2010 Mission Hill Compendium mini review

Another wine from the Marc Anthony portfolio tasting. I last reviewed the Quatrain and lvoed it so much I bought a case and shared it with some family members with discerning tastes! I love Okanagan wines, they are so big and bold. This one is dark in color with a mild nose of red berries. It`s not giving any hints of what`s to come … On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely cab sauv notes along with some nice complexity. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice dryness, tannins and some acidity. The complexity on this wine is really noticeable with all of the blend working in harmony. This is a well made rich wine. I would give it a solid 90. Available from Marc Anthony wines for $39.95 a bottle in cases of 6. Yumm.

From the winery`s web site:
2010 Compendium New Release! 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc

A compendium is a ‘collection’; this Bordeaux inspired wine is part of Mission Hill Family Estate’s ultra-premium wine collection. Elegant and complex, COMPENDIUM reflects great care and dedication in everything we do from viticulture to winemaking.

The grapes were selected from designated blocks within our estates in Osoyoos and Oliver; they were hand harvested and hand sorted and then gravity filled to small French oak fermenters. After 3 weeks extended maceration the free run wine and a small portion of lightly basket pressed wine was aged separately in French oak barrels for 13 months.

The grapes for the 2010 Compendium were sourced from some of our top vineyard parcels along the Osoyoos and Black Sage Benches. It is a dark, dense and brooding giant of a wine, featuring a complex mix of black currants, blueberry, licorice, mint and dark chocolate. The palate is rich and full-bodied with muscular tannins and well-focused flavours.

Winemakers Notes
41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc
Hand harvested from Osoyoos and Oliver Vineyards in October 2010
Fermentation & extended maceration in small French oak fermenters
Aged in French oak barrels for 13 months
Alcohol: 14% | Total Acidity: 6.0 g/l
Bottled on September 13, 2012

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