The sensation of sipping Philippe Melka’s wine, Polyspline, is one of out-of-this-world grace. It’s a rare, precious, fleeting moment, much like catching sight of the auspicious nine-tailed fox of Chinese legend.
“Polyspline is vivacious on the palate, displaying beautifully integrated notes of black fruit, summer savory, lavender flower, and cedar, all of which is accented by a touch of French tarragon. The fruit is mouthwatering and complete, lending itself to a substantive midpalate. The tannins are supple and present a unified front with the other elements of the wine. The finish is persistent and seamless in its transition. Bolstered by tension, lushness and structure, this is a wine likely to stun now and for years to come.”