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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Mission Hill Family Estate Oculus
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Mission Hill Family Estate Oculus 1997

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFine colour. Impressive spicy, pepper, cedar nose with some tobacco dill and smoke and similar flavours. In fact it's very Bordeaux-like. Leaner, dry, style with good elegance. More fruit would be a bonus but given the vintage who can complain. Fine effort that will improve with age. The blend is 45/50/5 merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc; 11 months in 40 percent new French oak: 5 percent Osoyoos 95 percent Oliver fruit.Tasted: 01 March 2000Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 30.00 Producer: Mission Hill Family EstateDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet Franc