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Mission Hill Family Estate Oculus
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Mission Hill Family Estate Oculus 2008

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaOculus like Osoyoos Larose continues down the path of refinement. The latest 08 is more expressive on the nose with spicy, coffee, orange peel, black cherry jam aromas mixed with liquorice, cedar, sage, vanilla and cranberry and leather. Dry, full, rich, somewhat tannic palate but juicy. Orange peel, chocolate, coffee, peppery, savoury, minty, meaty, cranberry, blackberry, saddle leather, tobacco, olive flavours. Lots of intensity and concentration but still with some youthful, small-grained tannin to dissipate. It needs five to seven years to round out but it should repay that cellaring time generously.Tasted: 02 July 2012Tasted 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: 776545981301