2005 Bond - Melbury 750ml

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2005 Bond - Melbury

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International Wine Cellar | 93

($275) Very sexy nose combines black raspberry, graphite, melted tar and smoke, plus a whiff of sweet butter. Lush, fleshy and sweet, with perfectly integrated, ripe acidity framing and lifting the middle palate. As bright as this is, the 2005 vintage has also brought uncommon breadth and sweetness.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Wine Advocate | 94

The 2005 Melbury offers lovely aromas of cedar, creme de cassis, licorice, and smoked/roasted herbs as well as good underlying acidity, full-bodied power, and stunning concentration, but also unmistakable elegance and harmony. While these are all big wines, there is an attractive European tannic profile to the 2005 Melbury.

Drink Dates: 2011-2026
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 180

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Wine Spectator | 90

Well-centered, showing ripe, spicy plum, black cherry and currant flavors, with firm, integrated tannins and good length, tightening up on the finish.

Drink Dates: 2011-2017
Author: James Laube


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Score: 94
Author: marv
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/25/2014
Early
Score: 93
Author: Johnnymd
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 12/21/2013
Still young and muscular. Great fruit and intensity but lacks complexity of flavor profile.
Score: 95
Author: winefolio
Trust Rating: 81
Tasted On: 03/05/2009

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More Vintages and Sizes of Bond - Melbury:

2008 (1.5L)
2003 (1.5L)
2000 (750ml)

About This Producer


In his ongoing quest to produce world class wine in the tradition of 1st Growth Bordeaux, Bill Harlan - of Harlan Estate fame - started Bond to create single vineyard wines from sources meeting his high growing standards. Winemaker Robert Levy produces five vineyard designate wines: Melbury, St. Eden, Vecina, Pluribus and Quella, as well as a blend called The Matriarch. Levy's goal is for each wine to take on the unique expression of its vineyard site and Bill Harlan's ultimate plan is to produce wines from a total of 6 unique vineyards. The wines are known for their lush, deeply concentrated flavors, and their elegance and finesse, which Bill and Robert feel define them as the "Grand Crus" of Napa. Fewer than 1,500 cases of the Matriarch, and between 400 and 700 cases of the vineyard designates are produced annually.

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