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Mission Hill Quatrain
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16¼/20

Mission Hill Quatrain 2008

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe 08 Quatrain is a 34/22/15/29/ blend of merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and syrah fermented in large French oak vats. The nose is an attractive mix of spicy, vanilla, chocolate, cherry jam aromas with flecks of pepper, tobacco, meaty/orange compote. The attack is dry and elegant even slightly Bordelais lean with some gritty tannins. The palate is awash in smoky, peppery, chocolate, meaty, minty, black cherry fruit with an Okanagan swirl of herbal, savoury, tapenade and vanilla flavours. A bit on the lean side but this will fill out in the bottle over the next few years. Well done.Tasted: 02 July 2012Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices: BC 44.00 winery direct or private wine stores AB 45.00 private wine stores ON 42.00 consignment - Mark Anthony MB 45.00 Producer: Mission Hill Family EstateDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Merlot - Syrah - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 350504UPC: 776545555663