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Mission Hill Reserve Shiraz
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15¾/20

Mission Hill Reserve Shiraz 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThick with ripeness, and smoke, and wood, this potent syrah came from the Black Sage Bench, and was splashed with 3% viognier. It spent 14 months in wood, 20% new French, 65% used French, and the remainder used American wood. You can feel all of this as you chew through the palate, taking in dense blackcurrant, blackberry, kirsch, wrapped with furry tannins. There's a hickory sweetness that lands on the finish. Quite up front, this lacks the sophistication of Mission Hill's other reserve tier.Tasted: 16 April 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 26.99 BCLS, winery direct, private wine shops AB 28.00 private wine stores ON 27.00 consignment - Mark Anthony Brands QC 28.00 SK 27.00 Producer: Mission Hill Family EstateDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 761569UPC: 776545995124