Daily Archives: April 28, 2009

Tuesday Quick Sip – 2008 Kim Crawford Unoaked Chardonnay

Wine Information –

Appellation: Gisborne and Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Fermentation: partial Malolactic Fermentation

Cooperage: None

Price: $17

2007_nz_uocMy Tasting Notes –

Nose: lemon rind, tropical fruit, pear juice and melon

Taste: key lime pie, apple, slate

Mouthfeel: slight effervescence, medium body, crisp acidity

Finish: long and clean

The 2008 Kim Crawford Unoaked Chardonnay was good but not great. There isn’t anything bad I can say about it but the fruit was all rather muted both on the aromatics as well as the palate. Honestly it drank more like a big Pinot Grigio than an unoaked Chardonnay. I am a big fan of Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir but this one just missed the mark for me. Especially for the price, there are tons of great unoaked options out there from the United States as well as Australia or even Chablis.


*I threw away the bottle before I took a picture so this is of the ’07 Unoaked Chardonnay

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