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Squawking Magpie have just released a six vintage vertical tasting flight of their premium, single vineyard, merlot-dominant red, The Nest. This iconic wine has consistently received high praise from top international wine reviewers and is always an excellent example of premium Hawke's bay red wine. Containing one bottle from each vintage from 2014 - 2019, this is a limited release flight and an exciting opportunity for fans of Gimblett Gravels reds.
Each flight comes beautifully presented in lay flat cellar packs and makes for a stunning gift.
The Nest 2014: 86% Merlot, 10% Malbec 4% Cabernet. Medium deep crimson. Fresh blackcurrant, plum aromas. With dark chocolate, herb garden notes. Slinky textured wine with blackcurrant pastille, praline notes, fine gravelly tannins and mocha, espresso oak. Finishes chocolaty firm with chocolaty tannin plume.
The Nest 2015: 78% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 11% Malbec. Medium deep colour . Red currant pastille, touch carob, herb notes. Developed red currant, carob, chocolaty flavoured wine with fine looseknit persistent tannins and balanced savoury oak. Finishes sinewy and metallic.
The Nest 2016: 89% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc. Medium deep crimson. Chocolate, dark cherry, dark plum red liquorice aromas with some aromatic lift. Fresh dark cherry, chocolaty, almost strawberry flavours , fine spicy oak nuances and vigorously long fine almost gritty tannins. Still elemental but the wine has complexity and depth.
The Nest 2017: 80% Merlot, 10% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Franc. Medium crimson. Dark plum, espresso herb peppery aromas. Supply and looseknit in structure with fleshy dark plum, mulberry fruits, fine lacy textures and vanilla/mocha oak notes. Finished graphite firm with attractive fruit persistency and mineral length. An elegantly styled wine with attractive fruit definition and vinosity.
The Nest 2018: 53% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc. Medium deep crimson. Lovely ripe blackcurrant, mulberry aromas with truffle, mocha notes. Generous and supple with deep set cassis, mulberry fruits, praline, mocha notes, and fine looseknit slinky/ graphite tannins. Very attractive elegant wine with inky generosity and fine chocolaty tannin plume.
The Nest 2019: 58% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc. Deep crimson. Beautiful blackcurrant mulberry chinotto espresso aromas with praline, vanilla notes. Generous, buoyant and supple with superb cassis, mulberry, boysenberry fruits, plentiful chalky tannins, attractive volume and underlying mocha, vanilla oak notes. Chocolaty/ cedar firm at the finish with seductive dark fruits and linear fresh acidity. Superb density, balance and mineral length. A standout
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