11-08-2011 11-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2568B Boston
November 8, 2011 04:00 PMCalender

Harlan Estate 2007

Auction: Fine Wines - 2568B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 08, 2011 4:00PM


Harlan Estate 2007
"The prodigious 2007 Harlan Estate reminds me of a hypothetical blend of the 2002 with a touch of the controversial 1997. Dense plum/purple-colored with sweet aromas of barbecue smoke, blueberries, blackberries, cassis, licorice, hot rocks and subtle oak, it is a splendidly opulent, pure wine with a skyscraper-like texture as well as stunningly deep fruit that expands gracefully across the palate. The finish lasts nearly a full minute. Because of its overwhelming richness and sweet tannins, this brilliant wine seems to be approachable now, but I suspect further nuances and complexity will emerge after 4-5 years in the bottle. This wine will still be going strong at age 25-30. Like the offerings from its sister estate, Bond, these Harlan Estate offerings are uncompromisingly brilliant examples of Napa viticulture and winemaking at its finest. Kudos to proprietor Bill Harlan." R. Parker, 100 pts. 12/10
6 bottles (owc)
Estimate $3,000-4,500


Bill Harlan, proprietor