2020 Squawking Magpie First Flight Cabernet Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
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 Bob Campbell MW
"Dense Gimblett Gravels red with cassis, dark berry, dark chocolate, liquorice and blueberry. A youthful, vigorous, high-energy wine that offers a mouthful of flavour and a firm structure. Outstanding value! 27 JAN 2022." Drink 2022 - 2032
93/100 and rated Excellent by Cameron Douglas MS
"Ripe, fruity and varietal core with aromas of black currant and dark plum, spicy tobacco and smoky oak, baking spices and toasty barrel scents. Bold and expressive on the palate, equally ripe, very youthful with tannins and acidity chomping through my saliva then easing off the reveal core fruit flavours that reflect the bouquet. A lovely wine ready for cheese and red meats, pastas and vegan food. Best drinking from mid to late 2022 through 2027+." Drink 2022 - 2027
|Variety||Cabernet Merlot Blend|
|Maturity||2022 - 2032|
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