Mission Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2008 - Expert wine ratings and wine reviews by WineAlign
This young wine is very poised, tense and vibrant with beautifully ripened, fragrant blackcurrant fruit interlaced...
Pleasantly aromatic showing violets and graphite as well as anise, vanilla and ripe black fruit. Palate is...
A well crafted cabernet sauvignon with some elegance and good structure. Expect aromas of blackcurrant and prune...
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The 2008 Mission Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is medium bodied with nice, FRUITY to integrated notes of strawberry, cherry that are a tad yogurty. It is tannic (decant for 15-30 min, which won't change the tannins) with medium, smooth and chalky finish. It will benefit from aging, best 2012 to 2016 and can age even more. My impression: NICE (I love tannic wines). I dubbed it a 'tannic strawberry', earning it a mere 87.5 pts - not a recommended buy due to disproportional cost. Tasted Nov/10.
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Soft, mellow nose. Stewed dark berries, some alcoholic prickle. Lot's spicy pepper flavours, dry tannins. Good wine but this one didn't quite live up to it's price. Alcohol still seems a bit out of balance, this will not improve much more.
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