Lot 163

HARLAN ESTATE PROPRIETARY RED 2001 (2) 100 WA


HARLAN ESTATE PROPRIETARY RED 2001 NAPA VALLEY. THIS WINE, WHICH FIRST DEBUTED IN 1990, HAS PROBABLY GARNERED MORE PERFECT SCORES THAN ANY OTHER NAPA CABERNET SAUVIGNON. THE 2001 IS JUST ENTERING A YOUNG ADOLESCENT STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT, EXHIBITING EXTRAORDINARY NUANCES SUCH AS SWEET, LOAMY SOIL AND EARTHY MINERALITY INTERMIXED WITH SOME BACKGROUND SMOKE, BLACK CURRANT LIQUEUR, PLUM, ASIAN SPICE AND NEW SADDLE LEATHER. FULL-BODIED, IT POSSESSES GREAT INTENSITY, WITH STUNNING FLAVORS THAT ARE VISCOUS ENOUGH TO COAT THE MOUTH, BUT NEVER BECOME HEAVY OR OVERBEARING. THE WINE HAS A REMARKABLE PURITY, CONCENTRATION AND INTENSITY THAT SHOULD CARRY IT FOR ANOTHER 30+ YEARS. THIS IS ALREADY VERY PROMISING, AND FOR THOSE WHO OWN IT, I WOULD SUGGEST A GOOD TWO TO THREE HOURS OF DECANTING PRIOR TO SERVICE. MAY 2011 100 WA 2 BTS. PER LOT $2,200 - $2,600




Price Realised: $3600



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