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 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
17.5/20 Raymond Chan (2014 vintage)
"The nose is fresh and tightly bound, with elegantly concentrated, bright citrus fruit and stonefruit aromas. The fruit is fresh and youthful, with fine, firm nutty oak notes and a little creaminess of barrel ferment emerging in the glass. Medium-bodied, the palate is youthful and taut with a finely concentrated core of fresh citrus fruit and white and yellow stonefruits. Flavours of spicy, nutty oak emerge along with subtle creamy barrel-ferment elements. The mouthfeel is crisp and tight with brisk acidity and light phenolic textures providing grip and linearity. The wine carries the concentrated core to a firm, lingering, citrussy finish with some grip. Give this 6-12 months bottle age to show more richness. Serve with grilled and roasted seafood dishes over the next 4-5 years. Fruit from the alluviale soils west of Hastings, fully barrel-fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 15 months in 10% new French oak, undergoing batonnage and 30% MLF. 17.5/20 Aug 2017 RRP $33.95." Drink 2017 - 2022
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