Decant for sediment and pour (lots of chunky/fine sediment). A remarkable murky garnet with bricking. On the nose: Intoxicating notes of stewed dark fruit, green bell pepper, sweet vanilla, menthol, worn leather, dried herbs. Taste: soft, smooth, delicate, balanced wine with prune, cedar, graphite, and a sweet spice tobacco medium plus finish. YUM!!! Still holding its own and fun to drink and discuss tonight. Cheers. — 15 days ago
Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.
Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.
Showing black fruits with earth, oak, spices, coffee, dark chocolates, vegetables, light vanilla, herbs and peppercorn.
Starting to drink nicely now. Still young and needs a few years in the bottle to mature properly.
Good right out of the bottle, but very tight. Needs 3 hours to open up, but it finished too quickly.
Aged in (25% new) American oak barrels for 14 months.
14.4% alcohol by volume.
$45. — 14 hours ago
Still has plenty of life left. Light on its feet, cherry, red apple skin, & other red fruit dominant up front, with sage, menthol herbal notes and gravely earth on the finish. Listed 13.5%, could be even lower. Long finish. Merlot dominant this vintage and shows more of those hallmarks than a modern Harlan likely does. 4th leaf & never released? (allegedly). A softer, quieter wine than expected, lacking structure and more green than I would have thought, but still bright and enjoyable especially at this age — 12 days ago
Sipping Fine Wine
Blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petite Verdot and 1% Merlot, deep Ruby with aromas of Napa Valley classic Cabernet Sauvignon's pronounced aromas of black cherry, cassis, and vanilla hits your glass. Flavors of ripe blackberry, baked black fruit, strawberry, and a touch of espresso, balanced acidity. Fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit, cedar and a touch of herb mint. Will benefit from some short aging. — 23 days ago