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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Mission Hill Quatrain
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16½/20

Mission Hill Quatrain 2012

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaAt Mission Hill they say “Quatrain is four lines of verse that we interpret as four varietals giving balance and structure to this wine.” In 2012 the handpicked fruit was an 80/20 mix of eastern Osoyoos and the Black Sage Bench in Oliver all fermented in small French oak and aged in 82 percent French oak barrels for 14 months. Quatrain is a mix of 45/21/18/16 mix of merlot, syrah, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc, and impresses in the glass. Deeply coloured, its savoury, spicy, red fruit aromas jump from the glass expressing a fine growing season. The attack is rich and dense with very refined tannins from front to back, and the fruit ripe and almost succulent. Should continue to improve in bottle through 2020. Well done.Tasted: 22 June 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 71.99 BCLS AB 79.00 private wine shops MB 65.00 MLCC Producer: Mission Hill Family EstateDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Merlot - Syrah - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 75085UPC: 776545555939