GOLD MEDAL | Hawke's Bay Wine Awards 2021
FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Another absolute belter from the Mission Estate Reserve series - which has to be one of New Zealand's best value ranges in this price point. This is powerfully fruited, dark and broody wine with classic Cabernet leather and cigar complexities sitting over a palate that packs plenty of punch. Recommended.
Sam Kim writes "Wonderfully fruited and beautifully fragrant, the wine shows blackcurrant, mixed spice, toasted nut and dried herb nuances on the nose, followed by a concentrated palate delivering excellent fruit intensity combined with fine texture and polished tannins. Flavoursome and attractively expressed."
The winery writes "This impressively ripe Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from the Gimblett Gravels district in Hawke’s Bay, shows lifted aromas of cassis, dark plum, cigar and cedar, followed by a richly fruited and generous texture."