Fine & Rare Wine Live Auction

February 25, 2017

LOT 73
HARLAN ESTATE PROPRIETARY RED WINE 2004 (6) 98 WS 98 WA
  • HARLAN ESTATE PROPRIETARY RED WINE 2004 (6) 98 WS 98 WA

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HARLAN ESTATE PROPRIETARY RED WINE 2004
Napa.

A great showing at this retrospective, this wine, which seems like a hypothetical blend of a Pauillac, St.-Estephe and Graves, represents around 1,500 cases from 40 acres of beautifully manicured hillside vineyards overlooking Oakville. Still dense purple to the rim, with notes of creme de cassis, charcoal, blackberry and sweet toast, the wine is full-bodied and voluptuously textured with the tannins largely resolved. But the density and richness suggest this wine can go a long, long way, even though the window for drinking it seems open and inviting already. A world-class, first-growth wine if there ever was one from Napa, this is simply an exquisite Harlan Estate that has atypically reached mid to late adolescence at the age of ten. That is great given the fact that these are 30- to 40-year wines – possibly even half-century wines. Drink it over the next 30 years. 98 WS 98 WA


6 bts. (OWC) per lot $4,100 - $4,800

Realised: $6,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 6-12
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
OWC
Score: 98
Single Cuvée / Vintage
Vintage: 2004