97-100 Robert Parker
99 James Suckling
Restliche Welt | USA
BOND Estates Pluribus 2018 0,75l
An unusually temperate growing season allowed the vines to retain their vivid aromatics. Bloom was prolific, giving birth to a larger-than-average yield. While tasting grapes in early October to determine the moment of harvest, we felt that the moment was already upon us. We responded, harvesting the entire vineyard over three days.
The hallmark aromas cover the full spectrum of resin, torrefaction, and dark berries, which transport one to the edge of the forest. The palate is quite exotic for such a young Pluribus, as the usual youthful energy has been complemented by layers of soft, supple tannins. It is as if time has simultaneously sped up and slowed down, allowing us to appreciate, in the same moment, the youth of the wine and the maturity of the vines.