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Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Merlot 2008 Wine Review

Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Merlot 2008

Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Merlot 2008

V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $25.95

Drink: 2012-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Mission Hill Family Estate

Agent: Mark Anthony Brands

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Smooth and tasty with dark fruit and smoke. Smooth jazz wine.

Merlot food pairings: pulled pork, shepherd’s pie.

This Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Merlot 2008 was reviewed on February 4, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

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There’s nothing shy about this gorgeous wine, as the intense aromas of rich black fruit, chocolate cake, and cola will attest. Dry and full bodied, it is ripe, smooth and voluptuous in the mouth. A very hedonistic Merlot. Lots of black fruit and cedar flavours and a nice tannic grip on the lengthy finish. This will evolve in cellar for 1-2 years, but it is perfectly ready to drink now. Quite a sophisticated offering. Source: Vintages Wine Panel
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