1998 Harlan 750ml

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1998 Harlan

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International Wine Cellar | 93

Saturated dark ruby. Aromas of black fruits, bitter chocolate, caramel and nutty, charred oak. Amazingly lush and silky for the year, with ripe flavors of black cherry, black raspberry and licorice. Can't match the '97, or the '99, for sheer density but this is bright, concentrated, suave and very long. Tannins are even and fine. A remarkable performance in the context of the year.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 96

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Wine Advocate | 95

The 1998, which is a candidate for the "Wine of the Vintage," was produced from yields of 0.9 tons per acre. There are only 1,100 cases, and it is the first Harlan Estate to be composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. A spectacular achievement, it boasts an opaque plum/purple color as well as a sumptuous nose of espresso, mineral, blueberry, blackberry, tobacco, licorice, Asian spice, and roasted meat smells. In the mouth, it is seamless, full-bodied, with an unctuous texture, gorgeously sweet tannin, and layer upon layer of concentration. This is a tour de force in winemaking. It is hard to believe that a wine such as this has emerged from 1998.

Drink Dates: 2003-2030


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Wine Spectator | 89

Big and powerful with lots of raisiny and rich aromas and flavors. Slightly volatile. Full-bodied, thick and chewy. Almost rustic, but impressive. Lots of vanilla and fruit on the finish. Both bottles in the tasting had this slightly volatile character.

Drink Dates: 2008+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 89
Author: ChrisMus
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 01/19/2013
Bursting with black cherry and cassis on the nose and front palate. The mid palate and finish were a little disappointing. All in all, not a bad wine but definitely on the decline.
Score: 95
Author: winefolio
Trust Rating: 81
Tasted On: 03/04/2009

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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