Squawking Magpie: a serious Kiwi Syrah

Now this is good. Another superb Syrah from the Gimblett Gravels subregion of Hawkes Bay in New Zealand.

Squawking Magpie ‘The Stoned Crow’ Syrah 2008 Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay
A single-vineyard wine aged in new French oak. 13.5% alcohol. Aromatic, peppery nose with black cherries, spice and some clove character. Quite savoury. The palate is fresh and savoury with lively, peppery dark fruits and some dry tannic grip. It’s rich and tannic, with real potential. Give it five years? 93/100

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4 comments to Squawking Magpie: a serious Kiwi Syrah

  • Simon T

    Jamie my dear boy – are you poorly ? Please say 3 hail Bill Gates’s on your return to blogging… 2 days without a blog and as I am relatively un-sophisticated/twitter barred on my work pc i have no idea if you’ve said a peep to anyone in the last 48hours !!
    Perhaps the intense preparation for your viticultural efforts in 2011 are distracting you ?
    ps – I despise Top Gear and all it stands for, but am I alone in thinking that the above label looks a bit like the ‘Stig’ / a Stormtrooper.

  • GKA

    Turn the bottle upside down and inspect the label…then refer to anatomy books…this was the owner’s intention…

  • Simon T

    Aha GKA – that thought did cross my mind also…….

  • henry rae

    Definately don,t agree that owner intention what you suggest.
    Wines made, Brand marketed with alot of passion and integrity

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