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Mission Hill Reserve Merlottext

Mission Hill Reserve Merlot 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Reserve series is drawn from the top 15 percent of estate fruit. As expected, this is drawn from vineyards in the southern Okanagan, and in 2016, this was splashed with ten percent cabernet franc. This spent 15 months in French and American oak, the structure of which is felt in this full, fleshy, mouth filling red. Some dusty, dusky plum, wild blackberry, medicinal cherry is framed with firm bones of wood, tuggy and fruit ripe, leaving a lingering sweetness at the back of the palate. This finishes with a bitter black cherry note and a flush of warmth on the near 15 degree palate.Tasted: 19 December 2018Tasted by: Prices:
Producer: Mission Hill Family EstateDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 772244UPC: 776545995117