2015 Squawking Magpie SQM Gimblett Gravels Syrah
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
94/100 Bob Campbell MW
"From the Gimblett Gravels subregion. Dense, flavoursome syrah with a mix of fruit, plum, dark berry and savoury, pepper and dried herb flavours. There is also a suggestion of leather and vanilla. A youthful wine that can be appreciated now but shows plenty of promise. 7/7/2021." Drink 2021 to 2030
19/20 or 95/100 Raymond Chan Reviews, Candice Chow
"Deep, ruby-red with depth, lighter red on the rim. The nose is softly full and beautifully structured, aromas of blackberries, baked plums interweave dried herbs and a hint of violet, underlying cedar and smoky tobacco. Full-bodied, aromas of blackberries and baked plums have a savoury edge, entwined with smoke, cedar and barrel spices; subtle dried herbs and stony mineral linger to a sustained, bright finish. The palate possesses a stony mineral line enriched by velvety, fine-grained tannin. This fruit is integrated with barrel age and development, support by lively acidity. This is a complex Syrah with graceful development and a mineral edge. Match with lamb koftas and beef stew over the next 8+ years. 100% Syrah sourced from Gimblett Gravels, handpicked, fermented in small open-top vats to 13.8% alc, basket pressed and aged in French oak barrels for 18 months approx, 33% new oak. 19/20 pts (95 pts) July 2021 RRP $79." Drink 2021 - 2029+
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