2006 Harlan Estate
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 97(($500) Full medium ruby. Subdued but pure and vibrant nose offers black raspberry, minerals, licorice and truffle, all lifted by an ineffable perfume that carries through on the palate. Boasts terrific definition and energy; following the group of Bond offerings from '06, this tasted like a wine from another vintage. Very intensely flavored but wonderfully refined wine, with a light touch to its slowly mounting, highly complex flavors of dark fruits, spices, minerals, tobacco and spices. A wine of great finesse, finishing with superb tannins and outstanding lift. This wine has been a knockout from the outset.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2009
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96The 2006 Harlan Estate has turned out better than I originally predicted. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by classic aromas of creme de cassis, melted licorice, smoked meats, burning embers, and graphite. It has thrown off some of the tannic clout it displayed last year, revealing great balance. A candidate for |wine of the vintage,| this dense, full-bodied effort has 25+ years of life ahead of it.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94Tight and complex, with a dry, earthy mineral edge to the red currant and black cherry fruit, but this slowly unwinds, revealing greater depth and concentration and ending with a long, persistent finish. Quite tannic, but the flavors push through on the finish. To be released spring 2010.Author: James Laube
Self | Rating: 94Author: Edward C731
Self | Rating: 96Bigger fruit (especially on the nose) than I expected, but a very dense, layered wine that really delivers.Author: Jeffrey M989
Self | Rating: 95Dark red/deep purple color. Wonderful powerful nose: lots of fruit but with multiple layers underneath and nice spice notes. Beautiful texture on palate, nice strong tannin with good amount of fruit. Strong, long finish.Author: WineRyan
Self | Rating: 95Dense and concentrated, with firm dried currant, berry, mineral, graphite and cedary oak flavors that are just beginning to unfold.--Non-blind Harlan retrospective (2010). Drink now through 2030. 2,119 cases madeDrink Dates: 2012-2030Author: JLANDAULA
Self | Rating: 90Underwhelmed. Heavy oak and and tannic with monolithic and simple flavor. Doubt this will improve with further age.Author: Johnnymd
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 2249 bottles owned
- 438 collectors
- Average collector rating: 94
(Out of 438 collectors)