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The November 2017 Distinguished Cellar Auction, Part I

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Auction Ends: 11/16/2017 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #408. Harlan Estate 2002

Description: Consists of 5 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 100 RP.
"The extraordinary Harlan Estate, which I awarded 100 points seven years ago, offers no justifiable reason to doubt its perfect score. It is still a baby, with an inky purple color and notes of smoky camphor intermixed with creme de cassis, Asian soy and a hint of cedar beginning to emerge as well as some espresso and subtle damp forest floor notes. The wine has awesome intensity, a full-bodied mouthfeel, a skyscraper-like texture, and a finish that goes on for close to a minute. This is a perfect wine, still youthful and young, and not even in full adolescence as of 2012. It has 40 or more years ahead of it, but should hit its plateau of full maturity in another 5-10 years. It is certainly one of the most showy , flamboyant and remarkable Harlan Estates made to date. (More recently, the 2007 tends to resemble this wine more than any other vintage I can think of.) Kudos to Bill Harlan!" Wine Advocate #201, Jun 2012
Provenance: The Clover Collection
Notes: 3 very lightly scuffed and 2 nicked labels.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $3,750


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