2001 Harlan Estate Cabernet Double Magnum - 100 pts - 3000ml

2001 Harlan Estate Cabernet Double Magnum - 100 pts - 3000ml

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2001 Harlan Estate Cabernet Double Magnum #9 - Extremely Rare - 100 Pts!
From a 40-acre hillside vineyard that looks down on such famed sites as the Martha's Vineyard and To-Kalon Vineyard comes the 2001 Harlan Estate a likely candidate for a three digit rating after bottling in several months. This effort has gone from strength to strength during its upbringing in wood where it spends 26-28 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Readers familiar with these wines should think of it as representing a hypothetical blend of the port-like 1997 and the more classic delineated 1994. The powerhouse 2001's complexity balance and concentration are impressive. This inky/plum/purple-colored 1600-case cuvee boasts spectacular aromas of roasted espresso creme de cassis new saddle leather licorice and hints of cedar as well as high quality cigar tobacco. Voluptuous and full-bodied with unreal levels of richness a profound concentrated mid-palate a multilayered texture and a spectacular finish that lasts over a minute this incredibly harmonious prodigious 2001 tastes like a New World version of La Mission-Haut-Brion blended with Mouton-Rothschild and Cheval Blanc ... and it doesn't get much better than that! Anticipated maturity: 2012-2035. Harlan Estate and its perfectionist owner Bill Harlan who is backed up by the peerless team of Michel Rolland and Bob Levy is truly an estate of monumental aspirations that more often than not hits the proverbial bull's eye. None of the wines produced since 1990 has yet reached full maturity. While the 2000 is their lightest vintage to date it is no wimpy wine. As I have written so many times before what makes Harlan such a singular tasting experience is that while it is a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated offering from the hillsides above the Oakville Corridor and it obviously has the power and extraordinary ripeness afforded by Napa Valley's favorable viticultural climate it has a degree of complexity that is only shared by a handful of other California Cabernet-based wines and the finest Bordeaux. Harlan Estate represents exactly what a genius owner who suffers no fools and refuses to make any compromises is capable of achieving ... is that a surprise? RP

Product Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 2001
Rating RP100/WS96/ST96
Bottle Size 3000 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Harlan Estate
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating RP100 - 2001 Harlan Estate Cabernet Double Magnum - Extremely Rare - 100 Pts! - No#9 From a 40-acre hillside vineyard that looks down on such famed sites as the Martha's Vineyard and To-Kalon Vineyard comes the 2001 Harlan Estate a likely candidate for a three digit rating after bottling in several months. This effort has gone from strength to strength during its upbringing in wood where it spends 26-28 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Readers familiar with these wines should think of it as representing a hypothetical blend of the port-like 1997 and the more classic delineated 1994. The powerhouse 2001's complexity balance and concentration are impressive. This inky/plum/purple-colored 1600-case cuvee boasts spectacular aromas of roasted espresso creme de cassis new saddle leather licorice and hints of cedar as well as high quality cigar tobacco. Voluptuous and full-bodied with unreal levels of richness a profound concentrated mid-palate a multilayered texture and a spectacular finish that lasts over a minute this incredibly harmonious prodigious 2001 tastes like a New World version of La Mission-Haut-Brion blended with Mouton-Rothschild and Cheval Blanc ... and it doesn't get much better than that! Anticipated maturity: 2012-2035. Harlan Estate and its perfectionist owner Bill Harlan who is backed up by the peerless team of Michel Rolland and Bob Levy is truly an estate of monumental aspirations that more often than not hits the proverbial bull's eye. None of the wines produced since 1990 has yet reached full maturity. While the 2000 is their lightest vintage to date it is no wimpy wine. As I have written so many times before what makes Harlan such a singular tasting experience is that while it is a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated offering from the hillsides above the Oakville Corridor and it obviously has the power and extraordinary ripeness afforded by Napa Valley's favorable viticultural climate it has a degree of complexity that is only shared by a handful of other California Cabernet-based wines and the finest Bordeaux. Harlan Estate represents exactly what a genius owner who suffers no fools and refuses to make any compromises is capable of achieving ... is that a surprise? RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 2001
Rating RP100/WS96/ST96
Bottle Size 3000 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Harlan Estate
Color Red
Production
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