Squawking Magpie ‘The Chatterer’ Pinot Gris 2016 Hawkes Bay
Ripe, fruity, rich and spicy with a core of roasted yellow and white fruits – lees, honeysuckle and warmth complete the bouquet. A bolder, richer and dry style of Gris with texture, white fleshed fruits and citrus flavours, medium acidity and tangy finish. Drink now and through 2020. Well suited to food.88 Points
Squawking Magpie Gimblett Gravels ‘The Gravels’ Syrah 2016
Ripe, varietal and very engaging core of red and black fruits with raspberry, black currant and sweet blueberry; a dense violet/floral layer and generous meaty quality. Dry, firm, full-bodied and rich in flavour. Dry with youthful and still integrating tannins alongside an back bone of acidity. Some peppery qualities and new oak frame this wine will age well also offering immediately drinkability wit the right food selection. Lengthy, varietal and engaging finish. Best from 2020 through 2030.