2008 Bond - Melbury 750ml

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2008 Bond - Melbury

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International Wine Cellar | 93

Good deep red. Dark raspberry, redcurrant, licorice, tobacco and minerals on the nose. Juicy, bright and supple, with a distinctly airy texture and lovely inner-mouth verve. Not especially large-scaled but pliant, classy and light on its feet. Aromatic and claret-like wine, with firm but ripe tannins and noteworthy length.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 156

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Wine Advocate | 91-93

The 2008 Melbury flows across the palate with layers of dark sensual fruit, spices, licorice, leather and tobacco. Clean veins of minerality frame the fruit beautifully through to the finish. Floral notes add an element of brightness on the close.

Drink Dates: 2013-2023
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 198

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Wine Spectator | 93

Very rich and refined, chunky and tannic, this full-bodied red offers a pretty core of ripe wild berry and black cherry flavors, with cedar, tobacco, sage and dried currant notes, firming and turning chewy.

Drink Dates: 2013-2024
Author: James Laube


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Score: 90
Author: Johnnymd
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 09/28/2014
Score: 90
Author: Jeffrey M989
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 01/12/2013
Nice structure and mouthfeel, a bit more vegetal flavor than I prefer

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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