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Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Merlot-Cabernet 2020

3.500000000 star rating 8 Reviews
From New Zealand's oldest winery, a generous, Bordeaux-inspired blend with lovely notes of forest fruits, dark plums, pepper and bay, ready to take the strain with all manner of comfort foods.
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Code: NZ13511

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Full-bodied
  • Cabernet Merlot
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2027
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Screwcap
  • Vegetarian

Mission Estate

Beginning life as a Catholic mission in 1838 Mission Estate is the oldest winery in New Zealand and they have been growing grapes on the site since the missionaries first began tending vines at Meeanee in 1851 and their current site in the Taradale Hills above Napier in 1909.

Today the winery is housed in the restored seminary buildings overlooking the vines and there are three vineyards (Greenmeadows, Mere Road and Gimblett Road) making up the holdings totalling 35 hectares or so. Chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, pinot gris, semillon, viognier, merlot, syrah, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and petit verdot are all grown.

The Times

Velvety, medium-weight bordeaux blend with dark fruit and a succulent finish.

Will Lyons

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