Squawking Magpie 2013 Big Red Red (Hawke's Bay)

Approaching a decade old at the time of tasting, this classy, Cab Sauv-led Bordeaux blend is shifting from primary to dried fruit. Raisining plums, blackberries and cherries are backed by notes of pencil lead, chocolate potpourri and vineyard floor. These secondary characters are more prominent on the palate. While the fruit is fading, there's still juicy freshness and powerful, sinewy tannins, which suggest that last call is still several years away. Drink now—2028. Christina Pickard

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