Original
28 Ratings
Mission Hill Oculus

Wine Details

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) 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. The ripe, juicy character of the Merlot carries the wine while the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Cabernet Franc support the Merlot with their tannic structure while adding aroma and spice; finally, a tiny amount of Petit Verdot supplies acidity to boost freshness. Decanting is suggested