2003 Harlan Estate The Maiden

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 96
  • WA 93
  • IWC 90

Reviews for 2003 Harlan Estate The Maiden

WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2007
This second label of Harlan Estate comes from the estate vineyard and shares much in common with the main wine which is a bit more focused and concentrated. The similarities include the briary wild herb scents of sage and... This second label of Harlan Estate comes from the estate vineyard and shares much in common with the main wine which is a bit more focused and concentrated. The similarities include the briary wild herb scents of sage and thyme that complex the ripe red cherry pie filling fruit cocoa cola and licorice. As with the main wine the tannins here are gorgeous. This is a balanced harmonious wine that combines power and elegance.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2013
Readers looking for more immediate gratification should seek out the seductive, sexy 2003 The Maiden. It offers lots of cedarwood, white chocolate, black currant and damp forest notes in a medium to full-bodied, round... Readers looking for more immediate gratification should seek out the seductive, sexy 2003 The Maiden. It offers lots of cedarwood, white chocolate, black currant and damp forest notes in a medium to full-bodied, round, generous style with all the oak absorbed. The acidity provides good vibrancy, but no tartness, and the tannins are not astringent. This spicy, open-knit, fleshy 2003 is showing extremely well at present. Enjoy it over the next decade. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2006
Bright deep ruby-red. Aromas of black cherry redcurrant menthol and red licorice. Sweet dense and fine-grained with lovely floral lift. Nicely ripe for the year. Finishes with firm lush building tannins. This needs a... Bright deep ruby-red. Aromas of black cherry redcurrant menthol and red licorice. Sweet dense and fine-grained with lovely floral lift. Nicely ripe for the year. Finishes with firm lush building tannins. This needs a couple more years in the bottle. (The 2004 was being blended on the day of my tasting.)