Fine & Rare Wine Live Auction

February 25, 2017

LOT 63
BOND ESTATES ST. EDEN RED WINE 2004 (6) 93 WS 98 WA
BOND ESTATES VECINA PROPRIETARY RED WINE 2004 (1) 96 WA
  • BOND ESTATES ST. EDEN RED WINE 2004 (6) 93 WS 98 WA
BOND ESTATES VECINA PROPRIETARY RED WINE 2004 (1) 96 WA

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BOND ESTATES ST. EDEN RED WINE 2004 (6)
Napa.

The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Eden, which comes from a valley floor vineyard in Oakville, is another dead ringer for a great Pauillac, possibly a young Mouton. Dense bluish/purple in color with stunning notes of cedarwood, unsmoked high-quality cigar tobacco, creme de cassis and espresso roast, this wine has fabulous fruit, density and a full-bodied, youthful mouthfeel, wonderful balance and purity, and a terrific finish that goes on for close to a minute. This is also relatively open, but slightly more structured than the Melbury. There’s no sense deferring gratification, so I would suggest drinking it over the next 15-20 years, possibly longer. 93 WS 98 WA

BOND ESTATES VECINA PROPRIETARY RED WINE 2004 (1)
Napa.

The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Vecina emerges from an 11-acre western Oakville hillside not far from the famed Harlan Estate. This wine, which I rated identically in 2008, has a huge nose of bouquet garni, roasted meats and is clearly the spiciest of all the Bond 2004s. It is full-bodied, viscous and thick, with some tannins still to resolve in the finish. Again, there’s no reason to defer gratification because of the incredibly complex aromas as well as flavors. Some new saddle leather also makes an appearance in this multidimensional, full and impressive wine. Drink: 2014-2044 96 WA


7 bts. per lot $2,400 - $2,800

Realised: $2,640
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 6-12
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Mixed Lots
Score: 96, 98
Vintage: 2004