Mission Hill Oculus | Red | 2002 | Canada - Vivino Rating 4.4
Intro: An OCULUS was first used by the Romans in buildings like the Pantheon – a window in a dome or wall to the outside. At Mission Hill, our oculus provides the only natural light into our underground barrel cellar, blasted out of volcanic rock that is otherwise hidden from the world. Our complex Oculus Bordeaux-style wine is the result of meticulous selection in the vineyard estate with grapes that have been specifically nurtured for this rare wine.
Region: Canada / British Columbia / Okanagan Valley
Winery: Mission Hill Oculus
Grapes: 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Aging: New & one year old French Barrels for 14 months or more
Tasting Notes: Big cassis, black pepper and spicy, saddle leather notes mix with tobacco, orange rind and vanilla pudding aromas. This is a rich, warm, youthful tannic red that will need time to blend its substantial cassis, olive, pepper, orange rind and herbal/leaf flavours.
ABV: 13.5% Decant: 2hrs Serving temp: 16-18 °C Pairing: Beef, Lamb, Veal, Cured Meat, Poultry