Mission Reserve Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay Cabernet Sauvignon (2019)

Still unfolding, the 2019 vintage (4.5*) was estate-grown and matured for a year in French oak barrels (25 per cent new). Dark and fragrant, it is sturdy, with strong, vibrant blackcurrant, plum, spice and herb flavours, gently seasoned with oak, and ripe, supple tannins. A very harmonious red, it's already drinking well, but likely to be at its best 2024+. A good buy.


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

When to drink: 2024

Reviewed December 2021

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