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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Mission Hill Family Estate Oculus
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16¾/20

Mission Hill Family Estate Oculus 2006

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaOculus continues down the softer rounder richer path but slowly. Very peppery, spicy, minty nose with black olive, leather, mineral, liquorice and blackberry notes sprinkled with coffee, cassis, carrot top and vanilla aromas. The attack is dry and round with fairly tight tannins but with finesse. More black cherry fruit spiked with peppery, liquorice, smoky flavours with coffee, resin, tobacco, leather black olive and herbal notes in the finish. This has a solid future but like previous editions it will need 3-5 years to soften up and develop further. It needs a little less Medoc character and a little more Pomerol.Tasted: 19 October 2009Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices: BC 70.00 winery direct AB 70.00 private wine stores ON 70.00 Vintages, consignment mark Anthony Producer: Mission Hill Family EstateDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc - Petit VerdotCSPC: 202291UPC: 776545981219