96-98 Robert Parker
99 James Suckling
Restliche Welt | USA
BOND Estates St. Eden 2018 0,75l
Due to the low rainfall in winter, we pruned the vines shorter than in previous years to focus the growth. This decision ultimately led to a lower yield than is typical for this site. An unexpected but welcome rainfall in the early spring allowed the vines to grow to their potential. Harvest began in the last days of September and was completed nearly one week later.
Dark fruits intermixed with hints of fresh herbs create a nuanced nose. The wine enters flush with fleshy textures, while an undercurrent of acidity emerges next, carrying the wine’s mineral tinges along the palate. The wine is slightly svelte yet retains depth. The long finish is defined by an unforgettable vibration that keeps the wine both alive and vivid.