This wine made Andrew Caillard's 2019 Gimblett Gravels Annual Selection
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Squawking Magpie Stoned Crow Syrah is a true class act. Every vintage this single vineyard syrah is exceptional and the 2019 is no different. A cellar star that will age gracefully over the next 10 years.
The winery writes "An iconic single vineyard syrah. Handpicked grapes carefully selected, aged in new and older French oak barrels for 20 months delivering a wine that is dark and very concentrated. With peppery and toasted oak characters the wine is seamless with a smooth and very long finish."
Andrew Caillard writes "Medium deep crimson. Fragrant redcurrunt, cranberry, pepper, sage, dried herb aromas with underlying mocha notes. Supple sweet cranberry, recurrant, raspberry fruits with some blackberry, brambly notes, peppery nuances, plentiful fine sinewy long and refined tannins, some savoury roasted walnut, light marzipan notes. A fresh chalky finish with persistent juicy fruits. The barrel maturation characters and mid-palate viscosity really distinguish this wine."