Mission Barrique Reserve Hawke's Bay Merlot (2019)

Well worth cellaring, the classy 2019 vintage (5*) was matured for a year in French oak barrels. Dark and youthful, it is weighty, rich and sweet-fruited, with lush blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, a hint of dark chocolate, and a long, smooth finish. Already delicious, it should be at its best from 2024 onwards.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $29 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

When to drink: 2024

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