4.5 STARS 91/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
First Flight is Squawking Magpie's entry level range and they've done a superb job at delivering quality wine well under the $20 barrier. From the iconic Gimblett Gravels sub-region, this cabernet dominant blend is soft and savoury with subtle oak influence. Delicious.
Sam Kim writes "Delightfully fruited and inviting, the bouquet shows Black Doris plum, sweet cherry, thyme and roasted nut characters, followed by a succulent palate that’s plump and supple. Well proportioned with lovely fruit intensity backed by spicy complexity and fine tannins, offering excellent drinking."