ITEM 8563170 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased upon release
Dense, fleshy, exuberant, even flamboyant by the standards of Bill Harlan, this wine exhibits no jaggedness or rough edges. The wine is sensationally well-endowed, long, and rich – a tour de force in winemaking.
...great Harlan...tannins are big and sturdy...but sweet and finely ground...flavors of currants, blackberries, plums, chocolate and cedar are lush, deep and long-lasting...defines the exquisite tension between power and elegance.
Firmly structured and tightly wound, with deep, perfumed currant, anise, sage and cedary oak notes, picking up a mineral and pebble edge and ending with a return to the spicy currant fruit theme. Long and persistent, with tight tannins.
..Sweet, lush and large-scaled, hinting at surmaturite and compellingly mouthfilling without coming across as heavy. This extremely ripe wine's high pH seems fully buffered by huge dry extract. Finishes with big but lush tannins...