Harlan Estate 2012 – Napa Valley

Harlan Estate 2012 – Napa Valley

The nose is fruity, fresh, fine, nicely aromatic, very elegant and offers a beautiful finesse as well as a beautiful harmony. It reveals notes of juicy blackberry, flint and touches of cherry associated with slight notes of raspberry, blueberry, flower (violet, cornflower), slight touches of licorice stick, tea as well as slight touches of chocolate. The palate is fruity, harmonious, melodious, finely powerful, relatively aerial, nicely depth and offers minerality, a beautiful freshness, a great finesse, concentration, fat, suavity, a good structure, juiciness, complexity as well as a beautiful and silky matter. On the palate this wine expresses notes of fresh blackberry and black fruit cream associated with small notes of chocolate, toasted oak as well as touches of black tea and discreet hints of caramelization. Tannins are very fine, relatively numerous, elegant and structuring. Good length and amazing persistence with notes of ripe fruit, coffee and a few slight roasting notes. The finish is finely powerful. An amazing wine! Good job!

Note (Score): 19.5/20

Note (Score): 99/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 2016/08

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)