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2013 Squawking Magpie SQM Gimblett Gravels Syrah

2013 Squawking Magpie SQM Gimblett Gravels Syrah

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96 Points Bob Campbell MW
2013 Squawking Magpie SQM Gimblett Gravels Syrah
96 Points Bob Campbell MW

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A staggering discount on this premium back-release from the legendary vintage of Hawkes Bay 2013! Only the finest barrels of Gimblett Gravel goodness were selected for this, Squawking Magpie's premium SQM label. A wine of true richness, depth and aromatic finesse, this perfectly aged Syrah is the real deal. At this price, it will disappear quick. Don't miss out!

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Overview

Grape

Syrah

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 Bob Campbell MW

"Dense, powerful Syrah with red-fleshed plum, raspberry, new leather, liquorice, black pepper and spicy oak flavours. An heroic red, with a firm structure of ripe tannins that are smothered by fruit and alcohol sweetness to make the wine accessible but give it good cellaring potential." Drink 2015 - 2024

19/20 Raymond Chan

"Very full, deep, impenetrable black-hued purple-red, youthful in appearance. This has a firm, tightly packed, dense nose of ripe blackberry and black plum fruit entwined with layers of cracked black pepper, lifted by violet and black floral elements. Some iron-earth nuances add complexing detail and interest, and the aromatics are expressed with clarity. Fullish-bodied, the palate features a deep, rich core of blackberry fruit melded with black pepper. Layers of spice and florality enrich and lift the fruit which is encased by very fine-grained tannins. The palate has density, depth and grip, as well as linearity, and the powdery tannin textures carry the wine to an elegantly proportioned, spicy finish. This is a rich, concentrated black-fruited Syrah with black pepper and floral lift, encased by flowery tannins and linear structure. Serve with game meat dishes and Middle Eastern inspired fare over the next 10+ years. A barrel selection, being a blend of 97.5% Syrah and 2.5% Merlot, indigenous yeast fermented to 13.9% alc., the wine aged 22 months in 20% new French oak. 3,038 bottles made."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.00%

  • Maturity

    2015 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with VENISON

Taste

5

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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