellation winemaking team. Control over grape supply has always been essential for the Kim Crawford range and Constellation has maintained good contacts with growers in the region, ensuring consistency of quality and style. Deep rich crimson in colour with youthful purple hues. On the nose it has classic cigar box aromas, with notes of cedar, dried herbs and red fruits. The palate is rich, almost Christmassy, with spicy ripe berry fruit characters, some dried herbs and good structure which balances rather than overwhelms the fruit character. Long, spicy finish.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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Kim Crawford Wines:
One of the reasons why New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs have taken the world by storm. Delightful to the point of exuberance, this is a great wine for drinking alone of with lighter fare.
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Layered Rice Pudding

RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

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Snooth User: fujisartono
8193039
3.50 5
09/04/2008

Fruity, acidy, and a hint of spice. Light on tannins. A little dry aftertaste at the tip of the tounge.


Snooth User: Magess
24000237
3.00 5
04/30/2010

Three glasses



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Kim Crawford Wines was established in late 1996, when Kim launched a range made from fruit grown in the South Island. Kim sold the company to Constellation in 2005 and has since handed the winemaking reins over to the Constellation winemaking team. Control over grape supply has always been essential for the Kim Crawford range and Constellation has maintained good contacts with growers in the region, ensuring consistency of quality and style. Deep rich crimson in colour with youthful purple hues. On the nose it has classic cigar box aromas, with notes of cedar, dried herbs and red fruits. The palate is rich, almost Christmassy, with spicy ripe berry fruit characters, some dried herbs and good structure which balances rather than overwhelms the fruit character. Long, spicy finish.

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