Bond Melbury Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2002

$549

...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. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

Deep garnet, almost ruby red. Layered nose with an attack of dark berries, cassis, dark cocoa, damp leaves, graphite and almost raisinets in the finish. Definitely took some time to open up, around a 6 hour decant and tried again on day two. Full bodied with moderate plus tannins (7.5/10) and well integrated. Super dark and rich palate. Dark fruits on the attack and finish. Slight spike of red cherries in the mid palate. Plush undertones of vanilla, cinnamon, and slight stoney notes in the finish. Full bodied and lengthy finish. A bit of heat on day one but wore off a bit on day two. Delicious wine but needs a nice decant. Drink till 2024.

Deep garnet, almost ruby red. Layered nose with an attack of dark berries, cassis, dark cocoa, damp leaves, graphite and almost raisinets in the finish. Definitely took some time to open up, around a 6 hour decant and tried again on day two. Full bodied with moderate plus tannins (7.5/10) and well integrated. Super dark and rich palate. Dark fruits on the attack and finish. Slight spike of red cherries in the mid palate. Plush undertones of vanilla, cinnamon, and slight stoney notes in the finish. Full bodied and lengthy finish. A bit of heat on day one but wore off a bit on day two. Delicious wine but needs a nice decant. Drink till 2024.

9.5

Garen Staglin Delectable Pro

Great intensity, richness and finish.

Great intensity, richness and finish.

9.4

Aaron Hamrock

Fantastic wine! Decanted for 2 hours before serving. A lot of blue fruit as well as perfectly balanced tannins.

Fantastic wine! Decanted for 2 hours before serving. A lot of blue fruit as well as perfectly balanced tannins.

9.9

Kenta Hayashi

Rule dark cherries, rustic, earthy, cigar, liquorice, very inky and finish that continues to persist. Something I don't have very often. A friend said it reminded him of Harlan!

Rule dark cherries, rustic, earthy, cigar, liquorice, very inky and finish that continues to persist. Something I don't have very often. A friend said it reminded him of Harlan!

9.1

Bodil Martin

It was awesome

It was awesome

9.8

Otto Hoernig

Wow!!

Wow!!

10

Bodil Martin

My husband has good taste in wine!! Can't wait!!

My husband has good taste in wine!! Can't wait!!

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