2013 Squawking Magpie Gimblett Gravels The Nest Merlot

2013 Squawking Magpie Gimblett Gravels The Nest Merlot

Royal Easter Show Wine Awards - Gold
93 Points Andrew Caillard
2013 Squawking Magpie Gimblett Gravels The Nest Merlot
93 Points Andrew Caillard

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2016 International Wine Competition – Trophy and Gold Champion HB Merlot, 2014 New Zealand International Wine Show – Trophy Champion Merlot and Blends, 2016 International Wine Challenge - Gold, 2014 New Zealand International Wine Show – Gold, 2015 Bragato Wine Awards – Pure Gold. What a track record!!. A rich Merlot from a renowned Hawke's Bay producer, the Nest Merlot is a serious mid-level offering. Great plantings in Gimblett Gravels produce a wine full of succulent black and red fruits, spice, firm ripe tannins and toasty character reflective of 18 months in French Oak. Owner Gavin Yortt strives for quality in the vineyard and bottle over marketing fanfare, so the value is palpable.

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$44.99 in mixed 6+ or $49.99 per bottle




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

93+/100 Andrew Caillard MW

"Medium deep colour. Intense, graphite, meaty aromas. Sweet redcurrant, mulberry fruit flavours, graphite, al dente textires, underlying savoury oak. Finshes al dente firm and long. Very expressive wine. 2016-2030."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety


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  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

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  • Maturity

    2015 - 2035

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB




Royal Easter Show Wine Awards - Gold
Royal Easter Show Wine Awards - Gold

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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