14 Ratings
Harlan Estate The Maiden

Wine Description

Very dense, ruby-red color. Though subdued at first, with some airing it displays notes of roasted coffee, charcoal, and blackberry against a background of sweet, toasty notes. Very ripe impression with good concentration and density. The entry on the palate is at once dense, fleshy, exuberant, and displays a high level of fine-grained, supple tannins that will certainly contribute to its textural interest and harmony for many years.

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 114, May/June 2004 Highly aromatic nose combines roasted black raspberry, game and beefsteak tomato. Superripe and smooth, with lovely vinosity and subtle notes of tobacco and meat. Finishes with big, broad, spreading tannins and intriguing mineral character. Suggests a wider range of ripeness than the young 2002 sample.
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 157
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (91-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator