2008 Harlan - The Maiden 750ml

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2008 Harlan - The Maiden

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International Wine Cellar | 90(+?)

Good full ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of gravel and chocolate. Sweet on entry, then more subdued in the middle, with a medicinal reserve to the flavors of redcurrant, plum and graphite minerality. I find this less sweet and giving today than the Bond Matriarch but more precise. This firmly tannic second wine needs four or five years of cellaring and may ultimately merit a higher score.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 156

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Wine Advocate | 92

The 2008 The Maiden is a beautiful wine graced with exquisite finesse in its dark red berries, flowers and licorice. Gorgeous inner perfume and a super-refined personality are some of the qualities found in the 2008 Maiden. A weightless, subtle finish rounds things out nicely. Stylistically the 2008 Maiden is quite a bit more delicate -at times even fleeting -next to the 2008 Harlan Estate.

Drink Dates: 2013-2023
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 198

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Wine Spectator | 90

Loamy earth notes and mouthcoating tannins provide the baseline for this rich, layered effort, which is full-bodied, with toned-down dried currant, mocha, spice, cedar and sage notes.

Drink Dates: 2011-2020
Author: James Laube


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Score: 93
Author: Hal
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 12/06/2014
Score: 92
Author: marv
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/25/2014
Early
Score: 92
Author: Daddy
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 12/07/2013
A well made and well delineated wine. For the price one can probably do better but this is quite good, just not exceptional.
Score: 95
Author: SurgPA05
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 04/26/2013
Clear, deep ruby core with reddening on the rim. Clean developing bouquet of red and blue fruits, chocolate and wood spice. Dry, medium bodied, well integrated flavors with an airy finesse and very quick finish. A maiden indeed.

About This Producer


Harlan Estate, owned by Bill Harlan, is located in the western hills of Oakville. Harlan is known for its commitment to creating a wine that is a California "First Growth," on par with those of the old world. The entire estate consists of 240 acres, including a homestead and plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Consulting oenologist Michel Rolland and winemaker Bob Levy lead the production of Harlan's wines, producing two Bordeaux-style blends: Harlan Estate's namesake proprietary red and "The Maiden." These wines have been received to great acclaim by reviewers and collectors alike, commanding high prices and a competitive waiting list. Both wines are complex, full-bodied and have the ability to age for decades. With an opulent style, rich with dense fruit and elements of black currant, spice, and minerals, Harlan is both graceful and elegant, ranking it among the top tier of California Cabernet producers.

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