Bond Melbury 2005

Bond Melbury 2005
$279.95

SKU 542

750ml

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The consistent hallmarks of Melbury have been plush red fruits (currants, bing cherries), redolent with spice and the scent of violets. Elegance and a supple texture define the structure of this wine.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Oakville
Brand Bond
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastLots of fresh herbs and spices in this beautiful red wine. Offers loads of red and black currants and chocolate, with a fine application of cedar and cigar box from oak. Very fine, enormously likeable. Drink now through 2015.

Steve Heimoff, May 1, 2009
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateThe 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. Although accessible now, 3-5 years of bottle age will be beneficial, and it should improve for 20-25 years.

Robert Parker, December 2008
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorWell-centered, showing ripe, spicy plum, black cherry and currant flavors, with firm, integrated tannins and good length, tightening up on the finish. To be released spring 2009. Best from 2011 through 2017. 785 cases made.

James Laube, October 31, 2008