2019 Squawking Magpie Gimblett Gravels Chatterer Merlot Cabernets

94 Points Cameron Douglas MS
In stock
A superb Hawkes Bay Merlot blend from boutique producer. Merlot loves Hawkes Bay, and on the Gimblett Gravels it produces a rich and succulent wine with fine, ripe tannins and real depth. A classic style and so satisfying in the glass, this is great value at such a low price.
Elsewhere up to $24.99 Save $5.00 $19.99 in mixed 6+ or $22.99 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

94/100 and rated Excellent by Cameron Douglas MS

"Intense aromas of dark berries, chocolate, barrel spices, dark plum, blackberry, cassis, clove and violets. Youthful, fresh, ripe, spicy and complex. On the palate - youthful, tense and ripe and with intensity - ripe red berry fruits, plum and baked goods, chocolate and sweet tobacco, violets and toasty barrel baking spices. Firm, ripe tannins and plenty of acidity provide a strong foundation for the core of fruit. A lovely example ready to drink if decanted with best drinking from 2023 through 2033+." Drink 2023 - 2033

4.5 Stars Sam Kim (2016 vintage)

The wine offers splendid fruit purity and complexity on the nose showing Black Doris plum, blackcurrant, vanilla, cedar and mixed spice notes. It is succulent and wonderfully rounded on the palate, delivering bright fruit intensity and silky mouthfeel, backed by fine grade tannins. Beautifully balanced and soothing, this is elegant yet intense with layers of delectable flavours.

Variety Cabernet Merlot Blend
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.00%
Maturity 2021 - 2033

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with LAMB



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