Mission Reserve Hawke's Bay Chardonnay (2019)

For Mission's classy Reserve Chardonnay, the aim is a wine that 'emphasises fruit characters rather than oak, but offers some of the benefits of fermentation and maturation in wood'. Already enjoyable, the 2019 vintage (4*) was partly hand-picked and partly barrel-fermented. Bright, light lemon/green, it is an elegant, youthful wine with a fragrant bouquet, rich stone-fruit flavours, finely integrated oak, balanced acidity and a well-rounded, very harmonious finish. Best drinking 2023+.


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

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022

When to drink: 2023

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