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Mission Estate Winery Chardonnay Hawkes Bay Reserve 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Open on the nose with rather earthy, lightly foresty aromas under a nice hard mineral/steel note, accenting apple fruit and topped with light smoke nuances. This is somehow intense but with a since of delicacy. On the palate there is lovely purity and cut as this offers up lightly earthy apple peel notes, firm citron pith and a touch of quince, all in a silky and refined package. This finishes with lovely spice notes to the fruit and elegant balance. There’s a deft touch at work here. 91pts

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Mission Estate Winery:
Mission Estate is the birthplace of New Zealand wine, when our founders built the first winery in Hawke's Bay in 1851. We are very proud to be New Zealand's oldest winemaker. In one of the most sustainable wineries in the country we create our current collection of Mission Estate, Vineyard Selection, Reserve and Jewelstone award-winning wines. With advanced viticultural practices and a progr... Read more
Mission Estate is the birthplace of New Zealand wine, when our founders built the first winery in Hawke's Bay in 1851. We are very proud to be New Zealand's oldest winemaker. In one of the most sustainable wineries in the country we create our current collection of Mission Estate, Vineyard Selection, Reserve and Jewelstone award-winning wines. With advanced viticultural practices and a progressive winemaking team, we have a long-standing reputation for quality and over-delivering at every price point. Housed in an elegantly restored historic seminary building with sweeping views of Napier, Mission Estate offers visitors a year round complete wine experience. A visit to the cellar door provides an opportunity to try the extensive range of wines and for those interested in history, the twice daily historic walk is a must. Lunch or dinner can be enjoyed seven days in the renowned Mission restaurant, and the adjoining Chapel provides the ideal venue for a picturesque wedding reception or conference. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Mission Estate Winery Chardonnay Hawkes Bay Reserve

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,083
4.50 5
02/24/2012

Open on the nose with rather earthy, lightly foresty aromas under a nice hard mineral/steel note, accenting apple fruit and topped with light smoke nuances. This is somehow intense but with a since of delicacy. On the palate there is lovely purity and cut as this offers up lightly earthy apple peel notes, firm citron pith and a touch of quince, all in a silky and refined package. This finishes with lovely spice notes to the fruit and elegant balance. There’s a deft touch at work here. 91pts



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