2001 Bond (Harlan) Vecina

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 96
  • WA 96
  • WS 94
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2001 Bond (Harlan) Vecina

WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2005
Very fine wine. Denser richer more powerful than the other Bond '01s. In the mouth it has a molten quality like liquid lead or mercury; strong flavors of plums bitter chocolate cassis and good rich oak. Pretty astringent... Very fine wine. Denser richer more powerful than the other Bond '01s. In the mouth it has a molten quality like liquid lead or mercury; strong flavors of plums bitter chocolate cassis and good rich oak. Pretty astringent now in tannins it's firm and hard but complex and layered.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2011
The most backward, earthy, muscular/masculine wine of the group is the 2001 Vecina. Still quite tightly knit, with loads of rugged tannins as well as distinctive notes of graphite and earth reminiscent of a St.-Estephe... The most backward, earthy, muscular/masculine wine of the group is the 2001 Vecina. Still quite tightly knit, with loads of rugged tannins as well as distinctive notes of graphite and earth reminiscent of a St.-Estephe such as Chateau Montrose, the wine displays sweet, earthy blueberry and blackberry fruit, but then the tannins kick in. This full-bodied, massive wine needs a good 5-7 years of cellaring at the minimum, and whether it ever approaches the seamless/flawless perfection of a St. Eden or Melbury remains to be seen. 96+ - Robert Parker
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2011
Dense, tight and tannic yet enormously complex, with blackberry, black licorice, graphite, charcoal, mocha, dried herb and cedary notes that are intense and persistent, working through ripe, chewy tannins.—2001 California... Dense, tight and tannic yet enormously complex, with blackberry, black licorice, graphite, charcoal, mocha, dried herb and cedary notes that are intense and persistent, working through ripe, chewy tannins.—2001 California Cabernet blind retrospective (June 2011). Drink now through 2025. – JL
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2004
Smoky brooding aromas of roasted black raspberry mocha and dark chocolate. Dense and huge but pure with superb concentration and a rather restrained sweetness. Has the density and structure for extended aging not to... Smoky brooding aromas of roasted black raspberry mocha and dark chocolate. Dense and huge but pure with superb concentration and a rather restrained sweetness. Has the density and structure for extended aging not to mention powerful toothcoating tannins. A superb showing.