Squawking Magpie 'The Nest' Merlot 2014
- Wine - Merlot
- Country - New Zealand
- Region - Hawkes Bay
- Vintage - 2014
- Grape - 86% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Malbec
- ABV - 13.5%
- Tasting note - 2014 was an exceptional growing season and the optimal health and maturity of the grapes is reflected in the Merlot based blend, The Nest. Fragrant, with aromas of red rose, violet, dark plums and spice. Mouth filling, lush and full bodied with sustained depth and velvety texture through the palate. Flavours of black doris plums and sweet, spicy leather abound. Well-rounded and balanced by fine supporting tannins.
- Great with - Well suited to game meats, slow cooked beef in red wine, spicy braised red cabbage with toasted pinenuts.