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Mission Hill Family Estate Oculustext

Mission Hill Family Estate Oculus 2013

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis my second look at Oculus 16, months down the track, and it's staying the course although tasted alongside the 2014, it looks a touch less polished. It’s still a big wine with tannins to be subdued, but it has a long future and as I found last year, it's balanced from start to finish. The oak is well managed, the nose is beautiful with savoury, black fruit. Ripe enough but not overripe with just a hint of sticky tannins poking through the cedary back end that will need some time to melt away. Stay the course and leave it be for another three to five years. Power and finesse can be beguiling.Tasted: 22 August 2018Tasted by: Prices:
BC$135.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Mission Hill Family EstateDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc - Petit VerdotCSPC: 31289UPC: 776545981486