2016 Squawking Magpie The Gravels Merlot Malbec

92 Points Richard Caro
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A rich and complex Bordeaux-style red from Hawkes Bay. Such great results come from Squawking Magpie's increasingly old vines on the Gimblett Gravels, which produce a Merlot Malbec of serious depth and succulence, structure and length. Expertly made with the best of old school values and modern polish, the Gravels Merlot Malbec is solid value.
$26.99 in mixed 6+ or $29.99 per bottle


Merlot and Malbec

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

Winemaker notes

"This wine is deep in colour with a layered, fragrant nose of ripe plum and cassis with lifted vanilla, cedar and tobacco notes. The palate has a rich velvet texture with excellent structure, ripe black fruits and cassis flavours with a long full finish. Great cellaring wine for up to 5 years."

Variety Merlot
Region Hawkes Bay
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.50%
Maturity 2019 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB



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