FIVE STARS 94/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "Complex, flavoursome and persistent"
The ‘Jewelstone’ wines of Mission have always had a near-mystical aura surrounding them and this Five Star 2020 release is a study in premium Hawke's Bay Chardonnay. Hand picked, gently whole bunch pressed and fermented in French oak. Absolutely world class.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "Wonderfully styled and engaging, the wine shows golden peach, mango, vanillin oak and brioche characters on the nose, leading to a concentrated palate displaying velvety texture and well-pitched acidity. Complex, flavoursome and persistent on the finish."
The winery writes "Mission Jewelstone Chardonnay colour is pale straw and the the aromas are complex and sweet showing toast and stone fruit with hints of marzipan and complex struck flint notes. The palate is full with fine structure and forward fruit and a long clean finish. The texture is rich with subtle aromas on the mid palate."