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Mission Hill Compendium 2012 Wine Review

Mission Hill Compendium 2012

Mission Hill Compendium 2012

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

Community Score:94/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $55.00

Drink: 2018-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Medium Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Mission Hill

Agent: Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 94/100

This blockbuster BC red wine is a blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet France, and 41% Merlot grapes. It offers lovely layers of blackcurrant, blackberry, dark spices and smoke. Savoury notes come through as well such as sage, cedar and black cherry. Perfect for rare cuts of meat.

This Mission Hill Compendium 2012 was reviewed on June 23, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

A Compendium of flowers, flavours and a fruit forward feel. A blend comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc from Mission Hill in the Okanagan Valley. Berries were selected from distinct blocks from three of their vineyards to add into this artistically crafted wine. There is an abundant bouquet featuring blackcurrants, cassis, stewed fruits, blueberries, leather and smoke driven spices. Flavours compile together a foray of flavour - ripe blackberries, boysenberries, black cherries and dark chocolate. There is a divine touch of woody tobacco also showing that begs to go sit outside and engage in a deep conversation with a loved one. Full bodied and perfectly balanced. Pair with venison steaks, rich cheeses, a cigar and a riveting game of chess. 93 points - tasted July 2018

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