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Culmina Family Estate Hypothesistext
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Culmina Family Estate Hypothesis 2012

Golden Mile Bench, Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaIn our brief experience with Hypothesis it is typically tight with a peppery, savoury, black olive/cassis nose with light black berry, roast bell pepper, cranberry and smoky resin aromas. It’s partly the style of Pascal Devon and partly the style of south Okanagan reds. They need time in bottle. Re-tasted six months later: The attack is dry, fresh and elegant but with still with somewhat austere if youthful tannins. Warm with black berry, cassis jam, coffee, cedar, tobacco, vanilla, black pepper, olive, light green bean, cranberry flavours with some tea and herb flavours on the finish. Good finesse and intensity but all in reserved style that will need some time to mature, maybe 2-5 years to tame the young tannins. A good follow up on the 2011.Tasted: 06 January 2016Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices: BC 38.00 winery direct Producer: Culmina Family Estate WineryDistributors: Vintage West Wine Marketing
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet FrancUPC: 827413000089