Squawking Magpie The Nest Merlot 2014 (Hawke’s Bay)
“Great depth and intrigue,” opined John Belsham. Convincing proof of how well merlot can perform on the Gimblett Gravels, this is a complex, classy wine. It bursts on to the palate with real power, scattering tamarillo, tobacco and mocha notes. Bold, quite firm tannins, hold the ship steady. A big wine for a big occasion.