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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2956B Boston
November 9, 2016 06:00 PMCalender
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Harlan Estate 1998, 3 bottles (owc)

$1,230$1,000
Auction: Fine Wines - 2956B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 09, 2016 6:00PM

Description:

Harlan Estate 1998
Napa
"The 1998, which is a candidate for the "Wine of the Vintage," was produced from yields of 0.9 tons per acre. There are only 1,100 cases, and it is the first Harlan Estate to be composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. A spectacular achievement, it boasts an opaque plum/purple color as well as a sumptuous nose of espresso, mineral, blueberry, blackberry, tobacco, licorice, Asian spice, and roasted meat smells. In the mouth, it is seamless, full-bodied, with an unctuous texture, gorgeously sweet tannin, and layer upon layer of concentration. This is a tour de force in winemaking. It is hard to believe that a wine such as this has emerged from 1998. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2030. "R. Parker for TWA, 95 pts. 12/00
3 bottles (owc)
Estimate $900-1,200


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