90/100 | Cameron Douglas MS
The Vineyard Selection range sits just below the Mission Estate Reserve wines and offers discerning drinkers real quality at a very sharp price point. Grown in the renowned Gimblett Gravels in Hawke's Bay, it has intense flavours and aromas of dark berries, pepper and rich mocha. This new vintage is pumping. Get in there.
The winery writes "The wine exhibits an abundance of dark berry, spice, mocha and floral aromas. The Gimblett Road portion contributes to the structure and sweet spice aromas. The palate is soft, showing dark berry, chocolate and spices with silky tannins giving a fine structure and long finish. This superbly balanced wine will cellar for three to five years in ideal conditions."