Mission The Gaia Project Hawke's Bay Merlot (2020)

Delicious young, the debut 2020 vintage (4.5*) was partly matured in French oak barrels. Mouthfilling, fruit-packed and supple, with promisingly deep, purple-flushed colour, it is full-bodied and fleshy, with very generous, ripe plum, red berry and spice flavours, a hint of dark chocolate, and savoury, nutty notes adding complexity. Best drinking 2023+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $22 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

When to drink: 2023

Reviewed October 2021

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