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2005 Harlan Estate Proprietary Red Wine

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • ST97
  • WA96
  • WS94

Reviews

ST97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Full bright ruby. A black hole of a nose: cassis black raspberry mocha and licorice with a suggestion of almost roasted fruits. Then utterly palate-saturating with a distinctly layered texture to the dark fruit and... Full bright ruby. A black hole of a nose: cassis black raspberry mocha and licorice with a suggestion of almost roasted fruits. Then utterly palate-saturating with a distinctly layered texture to the dark fruit and mineral flavors. Impeccably balanced fresh wine with a spectacular slow-building finish that coats the palate with a flavor of black raspberry. A knockout.
WA96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
The 2005 Harlan Estate which is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with a few of the other Bordeaux varietals blended in is a brilliant wine and reminds me of a hypothetical blend of a top Pauillac and a wine such La Mission... The 2005 Harlan Estate which is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with a few of the other Bordeaux varietals blended in is a brilliant wine and reminds me of a hypothetical blend of a top Pauillac and a wine such La Mission Haut-Brion from Pessac Leognan. Dense purple in color with a nose of graphite smoky embers creme de cassis and hints of truffle and underbrush the wine shows fabulous fruit intensity full body sweet silky tannins good vibrant acidity and a stunning seamless long finish that clocks in at about 45-50 seconds.So what's new? Harlan Estate continues to produce only a meager 1500 or so cases from over 40 acres of beautifully manicured hillside vineyards overlooking the Oakville corridor (to be precise the western slopes looking down on Martha's Vineyard and parts of the To-Kalon Vineyard). Proprietor Bill Harlan and his winemaking team of Bob Levy and global oenologist Michel Rolland push the envelope in all ways but the results continue to be magnificent as well as increasingly expensive and rare. The second wine which is usually around 1000+ cases is The Maiden which is also a super wine in its own right.
WS94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Dense and earthy with savory herb dried currant spice mint and cedary oak flavors all tightly wound compact and concentrated yet with a seam of elegance and finesse. Very intense and powerful. To be released spring 2009... Dense and earthy with savory herb dried currant spice mint and cedary oak flavors all tightly wound compact and concentrated yet with a seam of elegance and finesse. Very intense and powerful. To be released spring 2009. Best from 2011 through 2018. 1850 cases made. –JL