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2006 Harlan Estate Harlan Estate, Oakville, California, USA

In Bond case price:
Country USA
Region California
Appellation Oakville
Producer Harlan Estate
Vintage 2006
Type Red (Dry)
Grape Variety Red Bordeaux Blend
ABV 14.5%
Format 3x75cl
Packaging Original Wood Case
Duty Status In Bond
Provenance Acquired from the original owner, a Harlan mailing list subscriber who received an allocation directly from the winery; directly imported into the UK by Liquid Assets; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Stock 1 case (in stock and available immediately)

97 Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (May 2009)

Full medium ruby. Subdued but pure and vibrant nose offers black raspberry, minerals, licorice and truffle, all lifted by an ineffable perfume that carries through on the palate. Boasts terrific definition and energy; following the group of Bond offerings from '06, this tasted like a wine from another vintage. Very intensely flavored but wonderfully refined wine, with a light touch to its slowly mounting, highly complex flavors of dark fruits, spices, minerals, tobacco and spices. A wine of great finesse, finishing with superb tannins and outstanding lift. This wine has been a knockout from the outset.

96 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (December 2009)

The 2006 Harlan Estate has turned out better than I originally predicted. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by classic aromas of creme de cassis, melted licorice, smoked meats, burning embers, and graphite. It has thrown off some of the tannic clout it displayed last year, revealing great balance. A candidate for “wine of the vintage,” this dense, full-bodied effort has 25+ years of life ahead of it. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2035.

Vintage Format Packaging Stock Price Status
2015 6x75cl OWC 1 case £6,000.00 In Bond View
2014 6x75cl OWC 2 cases £4,500.00 In Bond View
2014 1x150cl OWC 2 cases £1,500.00 In Bond View
2013 6x75cl OWC 1 case £7,200.00 In Bond View
2013 3x75cl OWC 1 case £3,600.00 In Bond View
2011 3x75cl OWC 2 cases £1,900.00 In Bond View
2008 2x150cl OWC 1 case £2,800.00 In Bond View
2008 3x75cl OWC 1 case £2,100.00 In Bond View
2004 1x150cl OWC 1 case £1,350.00 In Bond View
2004 2x150cl OWC 1 case £2,700.00 In Bond View