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SQUAWKING MAGPIE GRAND GIMBLETT CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2018

Outstanding Cameron Douglas MS
96 Points
5 Stars Raymond Chan
5 Stars Michael Cooper
5 Stars
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 14.2%
  • Grape: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

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Andrew Caillard MW – Gimblett Gravels Annual Vintage Selection 2018


Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"Single vineyard, small production.  The grapes were so spectacular we had to showcase them in this bespoke bottling of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Hand picked and fermented in small open topped vats to make the best of the fruit. This is a classic Cabernet Sauvignon with a fine back bone of tannins supported with opulent fruit."


5 Stars Michael Cooper (2018 Vintage)
"This classy, French oak-aged Cabernet Sauvignon (100%) is dark, mouthfilling and supple, with concentrated, ripe blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours and nutty, savoury notes adding complexity. One for the cellar."


96/100 Andrew Caillard MW (2018 Vintage)
"Medium deep crimson. Very attractive ripe dark cherry cassis mocha roasted chestnut aromas. Generously and chocolaty with voluminous dark cherry blackcurrant fruits, fine gravelly/velvety tannins, integrated mocha vanilla oak complexity and persistent mineral acidity. Finishes grippy firm with plentiful dark fruits. Very good."


Rated Outstanding & 96/100 Cameron Douglas MS, March 2021 (2018 Vintage)
"The bouquet is compact, tense, varietal and very enticing with aromas of blackberry and cigar tobacco, olive and black cherry, sweet vanilla and wood smoke, crushed roses and violets. The core is the fruits, the foundation the gravelly earthy woody combinations. On the palate – equally compact and youthful, tense and taut. Flavours of dark berries then lead, gun-powder, toasty barrel spices and its natural sweetness, stony earth and non fruits reflecting the nose. Firm tannins and plenty of acidity, power, length and appeal. Decant for service. best drinking from 2024 through 2034+."


95+/100 Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, November 2020 (2018 Vintage)
"Potent perfume of ripe plum, prunes, dark chocolate, cola and coffee. The palate does a similar thing in flavours, rich, chewy with grippy-silty tannins and powers along with oomph and palate staining richness. Serious, deep, dark and brooding,. Epic wine. One for a long time from now."


5 Stars & 19/20 (95) Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Reviews, February 2021 (2018 Vintage)
"Deep, ruby red/ crimson, pink edged. The bouquet is pretty, floral, black cherries, mulberries underlying roasted chestnut, mocha, toasty oak. Full-bodied, brilliant acidity, juicy, ripe cassis, balance & calm. Red & black fruit, focus spices, gravelly tannin, mineral drive persist with mineral acidity. Class and structured."


​​​​​​​NZ Bordeaux Red Tasting, Dish.co.nz, August 2021 (2018 Vintage)
"This well-framed wine boasts aromas of fresh redcurrant, blueberry, bay and boysenberry. The oak handling and tannin integration are excellent, according to Yvonne – and the brightness on the finish is uplifting. It’s lithe, luscious and incredibly beautiful to drink."

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