2013 Squawking Magpie SQM Gimblett Gravels Merlot Malbec

96 Points Bob Campbell MW
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A huge discount on this stonker Merlot Malbec from 2013 in the Gimblett Gravels. Merlot shows better than any other grape on the gravels, and 2013 produced its finest-ever examples. Packed with lush richness and ripe tannic structure — which is now so beautifully aged, softened and slightly savoury — the SQM Merlot Malbec 2013 is an absolute winner for this price. A winery clearance on a premium, 2013 Hawkes Bay red... Stocks will not last!
Elsewhere up to $74.99 Save $35.00 $39.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 per bottle


Merlot and Malbec

Its Origins

Squawking Magpie Owner and Director Gavin Yortt planted the main Woodland’s vineyard in 1995, with further holdings in 2002 extending the focus on Hawkes Bay classic grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. They are members of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand and maintain a strong focus on cellaring wines and a quality-driven (rather than brand-driven) market strategy, which begins with rigorous vineyard management. Though not shouting from every shelf, on quality-for-value Squawking Magpie wines are often among the best Hawkes Bay has to offer.

What The Critics Say

96/100 and #4 in his Top 2013 Merlot Blends, Bob Campbell MW

"Dense, rich red with dark berry, plum, chocolate, baked earth and spicy oak flavours. A big, warming red with an almost chewy, grainy texture. Can be appreciated now but promises to become even more interesting with bottle age. 12 AUG 2015." Drink 2015 - 2023

Variety Merlot
Region Hawkes Bay
Closure Cap
Volume 750 ml
Alcohol 14.20%
Maturity 2015 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF




Air New Zealand Wine Awards - Gold
Air New Zealand Wine Awards - Gold

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Air New Zealand Wine Awards - Gold
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