The Harlan Estate 2011 is a wine that exhibits elegance and finesse, showcasing the unique characteristics of its vintage. It presents a beautiful deep color with captivating transparency. On the nose, delicate aromas of red fruits, such as cherries and raspberries, intertwine with floral notes, creating an enchanting bouquet. The palate is refined and graceful, offering flavors of ripe berries, currants, and hints of dark chocolate. Silky tannins and balanced acidity contribute to a smooth and harmonious texture. The wine lingers on the finish with a touch of spice and a lingering persistence that leaves a lasting impression. Despite the challenges of the vintage, Harlan Estate has crafted a wine that showcases their commitment to quality and attention to detail. The Harlan Estate 2011 is a testament to the artistry and skill of the winemaking team, delivering a wine of elegance and complexity that will continue to evolve and delight for years to come.
Robert Parker - 93 Points
"More dense, tannic, complex and fuller-bodied thatn Harlan's 2011 The Maiden is the 2011 Harlan Estate. Its plum/purple color is followed by a sweet perfume of camphor, blackcurrants, lead pencil shavings, Christmas fruitcake and hints of forest floor and underbrush. Deep, round and generous with silky tannins and a forward, evolved style, this beauty should drink well for 15-18 years."
Antonio Galloni - 96 Points
"The 2011 Harlan Estate is a real stunner. Still fresh and vibrant, the 2011 is a magically beautiful wine. It is, naturally, more small-scaled. Crushed flowers, sweet red dry fruit, tobacco, cedar and mint notes are super classy. The 2011 has enough freshness to drink well for another 10-15 years. It's fabulous achievement."