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Mission Estate Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2018


Gold, scored 95 points


Red Blends


Hawke's Bay


Red Wine

Key flavours

Plums, red berry fruits, violet

Judges Comments:

In 1838 with the blessing of the Pope, a group of French Missionaries emigrated to New Zealand and established a Mission Station between Napier and Hastings. In 1870 they had their first commercial sale of wine and since then have been producing wine from Mission Estate. This Merlot Cab Sauv blend has beguiling rich red fruit aromas integrated with oak. The flavours duplicate the smell, with a lovely softness in the taste. Great for drinking now and cellaring for a couple of years will yield rewards.

Pairing Recommendation:

Robust wines for robust food flavours. Try with the Sunday roast, burger and ribs, steak, sausages or game. Great with pizza and tomato-based pasta dishes. Take to a pot-luck dinner or a BBQ with the good friends.