Vintage 2014 finesse — 10 days ago
Dense Ruby in colour. Even after 18 years the oak presence is like the aromas of newly sawn wood. Ripe plums with a pruney note. On the palate rich and full bodied with fluid smooth tannins finishing dry. Obviously the product of very old Shiraz vines in the Barossa sourced from growers who the original Peter Lehmann had a marvellous bond with for decades. This is Peter Lehmann’s flagship red from the cool 2002 vintage resulting in a long hang time and great flavours. A Barossa Icon. — 2 years ago
2003 (120 cases lost by bond warehouse 10 years ago and recently refound) — 4 years ago
— 17 days ago
Was fortunate enough to meet winemaker at Mustards Grill a month ago and she let me try this wine - same vintage I think. And now this has become one of my favorite wines under $60. If you can find it, buy it. Serve it to your friends who expect you to serve them Realm, Patria or Bond, etc. — 2 years ago
Great nightcap while watching an old Bond movie! Powerful and fruit forward showing some hints of earth and oak. It’s always a strong Tempranillo showcasing the depth of tinta de toro and heat of the region. Be patient and give it time and will become a beautiful wine. If you get impatient like i did let it breathe. — 4 years ago
We are now in Matera... A special year for a special city. Besides being the European capital of culture 2019, it's the site of the opening scene of the new Bond movie. D.Craig picked the same spot for his accommodations. Anyways, I was ready for Aglianico....
With artisan pizzas all around, this 2010 paired wonderfully.
A big wine at 14.5 ABV, color is only starting to turn the rim, otherwise a deep dark ruby.
Earthy, black licorice, dusty, black olives on the nose, continuing to the palate. Tannins at are very firm and grippy. This thing could be cellared for several more years. I loved this wine.
94 points — 3 years ago
Mushroom and minerally. Different from the other bond but good. Some small hint of the bond smell . Potent And complex. — 4 years ago