FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
This is sublime Gimblett Gravels Syrah from the Bay's oldest winery. Made in a generous, savoury style this is always wonderful buying and has a longstanding reputation for overdelivery. Mission Estate have recently updated their livery too and we think it's fantastic; it adds a generous dose of class to an outstanding wine. Bravo.
The winery writes "This beautifully fragrant Reserve Syrah from the Gimblett Gravels district in Hawke’s Bay displays blackberry, dark plum and toasted nut characters with subtle black pepper and violet complexity."
Sam Kim writes "It's wonderfully ripe and beautifully fragrant, showing Black Doris plum, sweet raspberry, clove and roasted nut aromas on the nose with a hint of cocoa. The palate delivers excellent weight and roundness together with silky texture and fine tannins, finishing long and delectably appealing."