2010 Bond - Melbury 750ml

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WA 98+   IWC 95(+?)   WS 93  
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 98+

From a higher site in the Pritchard Hill area, the 2010 Melbury appears to be prodigious, but is currently extremely backward. My notes indicate it should be forgotten for 7-10 years. With coaxing, this structured 2010 offers up aromas of blueberry liqueur, black currants, charcoal and spring flowers. It possesses gorgeous purity and remarkable incremental richness, but it is quite brooding and backward. Everything it needs for a great future is present, but patience will definitely be required.

Drink Dates: 2020-2020
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 209

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95(+?)

Good deep red-ruby. Subdued but very pure aromas of raspberry, currant and minerals. The suave middle palate boasts a noble texture and lovely subtle perfume that I did not find in the 2009 shortly after the bottling. Most impressive today on the mounting, expanding finish, which shows compelling sweetness and serious broad tannins. I'd lock this one away for at least another five or six years.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 168

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

Offers a dense tannic backbone, making this a well-built, firm and structured infant that shows both depth and restraint, gaining richness and dimension on the finish.

Drink Dates: 2015-2028
Author: James Laube


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Average rating: 95, based on 3 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

83 bottles owned by 53 collectors.

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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.

See other similar producers: Harlan Estate, Sloan Estate, Colgin Cellars

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