Written By Treve Ring Libations / Red Wine Oct 2, 2009 Compendium 2006 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestOsoyoos & Oliver, Okanagan Valley, BC $40.00www.missionhillwinery.comPart of Mission Hill’s ultra-premium Legacy Series, this inaugural release is a little brother to heavy hitter Oculus.They have the same genes – both crafted from the same grapes (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot), and high attention to detail (designated block, hand sorted, gravity filled, small French oak fermented, etc.). But while Oculus is designed to peak over the next 10 years or so, Compendium is pretty much good to go now. Which isn’t to say that this wine won’t improve with a couple of years too – it will – it’s just that with the spicy herbed cedar and dark raspberry aromas, and the lovely deep flavours of savoury tobacco, cocoa, gravel and raspberry, this wine is delish enough to finish off right now. Smooth, fine tannins and a lengthy juicy finish make this little brother very approachable. It was a standout for me at a recent Legacy Series tasting – the stars all over my tasting book proving that Compendium is a great addition to an already impressive lineup. Drink this Bordeaux blend now while Oculus sits in your cellar. Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) OkanaganRed WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.