Rigorous selection is employed at every stage of this wine's development. Many components, though singularly attractive and possessing lavish attributes, are not utilized in the final blends for Bond. This provides us the opportunity to create a second wine. This blend, offered under the Matriarch label, will always be evocative of its pedigree and distinct in its hillside character.
"Slightly deeper, richer, more exuberant and flamboyant is the 2007 Matriarch. It offers up notes of white chocolate, espresso roast, peppery, spicy herbs and terrific fruit intensity presented in a medium to full-bodied, lush, opulent style."
The Wine Advocate
"Deep ruby-red. Ripe, inviting aromas of black raspberry, cedar and tobacco. Fresh and well-delineated, with black raspberry and tobacco flavors lifted by minerality. This has more verve than a wine with a 3.9 pH should have. Finishes very long, with fine-grained tannins. The strongest release yet under this label."
International Wine Cellar