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2002 Bond - Melbury 750ml
2002 Bond - Melbury
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
Red / Proprietary Blend
2002 Bond - Melbury
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Professional Reviews


International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 120

($175) Deep medium ruby. Subdued but pure aromas of dark fruits and licorice. Sweet, stylish and pure, with a suave, fine-grained texture and subtle flavors of currant, raspberry, iron, tobacco and minerals. Lush and perfectly balanced; a bit less roasted in character than the superb 2001, which I again rated 94 points in early March. Finishes with outstanding, mounting persistence. Showing spectacularly right now. Combines great sweetness and richness with uncanny finesse and purity of flavor. In theory at least, this is the most elegant wine in the Bond stable. The pH of this wine is typically around 4.0, or a bit higher than the St. Eden and Vecina.

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Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 201

The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Melbury, which comes from a hillside vineyard site near Lake Hennessey, is showing even better than it did in its youth. Probably years away from full maturity, the wine has an extraordinary aromatic profile of smoky meats intermixed with blackberry, creme de cassis, charcoal, lead pencil shavings and espresso. Dense, opulent and full-bodied, with terrific fruit, this is a showcase style of vintage for a wine of such great ripeness and massive intensity. This extraordinary effort displays oodles of glycerin and fabulous purity, while the oak has been completely absorbed. The cooler hillside climate of blue fruits and spring flowers is also present as the wine aerates in the glass. This wine has at least another 15-30 years of potential ahead of it.

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Wine Spectator Author: James Laube

Firm, pure, rich and concentrated, dense and youthful, this delivers blackberry, wild berry, olive, currant, mocha and black licorice flavors, ending with che

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Community Reviews


marv Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 06/25/2014



Lellman2 Trust Rating: 90 Tasted On: 09/29/2012

Fantastic Wine as always. Big, Long Finish, Many layers, Perfect balance, One of the best


Jeffrey M989 Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 07/15/2011

Just an amazing wine. The nose alone is huge and engulfs you as it spills out of the glass and fills the room. The mouthfeel is plush but not at all flabby and it has layer after layer of flavors stacked on top of each other. I don't know if wine can get any better than this.

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taipanli Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 12/20/2009


winefolio Trust Rating: 81 Tasted On: 03/05/2009

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