1999 Harlan Estate The Maiden
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92(this is 90% cabernet sauvignon, while the '98 is only 60%) Full medium ruby. Very ripe, fresh aromas of currant, black cherry, brown spices and smoky oak. Fleshy, dense and sweet, with lively, harmonious acidity giving the flavors excellent definition. Finishes with thoroughly ripe, broad cabernet tannins that coat the entire palate. Very suave wine, and amazingly good for a second wine.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2002
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90Intense and concentrated, a high-octane style, with currant, blackberry, earth and spice flavors. Finishes with a hot tannic aftertaste, but also lots of flavor, folding in oak and mocha scents. 766 cases made.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90The 1999 The Maiden (700 cases) is a more evolved, slightly lighter, less prodigious example of its bigger sibling, the Harlan Estate. The dense saturated purple-colored 1999 The Maiden exhibits an evolved sweet nose of cedar, black currants, licorice, and smoke as well as outstanding density, purity, and ripeness, medium to full body, and firm but unobtrusive tannin in the finish. It should drink well for 12-15 years, perhaps longer. As the wine sat in the glass, aromas of chocolate and cigar smoke emerged.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 90Author: winefolio
Self | Rating: 89Author: Hal
Self | Rating: 97Author: Joe F496
Self | Rating: 89|The Maiden| is Harlan Estate?s second wine. In general, |The Maiden| is much more accessible than the grand vin but still has shown a cunning ability to develop and improve with time. The 1995, the first |The Maiden|, is drinking beautifully today. Head to head, it recently embarrassed a 1996 Pahlmeyer Red. The '99 version does not compare favorably to the '95. Opaque black red colored wine with a few thin slightly pigmented legs. Sweet thick aromas of pepper, cassis, mint, espresso, smoke, and a touch of pruney tomato. Enjoyably thick and viscous with sweet rather foursquare cassis flavor and moderate tannins. Acid is a little lower than usual. The wine finishes with decent length and good fruit.Drink Dates: 2007-2011Author: Daniel B
Self | Rating:matureAuthor: TF Winery
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 776 bottles owned
- 226 collectors
- Average collector rating: 91
(Out of 226 collectors)