2016 Squawking Magpie The Gravels Chardonnay

2016 Squawking Magpie The Gravels Chardonnay

93 Points Cameron Douglas
2016 Squawking Magpie The Gravels Chardonnay
93 Points Cameron Douglas

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A serious Chardonnay from the Hawkes Bay stalwarts Squawking Magpie. Named for the Gimblett Gravels vineyard that is Squawking Magpie's spiritual home, this label was not however sourced there but from superb alluvial soils west of Hastings. Here the wine acquires a little minerality but a lot of nice ripeness, resulting in a poised Chardonnay that is rounded by delicate oak and butterscotch tones. A satisfying and complete Hawkes Bay Chardy for the price.

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$26.99 in mixed 6+ or $29.99 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 Cameron Douglas MS

"Ripe, fruity and woody with a fresh and baked stone fruit bouquet, vanilla and baking spices, plenty of new wood scents and a toasty brazil nut complexity. On the palate – fruity and woody with cashew and brazil nut flavours, sweet yellow peach, red apple and a core of complex concentration; plenty of nervous youthful attributes with fresh acidity and fine wood tannins. Drink now and through 2026."

93/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"Elegant and refined, the delicately fragrant bouquet shows white stone fruit, lemon peel, rockmelon and nougat characters with nuances of vanilla and cedar. The palate is concentrated and finely textured, and displays lovely fruit purity combined with subtle spicy oak undertones. The wine is focused and tightly structured, promises to evolve gracefully. At its best: 2018 to 2021. $34.00. www.squawkingmagpie.co.nz. Aug 2017." Drink 2018 - 2021

Stats & Food Matching

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    Hawkes Bay

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  • Maturity

    2017 - 2022

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK



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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