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Mission Hill Quatrain 2009 (British Columbia)

$45 in B.C.

A powerful red, this combines the Bordeaux grapes merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc with peppery syrah. It's a mouthful and marvellously layered, showing plum and berries laced with espresso, vanilla, cigar, earth and spice. It would benefit from five to 10 years in the cellar but pays immediate rewards. Decant it if possible. Also available elsewhere through

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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