Mission Hill Family Estate Oculus 2009
Note: I publish batches of reviews that I call Good Values Wine Picks. These are from the regular section of the liquor store rather than the Vintages section, and tend to be lower priced and the most widely available of all wines. The last four reviews I did were: March 7, January 4, December 16 and November 20.
Natalie's tasting note, score, food pairings and recipes for this wine
Reviewed October 31, 2012 by Natalie MacLean
Opinions about wine differ greatly as the experience is subjective. You may find it helpful to compare this critical evaluation of the wine with mine as well as your own:
|The 2009 Oculus has a medium ruby red colour and ripe, intense fruit on the nose, with notes of plum and dark berries. The smooth, toasted character of cocoa beans and chocolate is given by the subtle use of French oak that accompanies this wine’s aroma while respecting the fruit and delivering complexity and warmth. The early palate is smooth but grows in volume and textural richness, while the wine finishes with a wonderful balance of structure, freshness and elegance|
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Serve this wine between 60-65 degrees Farenheit or 15-18 degrees Celsius.