Melka Mekerra Proprietary Red 2015 | Double 95 pointer
Melka Mekerra Proprietary Red 2015 presents an intriguing ruby core and decorated with a kiss of purple. A memorable bouquet is full of dark fruit preserves, lavender fields, and the smell of freshly roasted espresso beans. The mouthfeel is incredibly complex with layers of Mission fig and blackberry preserve lifted by a generous tannic structure, layers of cocoa, and mineral graphite tones. A masterpiece from an incredible vineyard site, this wine has it all: power, structure, and concentration. Drink now – 2030.
95 | Vinous: Mocha, red cherry, sage, tobacco, and gravel notes infuse the Melka Mekerra Proprietary Red 2015. In this vintage, Mekerra offers a striking interplay between the savory, mineral notes that are so typical of this Knights Valley site along with the textural richness that is a signature of the year.
“This is a superb set of wines,” says Vinous’s Antonio Galloni. “In this vintage, Mekerra offers a striking interplay between the savory, mineral notes that are so typical of this Knights Valley site along with the textural richness that is a signature of the year.”
Parker Called Melka Mekerra Proprietary Red 2015 “Clearly a Top Effort”
95WA | Blended of 53% Cabernet Franc and 47% Merlot, the 2015 Mekerra Proprietary Red has a deep garnet-purple color and compelling nose of crushed red currants, black plums and warm blackberries with touches of spice box, pencil shavings, and bay leaves plus a waft of mocha. While Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with spicy, fresh black fruit, framed by velvety tannins and great freshness, finishing with lingering earth and mineral notes coming through.
So, Robert Parker himself chimed in that “it seems to have an extra level of dimension and vibrancy to it. Melka Mekerra Proprietary Red 2015 will be fascinating to follow, but it is clearly a top effort.”