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2013 Squawking Magpie SQM Big Red

Hawke's Bay

Bold and powerful on the palate with layers of black fruits, ground nutmeg, and cedar. Classical, fine and slightly austere, youthful Cabernet tannins give definition, depth, and distinction to this great Cabernet blend. A surge of flavors on the finish ensure the memory of the wine remains lingering on the palate.

Winemaker's notes

Our Gimblett Gravels fruit was handpicked and gently handled to ensure skins were not torn or seeds crushed as we destemmed and moved the grapes to our small fermenting vats. We allowed the natural yeast on the grape skins to carry out the ferment and hand plunged as required to ensure the ripe fruit flavors and texture were balanced by fine structural tannins. In its youth now thru 2035.

Details

Vintage2013 RegionHawke's Bay VarietyCabernet Blends ClosureScrew cap ColorRed Volume750ml Case size12
Alcohol Level 13.4% Acidity 5.3 Serving Temp 65°F

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