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Squawking Magpie First Flight Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2020
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Squawking Magpie First Flight Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2020

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Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

NAMED "MOST HEROIC TOP VALUE WINE" - Bob Campbell MW
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GOLD MEDAL | NWWA 2022
93/100 | Bob Campbell MW
"Outstanding value!"

WINE OF THE WEEK | Bob Campbell MW (Feb 2022) 
93/100 | Cameron Douglas MS

Bob Campbell MW writes "A truly heroic red. A commendable 93-point score and has a price-tag that’s equivalent to four flat white coffees at my local café."  

What an absolute bargain! First Flight is Squawking Magpie's entry level range and they've done a superb job at delivering quality wine under the $20 barrier. From the iconic Gimblett Gravels sub-region, this cabernet dominant blend is soft and savoury with subtle oak influence. It's already a lovely glass of Hawke's Bay red but has the potential to age gracefully over the coming 5-6 years.

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Tasting Notes

Bob Campbell MW writes "This is the first release of an entry-level blend of Bordeaux varieties that maintains the usual high Squawking Magpie standards. Unlike many entry-level wines, this has good cellaring potential. It's a 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!

Cameron Douglas MS writes "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."

Food Pairing
Beef
Beef
Italian
Italian
Cheese
Cheese
Stock Level: High
Vintage: 2020
Volume: 750ml
Alcohol: 13.7
Seal Type: Screwcap
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5 / 5

Beautiful

The best Cabernet blend I have had this year