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Mission Hill Quatraintext

Mission Hill Quatrain 2006

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe latest and 2nd release of Quatrain is a 41/32/14/13/ blend of syrah, merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon taken from estate blocks in Oliver and Osoyoos. Tasted several times since its release. Look for black cherry, spicy, black pepper, black olive aromas with flecks of vanilla, coffee, tobacco, carrot top, caraway, saddle leather and cassis. Dry, slightly thin and tight on entry with a youthful tannic palate. On the palate spicy, clove, peppery, vanilla, tobacco, coffee, herbal, cassis, cranberry flavours mixed with black olives, cherry mark the palate. There is a sense of elegance here but it is a somewhat tannic with a hollow mid-palate at this point. Not as generous as the previous edition. It is definitely best to wait on this for another two to four years.Tasted: 19 October 2009Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices:
BC$48.00750mlspecialty listing
AB$45.00750mlprivate wine stores
ON$45.00750mlVintages, consignment Mark Anthony
Producer: Mission Hill Family EstateDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Merlot - Syrah - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 350504UPC: 776545555557