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2014 de Landiras Rouge, Graves Top Pick!
2014 de Landiras Rouge, Graves

95 points Decanter: "65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon. Great intensity of classic Bordeaux fruit on the nose, cassis, dark cherries and liquorice. The rich round palate is bursting with fresh blackberry and blackcurrant, lovely silky tannins great length all in perfect harmony. *Decanter World Wine Awards Platinum - Best in Show: Best Red Bordeaux Varietals under £15*" (6/2016) K&L Notes: This property is located at the southern end of the Graves region, very close to Barsac and Sauternes. It is one of the oldest in Bordeaux, dating from the fourteenth century. John Statton built the o... Read More » 


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2005 Larmande, St-Emilion Top Pick!
2005 Larmande, St-Emilion

92 points Wine Spectator: "Aromas of ripe fruit, coffee bean and sweet tobacco follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a long, balanced finish. Rich and layered. (JS)" (3/2008)  


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WS 92

2016 Tour St-Christophe, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Tour St-Christophe, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

96-97 points James Suckling: "This is superb: a triumph for the vintage considering how complicated it was in St.-Emilion. Elegance with power. Full-bodied, intense and forthright. Wonderful length and depth. Better than the 2015." (4/2016) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Tour Saint-Christophe, the Saint Emilion estate of Peter Kwok whose eye-catching terraced vineyard looks upon Barde-Haut from the other side of the valley, is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc picked between 5-23 October and matured in 40% new oak. It has a sensual bouquet with black cherries and cassis scents, the new oak neatly ...Read More » 


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2009 Coufran, Haut-Médoc Top Pick!
2009 Coufran, Haut-Médoc

92 points James Suckling: "Soft and fruity with milk chocolate. Full and round textured. Goes on for a minute or two. Excellent for the vintage. Better than I remember. And better in 2014, but why wait?" (7/2012) 90-92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Firm tannins, but also ripe, sweet fruits, with a fine balance. While the wine is on the light, fresh side, it does have a good, final structure. (RV)" (4/2010) K&L Notes: At the very top of the Haut-Médoc, embedded in a sea of gravel just next to the Gironde River north of St. Estèphe, sits the anomaly of the Left Bank: Château Coufran, the “Pomerol of the Médoc” as it’s been called du... Read More » 


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2009 La Fleur, St-Emilion

94 points James Suckling: "Wow. So much intensity of fruit here, with crushed blackberries, blueberries and sandalwood. Like looking down a black hole. Full-bodied, with ultra-velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Chewy, but caressing and gorgeous. Best ever from here. Great value! Try in 2018." (3/2012) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is pure pleasure, a hedonistic St.-Emilion fruit bomb with oodles of black cherry and black currant fruit as well as hints of sandalwood and underbrush. It is opulent, unctuous and loaded with fruit, glycerin and most of the earthly pleasures one associates with wine. This f ...Read More » 


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JS 94 RP 91

2014 Poesia, St-Emilion (Previously $50)

93 points Vinous: "The 2014 Poesia is a powerful wine with serious density and richness. Black cherry, plum, spice and leather emerge with great reluctance. This packed, structured Saint-Émilion is going to need at least a few years to fully unwind. Even so, it is both impressive and promising. Helene Garcin and winemaker Alain Raynaud have done a terrific job here. The blend is 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. (AG)" (2/2017) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Poesia 2014 was picked from 8 October until the 14 October, finishing with the Cabernet Franc. It is a blend of 30% Cabernet Franc and 70 ...Read More » 


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2013 Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot

91 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Very much on point with respect to its variety’s classic and close-to-succulent, dark cherry fruit but a well-balanced Merlot with a keen tannic spine and one that never errs to softness or loses its way to pushy ripeness, this continuous, nicely extracted version hints quietly at Cabernet in its solid, slightly tighter structure. It already shows plenty of depth and good range, yet it is bound to impress even more if set aside and given the chance to develop for another three to five years." (4/2017) 90 points Wine & Spirits: "Duckhorn takes the soft lushness of merlot and brings a ...Read More » 


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2016 Canon, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Canon, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival)

97-99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Canon makes it a double slam-dunk for head winemaker Nicolas Audebert and his team, as it is the second of two ethereal wines that will put the estate right at the top of the Saint Emilion tree. This year is a blend of 74% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Franc picked from 22 September until 10 October at 45 hectoliters per hectare. It delivers 14.02% alcohol and an IPT of 65. Matured in 65% new oak, it has a compelling bouquet with intense black cherry and blueberry fruit, a tincture of oyster shell, all with exquisite definition. The palate is medium-b ...Read More » 


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2013 Super Substance "Northridge Vineyard" Wahluke Slope Merlot (Previously $50) Top Pick!
2013 Super Substance "Northridge Vineyard" Wahluke Slope Merlot (Previously $50)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Reviewed last year under the K Vintners label, the 2013 Super Substance Merlot Northridge is a serious effort that’s reminiscent of a top flight Pomerol. It sports a deep ruby/purple color as well as ample black currants, plums, wet clay and earth in a rich, full-bodied, concentrated, layered package that’s already hard to resist. Nevertheless, I suspect it will be even better with 2-3 years of bottle age and drink well over the following 10-15 years. 94+ points. (JD)" (6/2016) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* Brooding aromas of blackberry seed, black currant and licoric ...Read More » 


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2010 Canon, St-Emilion

96 points James Suckling: "Wonderful nose with strawberries, cherry blossom, and vanilla. The red opens up with blueberries, milk chocolate and sweet licorice. Full and juicy on palate with pure dark fruit and velvety tannins. So nicely layered texture and long in the finish with red fruit and crushed chalk. The texture is superb." (11/2013) 95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Powerful, complex and ripe, this is a magnificent and concentrated wine. Juicy blackberry fruits, tight acidity and finely integrated tannins give a smooth, rich texture. This beautiful wine has long-term aging potential. *Cellar Selection* (RV ...Read More » 


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2012 Barde-Haut, St-Emilion Top Pick!
2012 Barde-Haut, St-Emilion

92 points James Suckling: "A dense and polished red for the vintage with dried strawberry, raspberry and chocolate character. Full body, firm tannins and a pretty finish. Needs two or three years to soften slightly but already impressive." (1/2015) 92 points Vinous: "The 2012 Barde-Haut is dark, fleshy and voluptuous, with notable depth and resonance from the Merlot. Mocha, bittersweet chocolate, plums and spices all add nuance, but above all else, the 2012 is a wine of spherical texture and intensity. Give it a few years to fully unwind. The blend is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, aged in 300-lit ...Read More » 


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2009 Moulin du Cadet, St-Emilion

92 points James Suckling: "A wine with very attractive berry and spice character and plums with citrus fruit. Full and silky with a lively finish. Better in 2018." (3/2012) Wine Spectator: "Quite fleshy and direct, with upfront oomph to the raspberry and blackberry fruit flavors, pushed by dense, but creamy, structure. Best from 2013 through 2019. (JM, Web-2012)" K&L Notes: According to Robert Parker: "Moulin du Cadet is a micro-climat of 12 acres located on the plateau north of St-Emilion. It tends to produce rather fragrant, lighter-style wines lacking depth but displaying attractive bouquets." (Bordeaux Book,... Read More » 


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JS 92

2014 Barde-Haut, St-Emilion

94 points James Suckling: "Very aromatic and chalky on the nose with blackberries and blackcurrants. Licorice, too. Full to medium body, savory and chewy tannins, yet this always remains polished with a long and pretty finish. Drink in 2020, but hard not to drink now." (2/2017) 94 points Vinous: "The 2014 Barde-Haut has turned out beautifully. Dark cherry, mocha, spice, leather and tobacco flesh out in the glass. Effortless, supple and nicely layered, the 2014 hits all the right notes. The midweight style of the year comes through very nicely in this classy, polished Saint-Émilion. Proprietor Hélène G ...Read More » 


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2016 Bellevue, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "This is very exciting this year with a profound depth and power of fruit in addition to mineral undertones. Full and intense. Great finish. Better than the 2015?" (4/2017) 93-96 points Vinous: "* 2016 Bordeaux Top Values* The 2016 Bellevue is simply extraordinary. The aromatics alone are captivating, but it is the wine's balance and poise that are most impressive. Graphite, gravel, smoke, licorice, crème de cassis and blueberry jam all flesh out on the palate as this deep, dense Saint-Emilion shows off its personality. Hints of blood orange and citrus add a touch of freshness. ...Read More » 


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2013 Santa Ema Merlot Reserve Maipo Valley

90 points Wine Spectator: "This lush and spicy red offers concentrated flavors of dark cherry, plum and dried raspberry that are creamy and rich-tasting. Milk chocolate and loads of Asian spice details fill in on the finish, revealing some savory touches." (2/2016) Vinous: "Bright purple. Dark berries, licorice and peppery spices on the deeply perfumed nose. Plush, round and seamless, offering vibrant blueberry and floral pastille flavors and a touch of succulent herbs. Nicely concentrated, lively Merlot with strong closing punch and supple tannins sneaking in late. (JR)" (6/2015)  


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WS 90

2010 Joanin Bécot, Côtes de Castillon (special label)

90 points James Suckling: "Fresh spicy nose with coffee, red plums and cranberry. Some vanilla, nutmeg and white pepper. Crushed chalk behind the fruit. Vibrant and juicy red fruit on the palate with ripe tannins and good length. Medium-full body." (3/2013) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Joanin Becot has a simple bouquet with raspberry and balsamic scents that open and muster more vigour with time, the oak nicely integrated and revealing floral tones. The palate is medium-bodied with a tannic, masculine entry. This is very structured with a dry finish, but ...Read More » 


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2005 Larmande, St-Emilion (375ml)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Aromas of ripe fruit, coffee bean and sweet tobacco follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a long, balanced finish. Rich and layered. (JS)" (3/2008)  


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WS 92

2013 Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot (375ml)

91 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Very much on point with respect to its variety’s classic and close-to-succulent, dark cherry fruit but a well-balanced Merlot with a keen tannic spine and one that never errs to softness or loses its way to pushy ripeness, this continuous, nicely extracted version hints quietly at Cabernet in its solid, slightly tighter structure. It already shows plenty of depth and good range, yet it is bound to impress even more if set aside and given the chance to develop for another three to five years." (4/2017) K&L Notes: This Merlot-dominated blend reminds us why Duckhorn ear... Read More » 


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2010 Franc Mayne, St-Emilion Top Pick!
2010 Franc Mayne, St-Emilion

94 points James Suckling: "Fabulous aromas of crushed blueberries and minerals with flowers follow through to a full body, with solid fruit and tannin structure and a long, long finish. Very intense. Better than 2009. Try in 2017." (2/2013) 92 points Wine Spectator: "This delivers the profile of the vintage, with spice-infused raspberry, boysenberry and blackberry fruit coursing along nicely, followed by delineated anise and spice notes, all carried by a racy graphite spine. Rock-solid and nicely balanced, this should age elegantly. Best from 2014 through 2024. (JM, Web-2013)" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "More closed than I remember from b ...Read More » 


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JS 94 WS 92

2012 Le Thil, Pessac-Léognan

90-91 points James Suckling: "This shows a lovely core of fruits with chocolate and berry. Full body, with a tender tannin structure. First red vintage from here for new owners who also own Smith-Haut-Lafitte. 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon." (4/2013) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The dark ruby/plum/purple 2012 exhibits notes of graphite, cedar wood, roasted herbs and sweet red and black currants. This medium-bodied, elegant yet rich wine should drink well for a decade or more. (RP) This 22-acre property was recently acquired by the owners of Smith Haut Lafitte, Daniel and Florence Cathiard. Sandwiched between ...Read More » 


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2014 Fonplégade, St-Emilion (Previously $35.00)

92 points James Suckling: "Dark-berry and oyster-shell aromas follow through to a medium body, integrated tannins and a tangy finish. An almost burnt lemon undertone. Linear and polished. Very solid. Drink in 2019." (2/2017) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Fonplegade has an almost opaque bouquet that demanded continuous swirling of the glass before it reluctantly offered blackberry, raspberry and cedar wood aromas, just a touch of fireside hearth in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin, the acidity finely tuned with a voluminous and vigorous finish of redcurrant jam, raspberry an ...Read More » 


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2016 La Conseillante, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

99-100 points James Suckling: "This is the greatest Conseillante in modern times. Full body and incredible tannins that are polished and velvety. The texture lasts for minutes. I am speechless. What a young and awe-inspiring wine!" (4/2017) 96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 La Conseillante is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc picked from 22 September to 13 October and 12-17 October at 39.5 hectoliters per hectare. Winemaker Marielle Cazaux told me that there is 13.8% alcohol, nearly one degree less than in 2015, with a pH of 3.65 and it is matured in 70% new oak. This has a succinct bouquet that is s ...Read More » 


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2010 Berliquet, St-Emilion

92 points James Suckling: "Attractive nose with fresh leather, blueberries and vanilla. Nutmeg, chocolate and cedar. Full and super round with smooth polished tannins and excellent fruit. Long finish with licorice and soft mineral notes. Wonderful wine that will drink well from 2016." (2/2013) 91 points Wine Spectator: "This is nicely cloaked with charcoal and roasted apple wood, while the core of steeped fig, blackberry and black cherry paste notes sits in reserve. The well-defined finish is mostly grip for now, but should meld in the cellar. Best from 2014 through 2026. (JM)" (3/2013) Jancis Robinson: "Glossy dark purplish cri ...Read More » 


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JS 92 WS 91

2015 Clos de L'Oratoire, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "A depth and texture that is very unique for this estate with blackberry, stone and mineral undertones. Full and tight. Wonderful length and style. Precise." (4/2016) 92-94 points Vinous: "A real stand out, the2015 Clos de l'Oratoire is powerful yet also wonderfully focused. Beams of acidity and tannin give the 2015 its sense of direction, while expressive floral notes add considerable brightness. The 2015 is intense yet also impeccable in its balance. The purity and breadth of the Merlot is striking. Readers will have to be patient with the 2015, as it is one of the most intens ...Read More » 


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2012 J. Bookwalter "Foreshadow" Columbia Valley Merlot (Elsewhere $30)

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Lighter in color, this blend of Conner Lee, Red Mountain Vineyard and Elephant Mountain fruit has aromas of freshly brewed coffee, dark chocolate, toasty barrel spices and red fruit, with the barrel notes taking the lead. It's silky-soft in feel, with generous raspberry flavors that show a pleasing sense of balance, all backed by a light squeeze of tannins." (7/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Incorporating 5% Syrah and 3% Cabernet Franc, the 2012 Foreshadow Merlot (aged 18 months in 50% new large-format French oak) has a slightly forward, superficial feel to go with lots of toasted ...Read More » 


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2016 La Conseillante, Pomerol (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

99-100 points James Suckling: "This is the greatest Conseillante in modern times. Full body and incredible tannins that are polished and velvety. The texture lasts for minutes. I am speechless. What a young and awe-inspiring wine!" (4/2017) 96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 La Conseillante is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc picked from 22 September to 13 October and 12-17 October at 39.5 hectoliters per hectare. Winemaker Marielle Cazaux told me that there is 13.8% alcohol, nearly one degree less than in 2015, with a pH of 3.65 and it is matured in 70% new oak. This has a succinct bouquet that is s ...Read More » 


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2016 Figeac, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Figeac, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival)

98-100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Figeac is a blend of 36% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc and 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, picked from 23 September until 20 October at 49 hectoliters per hectare with 13.9% alcohol. The acidity is 3.67 pH, and it matured in 100% new oak (focused on five cooperages). This is a property that opened a new chapter in 2013, when Michel Rolland's services as a master blender have been called upon and engendered far greater harmony between the three grape varieties, now all singing from the same hymn sheet. It has a crisp blackberry nose, a little closed at firs ...Read More » 


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2014 La Conseillante, Pomerol

96 points James Suckling: "Classical elegance in an uncompromising form, whereby the richness is beautifully interwoven with the dry tannins. The finish very long, savory and complex. A lot of delicate spicy and olive notes make this really complex." (2/2017) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 La Conseillante has a well-defined bouquet with brambly red berry fruit, minerals, touches of seaweed and light incense aromas that develop fine intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin. This Pomerol is very well poised with perfectly judged acidity. Whilst not a match for Titans lik ...Read More » 


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2009 Larmande, St-Emilion

94 points James Suckling: "A wine, with beautiful focused fruit of raspberries and citrus fruit follow through to a full body, with super polished tannins and a bright acidity. Very lively. The superb quality of the Cabernet Franc comes through here. Better in 2015." (2/2012) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Concentrated, dark wine that edges towards austere. Beneath this surface, the wine shows some generous fruit. Give it a few years and the more approachable nature will begin to show through. (RV)" (2/2012) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Rather dark and winey, with almost chewy-edged currant, plum sauce and roasted fig notes laced with bittersw ...Read More » 


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2015 Barde-Haut, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points James Suckling: "This is very rich and powerful with blackberry, blueberry, mineral and stone. Full body, very fine tannins. Very chalky and intense on the finish. Best ever?" (3/2016) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Château Barde-Haut was harvested from September 17 until October 1, a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc (the latter figure will increase from 2017 with new plantings.) There is no SO2 used during fermentation, just a little after the malolactic, especially the lots in barrel, the part in tank with almost no SO2. The alcohol level is 14%, which is still less than in the past ...Read More » 


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2013 Prisoner Wine Co. "Thorn" Napa Valley Merlot

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Merlot Thorn is essentially dominated by Merlot but has small quantities of Malbec and Syrah blended with it. This 4,000-case production cuvée is outstanding. Loads of chocolate, cedar wood, black cherry and mocha notes jump from the glass of this velvety textured, voluptuous and fleshy wine. (RP)" (10/2015) 91 points James Suckling: "This is soft and round with blackberry, walnut and currant aromas and flavors. Full body." (6/2016) 91 points Wine Spectator: "A firm structure combines with ripe, plush fruit to make a winning Merlot. Aromas of currant, espresso and grilled herb open to complex flavors f ...Read More » 


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2014 Figeac, St-Emilion

97 points Wine Enthusiast: "TThe classic blend for Figeac with its 32% of Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Cabernet Franc gives a beautifully dense wine with great tannins. The wine is perfumed while the complex tannins are finely cushioned by the generous black fruits and acidity. It is a wine for long-term aging. Drink from 2026. *Cellar Selection* (RV)" (4/2017) 96 points James Suckling: "The aromas of blackcurrants and fresh forest floor are evocative. Oyster shells and stones. Turns to blackcurrants. Medium to full body and firm and silky tannins that are polished and coat your mouth. The palate is ever dense ...Read More » 


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2016 La Fleur de Boüard, Lalande-de-Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

92-93 points James Suckling: "Chewy and dense red with licorice, blackberry and dark-chocolate character. Full body and a tight and firm texture. Shows lovely length, too." (4/2017) 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 La Fleur de Bouard has a generous bouquet with ample black cherry and cassis scents, with a touch of oyster shell and cold flint in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth and supple tannin. The tannins grip the mouth though it does not become too overpowering, while there is an attractive tobacco note that complements the dusky black fruit on the finish. A more classically styled L ...Read More » 


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2015 Tour St-Christophe, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "Extremely firm and silky. Dark berry, violet, salt and mineral. Full body. Energy, vibrant and verve. Layered and compressed. Best ever here. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc." (4/2016) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Tour Saint-Christophe, owned by Peter Kwok since 2012, is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc cropped at 33 hl/ha between 3-16 October and matured in 40% new oak. It has an intense nose, perhaps slightly on the alcoholic side due to the Merlot (14.8%). The palate is more controlled and refined. There is still some new oak to be absorbed, but the tannins s ...Read More » 


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2004 Pipeau, St-Emilion

91 points Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 Wines of 2007* Dense purple in color, with intense aromas of ripe fruit, spices and espresso. Full-bodied and chewy, with lots of fruit and velvety tannins. Impressive concentration for the vintage, yet balanced, caressing and enjoyable. Excellent. Best after 2011." (3/2007) 90 points James Suckling: "Flowers and berries with hints of Indian spices on the nose. This is very perfumed. Medium bodied, with lovely fruit and fine tannins. A bit austere, but with bright acidity. Very drinkable now, better get some steaks on the grill." (12/2010) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A classic St.-Emilion fruit bomb, th ...Read More » 


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2013 Rombauer Carneros Merlot

90 points Wine Spectator: "Plump and supple, with red currant and rose petal aromas and elegantly complex flavors of black cherry, mocha and spice. Drink now through 2026. 14,100 cases made." (11/2016) K&L Notes: When you hear the name Rombauer you probably think of buttery, toasty Chardonnay, but did you know that the first wine made by Rombauer Vineyards was a Cabernet Sauvignon in 1980 and it's first Merlot in 1983? From the winery: "Merlot’s finest qualities emerge in cooler climates and clay soils, thus it is ideally suited for the Carneros region, where San Pablo Bay meets the southern e... Read More » 


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2013 Duckhorn "Three Palms Vineyard" Napa Valley Merlot

93 points Connoisseurs Guide: "This very deep and involving wine is definitively Merlot in its unwavering focus on concentrated black cherries, yet it is far more than simply fruity and reveals lovely, sweet oak support with gentle notes of fresh loam. It has plenty of weight but is carefully constructed and matches richness with considerable refinement, and, if it progressively firms and tightens a touch as it crosses the palate, it exhibits remarkable stamina and fruity strength. It serves to remind that top-flight Merlot deserves a special place in the cellar, and it takes its accu ...Read More » 


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2014 Tour St-Christophe, St. Emilion (1.5L)

94 points James Suckling: "Fantastic aromas of blackberries, flowers, chalk and blueberries. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Intense and structured." (2/2017) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Tour Saint Christophe 2014 has a very pure bouquet. There is some new oak to be subsumed, but there is plenty of fruit to support it. The palate is ripe and sensual on the entry with supple tannin, plush black cherry and blackberry fruit with a generous, modern-style opening with commendable length. This could turn out to be one of Saint Emilion's classier offerings in 2014. (NM) ...Read More » 


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2014 Fonplégade, St-Emilion (1.5L) (Previously $65)

92 points James Suckling: "Dark-berry and oyster-shell aromas follow through to a medium body, integrated tannins and a tangy finish. An almost burnt lemon undertone. Linear and polished. Very solid. Drink in 2019." (2/2017) 89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Fonplégade 2014 has a surprisingly light and reserved bouquet: pretty and floral but requiring a couple of minutes to get into its stride. The palate is medium-bodied with good backbone, a little edginess coming through with aeration, although it remains stubborn and linear on the finish. It just needs barrel aging to knit the component parts togethe ...Read More » 


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2004 Barde-Haut, St-Emilion Top Pick!
2004 Barde-Haut, St-Emilion

91 points Wine Spectator: "A gorgeous nose of ripe raspberry, with hints of vanilla and blackberry. Intense yet subtle. Full-bodied, with lots of fruit, yet refined and layered with silky tannins. Long and caressing. Gets better and better. I like it more than the 2003 or the 2000. (JS)" (3/2007) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A dark ruby/purple hue is accompanied by sweet aromas of black cherries, crushed rocks, flowers, and subtle oak, moderate tannin, excellent ripeness, and a long finish. This charming, medium to full-bodied St.-Emilion offers plenty of punch and depth. If additional complexity emerges, it wi ...Read More » 


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WS 91

2015 l'Evangile, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 l'Evangile, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

99-100 points James Suckling: "What a wine here. It is so traditional and powerful with super depth of fruit and chewy tannins. Full body, incredible concentration and length. It’s so muscular and powerful. So minerally and nutty (walnuts). Marvelous." (4/2016) 96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 L'Evangile is a blend of 84% Merlot and 16% Cabernet Franc picked between September 15 and October 5, and September 29 to October 5 respectively. Matured almost in 100% new oak, it has a very pure and charming bouquet, the Merlot dominant and slightly shrouding the Cabernet Franc at the moment. It is worth staying with t ...Read More » 


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2014 Larcis Ducasse, St-Emilion

96 points James Suckling: "The nose is really glorious with strawberry, wet-earth, blackberry and dark-mushroom character. Full body, a solid core of fruit and beautiful tannins. It’s polished and velvety. Better in 2022 but gorgeous." (2/2017) 95 points Vinous: "The 2014 Larcis Ducasse is soft, silky and nuanced. Dark cherry, plum, tobacco, mint and spice flesh out effortlessly in a midweight Larcis that will drink well with minimal cellaring. There is gorgeous depth and density in the glass, but the 2014 also appears to be a bit closed following its bottling in May 2016. With time in the glass, the ...Read More » 


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2014 La Dominique, St-Emilion

93 points James Suckling: "This is a more extracted style of top Bordeaux, but there is plenty of ripe fruit and cool tannins underneath. Chewy and polished texture. Give it two or three years to open." (2/2017) 92 points Vinous: "The 2014 La Dominique is a big, powerful wine that needs time for the tannins to soften. Blue and purplish-hued stone fruits, licorice, menthol, spice and a good bit of French oak shape a powerful, deeply expressive Saint-Émilion that hits all the right notes. The 2014 has certainly developed nicely since I tasted it from barrel. There is plenty to like. (AG)" (2/2017) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Entici ...Read More » 


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2012 Fleur Cardinale, St-Émilion Top Pick!
2012 Fleur Cardinale, St-Émilion

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The flagship wine from the Decoster family, this blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon has been a hugely successful wine since they acquired this 58-acre estate and revolutionized the level of quality. This is consistently one of the best St.-Emilions and over-achieving for its classification. The 2012 has pure, striking aromatics of blueberry, black raspberry, minerals and flowers. Medium to full-bodied, ripe and multi-dimensional, with a beautiful texture, this is stunning wine that completely dominates its classification a ...Read More » 


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2016 Pavie, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

99-100 points James Suckling: "This is more compressed and tighter than the 2015. It’s full-bodied, but very tight and focused. So linear and long. Love the gorgeous finesse. Goes on for minutes. All about finesse...new profile." (4/2017) 98-100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Pavie is a blend of 60% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon cropped at 38 hectoliters per hectare between 10 and 20 October. The alcohol this year is 14.55%, and it is matured in 80% new oak and 20% one-year-old wood. As Gérard Perse explained, this is a Pavie that has taken stock and shifted in direction in recent years, ref ...Read More » 


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2012 La Fleur de Boüard, Lalande-de-Pomerol (1.5L)

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, it transcends the vintage boasting a black/purple color along with sweet black raspberry and blueberry fruit notes intermixed with spring flowers, incense, new oak and lavender. Rich and intensely concentrated, this beauty should drink well for a decade or more. (RP)" (4/2013) 91 points James Suckling: "A very polished red with plum, wet earth, blackberry and spice character. Full body, soft, chewy tannins and a juicy finish. Drink in 2017." (2/2015) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Glass-staining inky purple. Strong, sexy oak notes complement cass ...Read More » 


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2013 Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol (Previously $40)

88-90 points Vinous: "Crushed flowers, sweet red berries and spices are some of the notes that emerge from the 2013 Lafleur-Gazin. A soft, graceful wine, the 2013 possesses good overall balance, but only modest depth, something that is quite evident on the finish, where the drying tannins are pronounced. (AG)" (4/2014) Jancis Robinson: "Satisfyingly complete on the nose -- ripe black fruit, leather, cedar and bitter chocolate. A good brush of tannin on the finish, all in balance. Very nicely done. 17/20 points. Drink 2017 to 2027." (4/2014) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark ruby-red. Coffee, dark plum and strawberry on the s ...Read More » 


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2013 Clinet, Pomerol

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. A rich and structured wine, this combines both the ripeness of mature Merlot and a solid, dry texture. It’s full, with a good future. (RV)" (4/2014) 90-93 points Vinous: "The 2013 Clinet is terrific. Dark red and blue fruits, new leather, violets, menthol and sweet spices meld together in a wine of rare distinction for the year. This is one of the more pliant, expressive 2013s readers will come across. The finish is long, silky and polished. The oak needs time to fully integrated, but I don't think that is going to be a problem. This is a terrific showing. (AG) ...Read More » 


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2013 Keenan "Mailbox Vineyard Reserve" Spring Mountain District Merlot

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "As for the 2013 Merlot Reserve Mailbox Vineyard, this is 95% estate Merlot and 5% estate Cabernet Franc. This shows beautiful fruit, medium to full body, more layers of concentration and interest than the basic Merlot. The wine has excellent purity, loads of black cherry and mocha notes, along with darker berry fruit. It’s full-bodied, ripe and pure and at the same time never loses its sense of elegance or equilibrium. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. (RP)" (12/2015) 93 points Vinous: "The 2013 Merlot Reserve Mailbox Vineyard, from Keenan's Spring Mountain estate vineyard ...Read More » 


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2011 L'Arrosée, St-Emilion

92-93 points James Suckling: "Full body, with a solid core of ripe fruit and mineral, stone, chocolate and sweet-ripe fruit. Sold and silky tannins. Very well done for the vintage. I like this better than many past vintages." (4/2012) 88-91 points Wine Spectator: "Dark in profile, with a strong cocoa frame to the blackberry and fig notes. Polished in texture, but more heft than purity in the end. (JM)" (4/2012) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A juicy, seductive, dark plum/garnet-colored effort, this 2011 reveals plenty of bing cherry-like fruit intermixed with spice and earth notes. Round, plush, charming and delicious, this medium-bodied wine shou ...Read More » 


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