Mission Hill Family Estate Quatrain 2009 Wine Review
Mission Hill Family Estate Quatrain 2009
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, V.Q.A., Canada
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 95/100
Spectacularly rich, complex and deep. This towering red offers aromas of dark red fruit, smoke, dried herbs and cigar box. It's a multi-layered wine that will cellar very well. Truly one of Canada's flagship wines.
Food pairings: robust meat dishes.
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This Mission Hill Family Estate Quatrain 2009 was reviewed on January 19, 2013 by Natalie MacLean
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|Corinna Horton rated this wine as 96/100 with the following review:|
A heavy bottle and stunningly simple label, pays homage to the truly great wine it embraces. Adjectives such as "spectacular" spring to mind. The combination of merlot, syrah, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc is simply outstanding.
The Quatrain could pass for a Chilean wine, with it's robust tannins and multi-layered complexity. It starts with red fruits, but as it warms it becomes completely something else. Herbaceous and earthy with undertones of butterscotch and a hell of a kick at 14%. (As good as French wines three times the price.)
|Holly Bruns rated this wine as 95/100 with the following review:|
This is nice, nice, nice. An inky presence in the glass and a spicy, figgy, smoky, peppery, dark cherry, bouquet of aromas. The silky mouth feel and the long fruity finish make this wine very enticing. A perfect, warming red wine for the winter.
|Lori Kilmartin - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:|
In my reviews of #OnTastesBC wines I've left the best for the last! This was by far my favourite BC wine so far. Dark garnet, almost opaque in the glass the nose just kept going and going with aromas of cooked dark fruits like blackberries and plums. Complex with layers of fruit, smoke, leather and tobacco it delivered in the mouth as well. The tannins were smooth and the mouthfeel juicy with all that fruit. A very balanced wine with a long lingering finish. I would drink this wine (gladly) on its own or pair it with food - a bbq'd steak or beef bourguignon immediately comes to mind. I'm thinking a few bottles are a must for my cellar!
|Joe Hache Prince Edward Count rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:|
A real treasure! Great purple hue with chocolate and dark black cherry on the nose with a dry tart cherry and hints of cranberry on the palatte. This wine was forceful, mature and had great balance. Tasting with walnuts the fruit is brought out and the tannin's were cut ... very enjoyable.
|Mark Britton rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:|
A blend of Merlot, Syrah, Cab Sauv, and Cab Franc this one was a surprise to me as I hadn’t heard much about it. It bursts out of the glass with beautiful dark colour then dark fruit, cigar smoke, and the smell of a cellar. On the palate you get a multi layered wine with the fruit jumping out first before the tannins hit your cheeks. Then it closes with the cigar smoke which lingers on your palate for awhile. It is so well integrated I had to taste it about 10 times to make my true assessment. Not that I minded. A perfect pairing with prime rib or really any good red meat
|Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:|
A beautifully complex and full-bodied red that offers aromas of blackberries and dark red fruit, leather, hints of coffee and sweet spice, echoed on palate with a satisfying long, jammy finish. Wonderful accompaniment to roast red meats. A very impressive wine.
|Travis Oke rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
If you are thinking of spending $45 on a bottle of wine then buy the Quatrain. Merlot forward Bordeaux blend - smooth with a hint of sweetness. Tannic and earthy a little like a Côtes du Rhône on my palate. Sheer poetry (I just learned the word Quatrain this week)
|Dan Trcka Wine Blogger rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
The 2009 Mission Hill Quatrain, composed of 35% Merlot, 30% Syrah, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc that was aged for 15 months in French Oak, is a medium bodied, fruity to integrated wine, with intense aromas of strawberry/raspberry, black cherry, cedar, thyme, coconut and vanilla. It has a good structure, is fruit forward, has refined tannins (decant for 30-60 min) and a long finish. This wine is meant to be enjoyed by itself; though ready to drink now, it will benefit from cellaring as it has an evolution potential - drink 2014/15-2020+. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 92 pts - recommended buy. Tasted Jan/13.
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|Courtney Flood rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
Beautiful, rich purple. A nice balance of jammy fruit and structure; cassis, blueberry pie filling, milk chocolate, with a dash of pepper and expresso. Feels like this wine just soaked up the sun! Filet mignon?
|Gabriel Israel rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Would score higher if it was around the $30 price range. Needs time. At least 3-5 years in the cellar. What a wonderful blend. Opens up after 2.5 hours. On the nose: sweet prunes, black cherries and hints of blueberries. On the palate : Full body. Concentrated flavors of blackcherries, prunes and blueberries. Very well balanced integrated oak. Tasted Jan/13
|Jason Solanki rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Blend of 35% Merlot, 30% Syrah, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Cabernet Franc. Very nice aromas of dark fruits, blackberries, blackcurrants and (French) oak. Full bodied with good structure. It's very smooth with blackcurrant, dark cherry, ripe dark fruits on the palate. Refined tannins are well-integrated. Well-balanced with a long finish and hints of sweet fruit. Very approachable right now, but could be cellared another 1-2 years. Tasted Jan/2013.
|Nina rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
This is a great blend! Will definitely get better with aging! And this wine is asking forr food, great with rich cheeses.
Inky dark red, opaque in the glass.
On the nose smoked meat, baked fruit, allspice, nutmeg.
On the palate acidity is little rough but disappears with good food pairing. Acidity and tannins are a little unbalanced, but will get better with aging.
Long fruity finish.
Very strong wine!
|Kristin Perrin rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Holy Blackberry Jam, Batman! Along with chocolate/leather/tobacco and some fresh ground black pepper :) This gorgeous vino rosso has such a nice soft and sexy full body to it; I'd like to invite Mr.Quatrain over for a slow roasted leg of lamb sometime. Just sayin'. I can still taste its' blackberry jam finish. In no way is that depressing!
|Beverly Crandon rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
On colour, the Mission Hill Family Estate Quatrain holds a deep garnet red hue. On the nose, scents of cherry, blackberries and spice are present. On the palate, smoothly refined tannins, berries, tobacco and vanilla provide an unforgettable long finish. This is a complex red blend that continues to give, the more you drink it. A truly elegant, and full bodied wine.
|Brad reviewed this wine as follows:|
deep purple in colour with earthy aromas of moss and loam, cherry fruit and chocolate on the front end that tingles the palate and dances on the tongue, the flavour lingers and then meanders, lots of tanin in this wine
|This is a blend of Merlot, Syrah and the Cabernets. Highly aromatic and intense, the nose offers boysenberry, black cherry, spiced floral notes, and sweet cedar. Built on a firm frame, this dry, full-bodied blend delivers depth and complexity, flavours of cassis, black plum, spice and herbs with notes of toast carrying through the long finish. Serve with robust meat dishes; drink now to 2019. Score: 4½ (out of 5) Source: Susan Desjardins, winecurrent.com, Oct. 24, 2012|
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