2020 Squawking Magpie First Flight Cabernet Merlot

93 Points Bob Campbell MW
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Fantastic value (and a huge 93/100 from Bob Campbell who comments on its 'outstanding value') from the Gimblett Gravels under a new label from old hands in Hawkes Bay. Squawking Magpie have always offered juice that is much better than what you pay, but this new "First Flight" bottling is something else. It is an amazingly dense and complex Hawkes Bay wine, and offers serious satisfaction for the price. Snap this up!
Elsewhere up to $24.99 Save $8.00 $16.99 in mixed 6+ or $18.99 per bottle


Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot

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 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
Region Hawkes Bay
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.50%
Maturity 2022 - 2032

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with LAMB



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