2004 Harlan Estate The Maiden
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91($110) Full, deep ruby. Explosive aromas of red- and blackcurrant, tobacco, minerals and menthol. Sweet and fine-grained, with terrific fruit intensity and balance for a second wine-and a sense of completeness. Vinous, ripely tannic and long, but the tannins of the 2005 are more refined.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2007
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94Big, dark, rich, intense and firmly tannic, with a massive, layered core of spicy currant, mocha, black cherry and blackberry fruit that's deep and concentrated, unfolding with a remarkable measure of grace and finesse.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95I was blown away by the 2004 The Maiden, which out of bottle is even better than it was from barrel. This wine exhibits a rather flamboyant scorched earth, lead pencil, incense, licorice, and blackberry and cassis-scented nose and flavors. The wine has superb concentration and is opulent, fleshy, and very much in keeping with the style of the vintage. Despite its accessibility, I suspect this wine will drink well for at least two decades.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 91Author: Edward C731
Self | Rating: 93Author: Ronn L
Self | Rating: 96Author: Hal
Self | Rating: 92Bright fruit (maybe cherry) along with nice complexity and finish. Very good, but I was hoping for a little more firmness with the fruit. None of the cedar I've noticed with other Harlan wines.Author: Jeffrey M989
Self | Rating: 91Cedar, tobacco, with reasonable but not outstanding complexity. Doesn't hold a candle against its more famous sibling.Drink Dates: 2014-2022Author: afikes
Self | Rating: 92EarlyAuthor: marv
Anonymous | Rating:Layers and Layers. Drink over several days and watch it morph.Author: michaelmis
Self | Rating: 92Opened and double-decanted 3 hours prior to drinking. Very dark red/black color. Nose was a bit unusual - some fruit, but also some vegetal and mint aromas. I found it enjoyable and intriguing, but most of the tasters were not fond of its character. A big wine with some black fruit flavors, but also quite a bit of oak, i.e. vanilla and peppery notes. I actually liked this wine more for its aromas rather than flavors. This wine may get a bit better over next few years, but I don't think by much. I much preferred the 2005 Maiden to this 2004.Drink Dates: 2014-2018Author: Todd W59
Self | Rating: 89Purple in color. Low rim variation. Medium legs. Plum, Raisin, Alcohol/Hot. Blackberry, Black currant (cassis), Oak, Meaty. Medium/Full bodied. Silky texture. Long finish.Author: tonyricciardi
Self | Rating:RSUI eventAuthor: Davis M
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 1698 bottles owned
- 411 collectors
- Average collector rating: 92
(Out of 411 collectors)