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Mission Hill Reserve Merlottext

Mission Hill Reserve Merlot 2021

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe MHFE Reserve series is a favourite of mine because they don’t cut corners, delivering terrific value for money. The 2021 merlot is an excellent example and blueprint for BC merlot. The attack is rich and full bodied, mixing black cherries, toasted oak, and spicy cola. Fresh and bright, it is just a baby, but already showing it has plenty of style. Expect an elegant, well structured red for cool weather. This spends 15 months in French oak, lending it a style you cannot achieve by mixing French with American oak, a common occurrence among those trying to save money on wood.Tasted: 01 July 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$31.99750mlwine club member exclusive
AB$21.99750mlselect private retailers
MB$32.99750mlManitoba Liquor Mart
Producer: Mission Hill Family EstateDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: MerlotUPC: 776545995117