...cassis, black cherries & crushed blackberries with tons of savory & earthy layers: forest floor, black soil, charcoal & dried herbs, plus wafts of violets & rare beef. Full-bodied and built like a brick house in the mouth... epic length.
A wine of restraint & sensuality... compelling interplay of beautifully layered fruit & lifted aromatics... Readers who have not tasted Harlan in a few years might be taken aback by just how sophisticated & nuanced this is. A superb effort.
Shows phenomenal aromas of tar, wet earth and fresh mushrooms. Turns to burnt oranges, blackcurrants and kir. Full body and ultra-fine tannins that fly through the center of the palate. Fantastic beauty and balance. Alluring is the word!
It shows more floral notes with time in the glass, has full-bodied richness, a sexy, supple, regal personality, no hard edges, and gorgeous purity of fruit.
A dense, potent, chewy effort, very tight and focused, with intense dark berry, mocha and licorice notes, cedary oak and substantial fine-grained tannins that keep the flavors in check.