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Mission Hill Family Estate Oculus 2007

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaWe waited to taste the latest Oculus because it always seems so much better after it's been in the bottle for more than a year. The nose is peppery with the south Okanagan black olive, cassis, menthol mineral undertone and bits of cherry jam, vanilla, coffee, meat, tobacco and saddle leather. The attack is rich and dry with full, warm, fine-grained tannin the preview more coffee, vanilla, chocolate, pepper, blackberry jam, cassis and black olive and tobacco flavours. Long and warm with some youthful tannins and oak to shed. Like the last few Oculus it will improve over the next 3-5 years in bottle.Tasted: 27 June 2011Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices:
BC$70.00750mlwinery direct
AB$70.00750mlprivate wine stores
ON$70.00750mlVintages, consignment mark Anthony
Producer: Mission Hill Family EstateDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc - Petit VerdotCSPC: 202291UPC: 776545981219