Harlan Estate 2017

Harlan Estate: Harlan Estate 2017

Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 8%, Petit Verdot 2%
rot, trocken
14,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2025–2091
Verpackt in: 3er OHK
seidig & aromatisch
pikant & würzig
Lobenberg: 100/100
Weingut: 100/100
Parker: 97+/100
Suckling: 97/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 97/100
Decanter: 97/100
USA, Californien
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Harlan Estate 2017


Lobenberg: Einer der ganz großen, der multidimensional mineralischen Harlans überhaupt! Fruchtfülle haben viele guten Weine in Napa, das kann man als gegeben annehmen, aber niemand ist so in der Lage Terroir in einen Wein zu transferieren wie Bill Harlan und sein Team. Haufenweise Erdreich weht einem entgegen, geradezu als würde man von einer Bodenkrume zur nächsten schnüffeln. Erst dunkles Erdreich, dann tiefbrauner Humus und heller Lehmboden neben Eisen und kühlen roten Früchten. Die Fruchtaromen brauchen einige Minuten, um aus den Tiefen des Erdreichs emporzusteigen. Reife Kirschen, Brombeeren, viel Johannisbeeren, Zeder, Espresso und Räucherspeck. Ein Rahmen aus Gestein umfasst die dicht gewobenen Aromen, der Bitterstoff steht mit allem in Verbindung und treibt mit seiner grandiosen Präzision diesen ganz eigenen Cabernet-Kosmos immer wieder über den Gaumen, der Abgang ist dann wiederum unglaublich raffiniert und ebbt langsam und berauschen elegant ab. Noch nie habe ich einen Harlan probiert, der so haargenau meinem Kalifornien-Geschmack entsprach! 100/100


Weingut über: Harlan Estate

-- Weingut: The first impression is one of gravity and emotion, evoking a courageous chapter in the history of this place. The nose of the 2017 is dark, yet vivid, with hints of fresh earth underfoot, joined with aromas of the native flora in the woodlands surrounding the vineyards. On the palate, one discovers just enough generosity to be drawn in and, as it lingers, braids of energetic acidity, woven around a dark and provocative core, begin to loosen and yield to the wine’s purity. The finish unfolds to reveal both density and a tannin resolution that become increasingly clear with each consecutive layer. 2017 Harlan Estate is a wine of depth and passion, and will reward patience as it emerges from the tempestuous nature of its birth; yet its most inspiring attribute is, perhaps, its capacity for transcendence.


Parker über: Harlan Estate

-- Parker: Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Harlan Estate needs a little coaxing to reveal captivating iron ore, red currant jelly, cloves and crushed rocks scents with a core of warm cassis, Black Forest cake and boysenberries plus a waft of pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm, grainy texture with a lively backbone and loads of earthy layers, long and mineral laced. This should be one of the longer-lived wines coming out of the 2017 vintage. 97+/100


Suckling über: Harlan Estate

-- Suckling: Love the sage and mint undertones with currants and berries. Some lead pencil. Iodine. Medium to full body and very fine tannins. Lovely freshness. It’s a refined and gorgeous Harlan. Savory. Beautiful finish. Drinkable now, but better in 2022. 97/100


Jeb Dunnuck über: Harlan Estate

-- Jeb Dunnuck: The Grand Vin is the 2017 Harlan Estate, and this beauty just about jumps from the glass with its pure cassis and blackcurrant fruits as well as notes of tobacco, graphite, crushed stone, and spice. With a full-bodied, expansive mouthfeel, building, velvety tannins, and a layered, seamless style that offers way more pleasure than just about every other wine in the vintage, bottles can be enjoyed any time over the coming 20-25 years. 97/100


Decanter über: Harlan Estate

-- Decanter: One of the more logistically challenging harvests in recent history, the Harlan team has put together a pure, precise and opulent showing of their benchmark wine. The nose straddles dense aromas of black fruits and new French oak with a spry, energetic, floral quality. The palate overflows with concentrated black fruits, fresh herbs and dried flowers, leading to a tense, upright and firm finish. Harlan's perennial polish and seamlessness are on display throughout. 97/100

Wine Spectator über: Harlan Estate

-- Wine Spectator: This is fully loaded, with waves of dense yet succulent blackberry, black currant and fig preserves that move along steadily, pulling roasted apple wood, dark bay leaf, espresso cream and humus notes along. A bolt of cast iron emerges through the finish, remaining well-encased in the fruit and adding prodigious length and stability. A fairly tremendous wine, especially considering the vintage. Best from 2022 through 2040. 97/100

Harlan Estate 2017