2019 Mission Estate Jewelstone Syrah

A whopping 99/100 by Andrew Caillard Master of Wine and his No.1 Red Wine off Gimblett Gravel’s from the exciting 2019 vintage... well under ½ the price of the big-ticket wines like Craggy Range Le Sol – only 500 cases made!

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Elsewhere $50.00
$38.99
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Andrew Calliard ac99

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Further Information

Brand Mission Estate
Region Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay
Varietal Syrah
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 14.0%
Vintage 2019
Country New Zealand

Description

Established in 1851 by French Missionaries, Mission is NZ’s oldest winery and the birthplace of NZ wine. Jewelstone, is exactly that, the Jewel in the crown of Mission's Syrah vineyard. Additionally, it is now the Jewel in the Crown of the Gimblett Gravels 2019 Red vintage having been awarded just 1 point shy of a perfect 100/100 (actual rating 99/100) by Andrew Caillard Master of Wine in his 13th year of selecting the “The Top 12 Reds” from the “Annual Gimblett Gravels Vintage Selection”. Strikingly... this No.1 Gimblett Gravel’s Red is less than ½ price of the big-ticket wines it finished ahead of a la... Craggy Range Le Sol Syrah and Elephant Hill Hieronymus etc. The fruit is handpicked and sorted from an organically certified area off their two-hectare single vineyard Syrah block in the Gimblett Gravels. A lengthy maceration on skins with gentle regular hand plunging has achieved perfect fruit flavours and very fine tannins. Aged in French Oak (30% new) on lees for 12 months the resulting texture and complexity are impressive! A spectacular Syrah and Red wine... it’s seductive drinking as a young wine but will comfortably age 15-15 years in quality storage. 99/100 is at the very top of 5 Star ratings... if it were judged on value, it would be a 6-Star wine, I know that sounds illogical... but hopefully it puts the argument around quality v price into true perspective. Less than 500 cases produced... this is a Grand Cru style production in every sense... only with considerably smaller and focused volumes. Don’t miss this spectacular cellar Syrah.

Smells
Classic red and black fruit aromas layered with spices, black pepper, savoury and floral tones... it smells serious.

Tastes
Ripe black plum and sweet red berry fruits run deep into the heart of the instantly seductive palate. Layered with subtle toast, spices and cocoa elements all wrapped in beautifully fine tannins. Rose petal florals and delicious savoury characters further complex the persistent finish. Enjoy now to 2029-2034 with a variety of roasted red meats and vegetables.

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