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Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2018 Kim Crawford Hawke’s Bay Rose

By Norm Bentley - | Jan 22, 2021

Norm Bentley, The North Georgia Wine Advisor. PHOTO PROVIDED

The North Georgia Wine Advisor



2018 Kim Crawford Hawke’s Bay Rose


In the near future you may need a bottle of pink wine to help celebrate Valentine’s Day, and I think the Kim Crawford Rose from New Zealand might just be the right choice. This is an easy to drink wine with a bright color, a bright nose, and a bright and clean taste.

A lively pink in color, this 2018 Kim Crawford Rose also broadcasts a fragrant nose, with the scent of strawberries, and a little cherry for finesse. The flavor is mostly strawberry, with a touch of watermelon, and a bit of tropical fruit. The finish is lush and fruity, with just a hint of sweetness. The alcohol content is 13%, and Norm’s score is 89.

The Kim Crawford Rose was a good match for our sautéed shrimp and Fettuccine Alfredo, and would pair well with a seafood salad for Valentine’s Day.

Score: 89

Price: $14 – $18