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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Mission Hill Family Estate Oculus
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16½/20

Mission Hill Family Estate Oculus 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaTasted ahead of its pre-release in October 2020. Oculus is the merlot-dominant blend (58 percent in 2017) in Mission Hill's Legacy Collection, with 26 percent cabernet sauvignon, and 16 percent cabernet franc. I generally find Oculus to be more evolved on release than Quatrain or Compendium, maybe because of the pronounced ripeness. The fruit here is verging on baked, giving a perception of sweetness to the palate, alongside complementary dried herbs. It's a big wine, and one that should appeal widely, just give it some time to all come together.Tasted: 19 September 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 135.00 winery direct Producer: Mission Hill Family EstateDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet FrancCSPC: 31289UPC: 776545981486