(2008 Vintage) The 2008 Melbury flows across the palate with layers of dark sensual fruit spices licorice leather and tobacco. Clean veins of minerality frame the fruit beautifully through to the finish. Floral notes add an element of brightness on the close.
The wine had a inky black color with long and staining tears. On the nose you got black raspberries, cooked plums and dried fig. There were also hints of dill and red bell pepper. The wine had a little hint of rose petal or potpourri. The taste was deep dark fruit with medium acid and medium alcohol. It had a long, complex and memorable finish. Often wines at this price point over promise and under deliver. This was not one of those cases. Even in a challenging vintage like 2000, it exceeded expectations!
Wine Advocate(2001 Vintage) Rating: (96-98) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
Wine Spectator(2001 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/06
Robert Parker(2001 Vintage)
Wine Advocate(2002 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 162.
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.