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Mission Hill Compendiumtext

Mission Hill Compendium 2017

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaCompendium is a 62/29/9 mix of cabernet sauvignon/merlot/cabernet franc that comes off selected blocks in Osoyoos, close to the US border. It is fermented in small French fermenters and aged 18 months in French oak barrels. Compendium has grown over the years, favouring a more singular style, meshing components early on for a long run in the bottle. 2017 is a great example of where this cabernet dominant blend is heading. Even at 14.6 percent alcohol, there is a sense of balance. A late start and a hot summer shortened the crop, concentrating the berries and intensifying the flavours. The attack is quite harmonious, with cassis and black cherry mixing with licorice and dense, sweet, elegant tannins with the complexity you crave at this price point. Just a baby, this will age effortlessly through 2025 and beyond. If you must open it now, think lamb or rich pork dishes.Tasted: 26 November 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
AB$80.00750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Mission Hill Family EstateDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet FrancCSPC: 819029UPC: 776545556288