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2009 La Cardonne, Médoc (Previously $20) Top Pick!
2009 La Cardonne, Médoc (Previously $20)

89-92 points Wine Spectator: "Pretty blueberry and flowers on the nose. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Lots going on. Big wine for the appellation. Best in a long time from here. (Web-2010)" Decanter: "Purposeful aromas of plum, berry and oak. Pure with a lovely depth, freshness and drive. Quite lean, linear and attractive fruit. Hugely impressive - fresh, direct and comfortable in its skin." (5/2012) Jancis Robinson: "50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc. Deeply coloured. Invitingly rich and dark on the nose. Pure fruited, a little dusty in a good way, and already silky even tho ...Read More » 


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2004 Malescasse, Haut-Médoc Top Pick!
2004 Malescasse, Haut-Médoc

Decanter: "Lean but pure blackcurrant nose with attractive touch of mint. Ripe tannins, discreet, fine acidity, balanced and graceful. Drink 2008-14." (10/2007) Wine Spectator: "Shows currant and hints of dried flowers on the nose. Medium-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. Slightly hollow midpalate, but clean. Best after 2008." (3/2007) K&L Notes: This wine is flat-out delicious. Enjoy right now with a juicy hamburger. (Clyde Beffa Jr., K&L) 


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2010 Lestruelle, Médoc (Previously $15) Top Pick!
2010 Lestruelle, Médoc (Previously $15)

Jancis Robinson: "Pleasant floral bouquet, mingled with red cherries, red currants, and sweet spices. Firm but ripe tannins giving illusion of sweetness. Beautifully balanced. Not short of finesse at all." (9/2012) Wine Enthusiast: "This is a mint- and licorice-flavored wine, with its wood aging prominent at this stage. Full bodied, rich and concentrated, it shows strong signs of extraction that give it a bitter finish. Age this tannic wine for 2-3 years or more." (3/2013) Wine Spectator: "Primal and direct, with blueberry and loganberry notes backed by a charcoal edge which lingers through the finish. Shows l ...Read More » 


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2010 Raymond Lafon, Sauternes (375ml) (Previously $23)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Raymond-Lafon 2010 has a complex bouquet with lemon peel, almond and quince aromas, and is well-defined with an impressive sense of energy. The palate is well-balanced with a viscous opening, and well-judged acidity. It builds toward a rounded, pineapple and marmalade- tinged finish. This has good weight and presence with plenty of strikingly fresh acidity to keep everything balanced. This wine deserves a round of applause. (NM)" (4/2014)93 points Wine Spectator: "This is rather dense, with a core of almond cream, coconut, mango, creamed peach and dried apricot notes that shoul ...Read More » 


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1997 Fugue de Nenin, Pomerol (Previously $35)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The new second wine of Nenin, this blend of 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Franc is sexy, with abundant, ripe black cherry fruit, low acidity, and good length. It is an impressive debut effort from the new owners of Nenin, Jean-Hubert and Michel Delon." (4/1998) K&L Notes: This is the first vintage of this wine, blended from a variety of terroirs on the Pomerol plateau from this very large 32 hectare estate. 


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2012 Bois-Martin, Pessac-Léognan Top Pick!
2012 Bois-Martin, Pessac-Léognan

Situated between the great Château Fieuzal and Château Malartic-Lagravière just outside the village of Léognan, this estate, owned by the esteemed Perrin family, makes first class wines from 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, aged in barrique (25% new). Black cherries, dark currants, and a touch of spice with plenty of backbone and good acidity. 


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2007 Rouget, Pomerol (Previously $50)

Decanter: "Proper Pomerol richness and attack with black fruit. Fresh and forceful ripe fruit and perfume. Acidity adds balance; very fresh as well." (11/2010) Jancis Robinson: "Sweet and mellifluous and lively with some freshness. Well done! Good balance. Long." (4/2008) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This property appears to be making better and better wines with each vintage. The soft, silky, tasty 2007 boasts copious black cherry and ripe strawberry fruit interwoven with notions of sandy soil. Enjoy this medium-bodied, plush Pomerol over the next 7-10 years." (4/2010) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep, bright ruby-red. Musky, rather wild aroma ...Read More » 


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2011 Puy-Blanquet, St-Emilion (Previously $20)

Jancis Robinson: "Deep crimson. Gentle, dusty, inviting. Light, dry with dusty tannins. Strongly mineral note and really rather delicate. Not a great deal of depth but elegant. Paper-fine tannins and finishes fresh. (JH)" (4/2012) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Chateau Puy Blanquet has a ripe cassis and blueberry scented nose that is very primal and quite precocious for the vintage. Given time to unfurl in the glass it offers up attractive Margaux-like floral notes. The palate is medium bodied with quite a supple entry, light in the mouth but well balanced with soft landing on the finish. This will b ...Read More » 


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2011 Sigalas-Rabaud, Sauternes (Previously $50)

96 points James Suckling: "Wow. This Sauternes shows an amazing intensity of dried pineapple, mango and spicy botrytis. It really shakes you. Full body and very sweet, but with an intense, wild finish of everything. Speechless. Best ever from here. Hard not to drink it now, but better in 2020." (1/2014)94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Dry and spicy with layers of sweet, textured honey, this is a complex, structured wine. It has acidity, with pineapple and ripe apple flavors that are laced together with wildflower honey. The inner core is firm and dry. The wine will be ready to drink from 2018." (5/2015)93 points Wine Spectator: "This has sup ...Read More » 


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2011 Domaine du Bouscat "La Gargone" Bordeaux Supérieur (Previously $22)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Cuvee La Gargone (14% alcohol) exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color, abundant notes of sweet blueberries and black raspberries and significant density and richness. A major sleeper of the vintage, this blend of 60% Merlot, 20% Malbec, 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon should drink well for 3-5 years." (4/2014) James Suckling: "This shows lots of excellent fruit, with spices, chikies and chocolate. Full and dense. Fruity finish. Drink in 2016." (2/2014)  


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2005 Valandraud, St-Emilion (Previously $200) Top Pick!
2005 Valandraud, St-Emilion (Previously $200)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This may be the most prodigious wine Jean-Luc Thunevin and his partner Murielle Andraud have made to date. Inky purple to the rim at age ten, this wine’s explosive aromatics include espresso, chocolate, plum, blackberry and cassis. The oak is well-hidden behind an extravagant, full-bodied, multi-layered palate. Stunningly pure, super-intense and just beginning to move into middle adolescence, the “Bad Boy” of Bordeaux has produced a legend in 2005. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2035.(RP)" (6/2015)95 points Wine Spectator: "Dark ruby in color, with intense aromas of blackberry, mineral ...Read More » 


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2011 Certan de May, Pomerol (Previously $85)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Firm and concentrated, this wine has great structure and density along with acidity and berry flavor. There is an attractive final spicy element." (4/2012) 88-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby-red. Aromatic herbs, red fruits and a touch of game on the nose, nicely lifted by sweet spice and violet notes. Bright and fresh in the mouth, with the cassis and herb flavors nicely supported by lively acidity and smooth tannins. Finishes with a coffee note." (5/2012)90 points James Suckling: "The aromas in this 2011 are impressive, with flowers, plums and currants. Full body with velvety tannins and pretty, ripe, ...Read More » 


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1983 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien (Previously $229)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted at the Las-Cases off-line at The Square. Many years have passed since I last tasted the ’83 Las-Cases. It is reticent at first, like and old tongue-tied friend entering the room, then it blossoms with aeration offering scents of leather, chestnut, brambly black fruit and freshly rolled tobacco. The palate is medium-bodied with melted red-berry fruits, firm tannins and superb balance. Hints of bell pepper and sandalwood furnish the long, harmonious finish. This is a wonderful wine for the vintage that is drinking perfectly now. (NM-Wine Journal) ...Read More » 


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1983 Lanessan, Haut-Médoc (Previously $90)

This property is on the border of St-Julien and the Haut-Médoc, quite close to Beychevelle and Branaire-Ducru. This Pauillac-like property is a K&L favorite, known among Bordeaux enthusiasts as a great value producer that consistently "turns out wines that are often very close to classified-growth quality," to quote Robert Parker. (2/2009) 


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2010 Malescasse, Haut-Médoc (3L) (Previously $120)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Located in the heart of the Haut-Médoc, close to Lamarque, Malescasse is capable of producing sweet-tasting, friendly wines, such as this 2010. It’s bright, fruity and layered with acidity, and the firm tannins show through slowly, offering power and density for the medium-term." (2/2013)90 points Wine Spectator: "Dense and chewy, with espresso and baker's chocolate notes shrouding the dark currant, fig and blackberry fruit at the core, followed by graphite and anise on the finish for now. Should unwind with cellaring. Best from 2014 through 2020." (3/2013) Jancis Robinson: "Dark crimson. Rather gloss ...Read More » 


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2004 Les Forts de Latour, Pauillac (Previously $250)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red. Aromas of blueberry, plum, leather, tobacco and mocha. Sweet, plummy and pliant, with a creamy, fine-grained texture for the vintage. Very plush wine, richer than the 2006 and at least as long. Finishes with big but ripe tannins." (6/2007)91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Latour’s second wine is, as so often, on a level with many classed growths. In 2004, it is also a very faithful reflection of the vintage: fresh, lively and vital, with acidity and vibrant blackberry fruits very much up front. If not big, it is deliciously fresh and will develop well over five years." (6/2007)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "De ...Read More » 


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1995 Troplong-Mondot, St-Emilion (Previously $150)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Totally shut down and enclosed, with an impressively saturated purple/black color and a promising but tightly strung nose of mineral, vanilla, espresso, black cherry and currant, this wine has beautiful purity, medium to full body, relatively high but sweet tannin, and a long 30-35 second finish. The wine is very firm but impressive as well as promising. Patience please! Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020. Last tasted, 11/02. (RP, Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition)" (1/2003)91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Very good saturated ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of black cherry, chocolate and licorice; more ...Read More » 


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1995 l'Evangile, Pomerol (Previously $230)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red-ruby. Deep, superripe, fully expressed aromas of black raspberry, chocolate, smoke and leather, plus a ripe vegetal nuance that contributes complexity. Velvety, lush and full in the mouth, but rather closed following the bottling; the wine sweetness is currently restrained. Conveys a sense of brooding power. The silky, fine tannins hit the palate very late. A superb vintage for this wine." (6/1998)93 points Wine Spectator: "Beautiful aromas of crushed berries, chocolate and spices follow through to a full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a spicy, refined aftertaste. (W ...Read More » 


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2011 Suduiraut, Sauternes (Previously $85)

94-97 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(93% semillion and 7% sauvignon; 3.7 pH; 6 g/l total acidity; 150 g/l residual sugar; 13.5% alcohol): Bright golden yellow. Intense, deep aromas of ripe citrus, kiwi and guava are complicated by marmaladey smoky botrytis and a touch of honeyed mango, decadent notes that are rare in 2011 Sauternes. Very rich in the mouth, displaying extremely pure tropical fruit and acacia honey flavors that are given clarity and cut by harmonious acidith. Finishes very long and pure, with uncanny freshness that keeps this opulent wine light on its feet. This is far ...Read More » 


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1982 Cheval Blanc, St-Emilion

96 points James Suckling: "I have tasted this wine at least four or five times in the last two months and it is clearly classic. Some can be a little austere and thin though. This bottle was gorgeous with such pure and bright fruit. It showed aromas of dried cherries and mushrooms that turn to sliced ripe plums. It’s full with round and ripe tannins, and a long, long finish." (3/2012)96 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Amber-tinged red; based on other bottles I have tried, the color of this particular bottle seems slightly more evolved than usual. Penetrating aromas of strawberry jam, raspberry, red cherry, orange p ...Read More » 


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2010 Rollan de By, Médoc (3L) (Previously $150)

92 points James Suckling: "Beautiful note with lots of fruit like blackberries, crushed raspberries and some dark plum. Full and wonderfully velvety on the palate with ripe tannins and a sweet pure dark fruit. Already drinks very well, but a few years patience will be rewarded. Best ever?" (2/2013)91 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* A powerful selection, this is dominated by tannins. Under the firm structure, there is a fruity aspect that will develop. It has the potential to evolve into a full-bodied, intense wine that maintains a sense of elegance." (3/2013)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Consistently better than its humble appe ...Read More » 


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1983 Montrose, St-Estèphe (Previously $130)

Decanter: "Sweet coffee and fruit nose. Harmonious initial palate, with striking truffle fruit flavours and good balance and complexity." Wine Spectator: "Lovely dried cherries, light tobacco aromas and flavors, medium body and soft and round texture." (10/1994)  


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1995 La Conseillante, Pomerol (Previously $200)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Fascinating aromas of mineral, lilac and blackberry follow through to a full-bodied palate, with layers of silky tannins and a long finish. Just starting to come around. Give it more time.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2008. (Web-2007)"92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted at the La Conseillante vertical at Chez Bruce. This bottle of '95 just refused to come out an play, unlike previous examples. It had a very tight bouquet with touches of redcurrant and wild hedgerow, later developing more exotic scents of dried apricot and dates. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, o ...Read More » 


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WS 93 RP 92

1998 d'Issan, Margaux (Previously $90)

Decanter: "Subtle black fruits intermixed with spice and liquorice. Full Bodied, rich on the attack with soft tannin, fine concentration. An elegant and stylish Margaux. (CG)" (6/2002) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Readers need to pay increasing attention to the efforts of the young Emmanuel Cruse, who has racheted up the level of d'Issan's quality.The dark ruby-colored, elegant, finesse-filled 1998 d'Issan reveals a floral, licorice, herb, and blackberry/currant-scented bouquet. Medium-bodied, with sweet tannin, a soft entry on the palate, fine concentration, a pure finish, and moderate tannin . ...Read More » 


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2011 Margaux, Margaux (1.5L) (Previously $1200)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "** Cellar Selection ** A solidly structured wine, it is both elegant and intensely powerful. It is disclosing its fruitiness slowly, at the moment dense and concentrated. A restrained edge provides complexity and balance. It will need aging, so don’t drink before 2022." (5/2014)94 points James Suckling: "Fabulous aromas of flowers with hints of strawberries and currants. Extremely aromatic. This is full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a racy finish. It is very finely structured but chewy and austere. I like the tension to this. Try in 2018." (2/2014)94 points Wine Spectator: "This has a restrained core of stee ...Read More » 


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2010 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Administrator Christian Seeley thinks the 2010 is the greatest Pichon Longueville Baron he has ever made, equaling some of the estate’s colossal wines from vintages such as 1989 and 1990. It was certainly showing well when I stopped by the chateau in January. Opaque purple, with loads of charcoal, licorice, incense and some exotic Asian spices along with abundant cassis liqueur, blackberry and hints of roasted coffee and spring flowers, it is full-bodied and opulent, with relatively high tannins, but they have sweetened up considerably and seem less aggr ...Read More » 


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1996 Suduiraut, Sauternes (Previously $60)

89 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Slight SO2 and a whiff of licorice on the nose. Fat, oaky and moderately thick; fairly sweet but doesn't offer the shape or depth of flavor of the '97. The finish, though, is ripe, honeyed and long." (8/1999) Jancis Robinson: "Bright gold. Pretty simple on the nose. Very big and barley sugar on the palate. You couldn’t fail to like this even if it not one of the subtlest. Chewy end. (17/20 points JR)" (6/2011) K&L Notes: Pineapple aromas and up-front fruit on the palate. Very honeyed and rich. A powerhouse. 


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1988 Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan (Previously $200)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Aromas of iodine, pipe tobacco and red fruits follow through to a full body, with soft and silky tannins and intense flavors of tar, berry, and licorice. Beautiful texture too. Long and seductive. Really excellent. —'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). (Web-2009)"92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A gorgeous wine and one of the vintage’s most successful efforts, Pape Clement's dark plum/purple-colored 1988 has a nose of roasted herbs, sweet tobacco smoke, red as well as black currants, and scorched earth. The wine still has a deep ruby color, with only a hint of lightening at the r ...Read More » 


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WS 94 RP 92

2011 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe (1.5L) (Previously $320)

95 points James Suckling: "A dense, refined wine, with blueberries, blackberries and spices. Full body with integrated tannins and a polished texture. Love the mouthfeel to this. Extremely well done for the vintage, considering the hail in St Estephe. Try in 2018." (2/2014)94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Powerful, very rich and very concentrated, this epitomizes the opulent style of Cos d’Estournel. A sense of extraction is overwhelmed by the huge, ripe fruit. It shows velvet texture at first, but then the tannins come on strongly, leaving a wine that will age over many years. Drink from 2022." (5/2014)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Co ...Read More » 


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2002 Carruades de Lafite, Pauillac (375ml) (Previously $130)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Similar to its bigger sibling, but leaner and not nearly as concentrated, as one might expect being a second wine, the 2002 Carruades reveals the Lafite fragrance of lead pencil shavings intermixed with red and black currants, plums, and a hint of cherries. Medium-bodied, with tart acidity, this is a wine to drink over the next decade." (4/2005) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark ruby-red. Withdrawn aromas of currant and herbs. Dry and quite closed, with limited sweetness. Flavors of plum, leather and currant leaf show only modest ripeness. Firm acids give this wine a slight sour edge. ...Read More » 


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2001 Les Forts de Latour, Pauillac

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Increasingly one of Bordeaux’s finest second wines, the lush 2001 Forts de Latour exhibits a personality similar to its bigger sibling. Its deep ruby/plum color is accompanied by aromas of smoke, earth, black currants, and notions of walnuts as well as spice box. Round and generous. (RP)" (6/2004)89 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep red. Slightly leafy aromas of currant, licorice and eucalyptus. Sweet, sexy flavors of currant, minerals and tobacco; comes across as more pliant than the 2002, with a suggestion of more merlot. But can't quite match that wine for definition or grip. ...Read More » 


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2009 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien (Previously $380) Top Pick!
2009 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien (Previously $380)

99 points James Suckling: "Amazing aromas of cep mushrooms, dark fruits and fresh flowers, follow through to a full body and super velvety tannins with a long long finish. Gorgeous structure to this. Sexy and almost decadent." (2/2012)98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Leoville Las Cases may be the most open-knit and forward Las Cases I have tasted to date. Analytically, it is high in tannin and the alcohol is 13.8%, nearly a record at this estate. This blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc was showing brilliantly at the 2009 tasting I did in Hong Kong and at a later tastin ...Read More » 


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2006 Les Forts de Latour, Pauillac (Previously $250)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The brilliant second wine, the 2006 Les Forts de Latour, a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, possesses a dense ruby/purple color, a beautiful bouquet of asphalt, cassis, cedar, truffles, and earth, and a full-bodied, dense, beautiful style that is similar to a 1996 Pauillac. It will age effortlessly for 15 years. Latour's brilliant manager, Frederic Engerer, has purchased 15 hectares of old vine Grenache and Syrah in the Cotes du Rhone region, the Drome, at a cool-climate elevation. I can't wait to see the first vintage from this Cotes du ...Read More » 


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2001 Canon La Gaffeliere, St-Emilion (1.5L) (Previously $180)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Pretty berry and spice aromas, with hints of new wood. Turns to animal and meat character but blows off with lots of air. Decadent juice. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. Lovely stuff. Slightly reductive now, but this should come out lovely. Best after 2007." (03/04) 92 points Robert Parker: "...exhibits scents of espresso roast, cedar, chocolate, black currants, and cherries. With sweet but noticeable tannin, exceptional multilayered flavors, and excellent texture, elegance, as well as purity, it w... Read More » 


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1982 Troplong Mondot, St-Emilion (Previously $210)

Jancis Robinson: "Very dark crimson. Bit fragile. Very, very dry and dusty." (7/2002) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full, dark red, with an amber rim. Rather syrupy aromas of coffee, mocha and alcohol. Dense and thick but somewhat weedy; fairly penetrating and concentrated, but beginning to lose its fruit...." (7/2002)  


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1978 Figeac, St. Emilion (Previously $150)

89 points Wine Spectator… 'Surprisingly backward and tight, with currant and tomato aromas, full body, velvety fruit flavors and tough tannins. Still needs time to develop; drink in 1993 to '95.--Figeac vertical. (Oct-91)' 


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1998 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (1.5L) (Previously $250)

The best buy from the Medoc. Great dark purple color, outstanding balance. A dynamite wine that will last for years. Delicious black fruit on the palate mix well with hints of spice and coffee. 91 points from Parker... 'This opaque purple-colored, muscular, full-bodied, classically made St.-Julien displays impressive concentration, chewy, highly-extracted flavors of black fruits, iron, earth, and spicy wood, and a powerful mouth-feel. A pure, uncompromising, traditionally-styled wine, it is to be admired for its authenticity, class, and quality. Ant... Read More » 


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2004 Palmer, Margaux (1.5L) (Previously $500)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This stunning wine is one of the vintage’s great successes. Administrator Thomas Duroux has fashioned a modern day version of Palmer’s brilliant 1966. Displaying a rare combination of power and elegance, this dense purple-colored offering exhibits notes of blackberries, truffles, flowers, incense, and camphor. Long, classic, and medium to full-bodied with stunning texture and richness, this superb effort is a candidate for the finest Margaux of the vintage." (6/2007)93 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine hits the opulent end of the spectrum, with its dense, velvet structure, and supe ...Read More » 


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2009 Verdignan Rouge, Haut-Médoc (3L) (Previously $130)

89 points Wine Spectator: "Taut and racy, with a delicious beam of linzer torte, dried black currant and roasted fig flavors, all laced with tobacco leaf and espresso notes. The solid, racy finish shows nice length and cut. Drink now through 2016. (Web-2012)" K&L Notes: Situated near Pauillac, these vineyards are planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 5% Cab Franc. On the stone lintel of the door's oldest vat of Verdignan there is ingraved a date: 1720! The 2000 is a great bargain from Bordeaux. Great year, and this wine just tastes very good, certainly the best vintage ever produ... Read More » 


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1985 Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac (6L) (Previously $5000)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1985 Lafite is revealing more class and complexity than I predicted. A moderately intense, cedary, woody, herb and berry-scented bouquet is attractive. The wine is open-knit and ripe, with fine tannins, sweet, medium-bodied, mineral, and cassis-scented flavors, fine depth, and a graceful, harmonious feel. It is beginning to blossom and appears to possess more depth and character than I had thought. (RP)" (8/1993)90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium red. Rather unforthcoming nose hints at redcurrant and cedar, along with a faint herbaceousness. Strong in extract and high in acidi ...Read More » 


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1997 Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac (torn label) (Previously $700)

89-93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Very good deep red color. Complex aromas of black cherry, currant, chocolate, herbs, licorice and tobacco leaf. Fairly sweet and dense on the palate, with very good concentration and firm acidity for the year. This is aged in 100% new oak, but the wood is very much in the background. Finishes very long and subtle, with excellent grip and a suggestion of earthy terroir." (6/1998)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "It boasts an opaque dense purple color in addition to a gorgeously sweet, expansive perfume of cedar wood, black currants, lead pencil, and minerals. What follows is a fat mid-pala ...Read More » 


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2012 Climens, Barsac

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There was a common theme of spicy, honeyed fruit coming through on both the nose and the palate, one particular lot relatively high in alcohol that should provide the foundation for the more nuances pickings. In many ways, this is a quintessential Climens with subtle orange peel and mandarin notes allied with finely tuned acidity." (4/2013)  


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1999 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien (3L) (Previously $900)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The deep purple-colored 1999 Ducru Beaucaillou, which represents 60% of the crop, offers aromas of crushed stones, raspberry liqueur, and black currants. This sweet, pure, and harmonious wine possesses elegance, finesse, and multiple nuances rather than power, concentration, and structure. This is Bordeaux at its finest. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2018." (4/2002)91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium red. Aromas of black cherry, minerals and graphite. Sweet and harmonious, with impressive vivacity and purity of flavor for '99. Strong mineral and graphite notes contribute complexity. Not ...Read More » 


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1995 Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac (3L) (Previously $3300)

96 points Wine Spectator: "Intense aromas of blackberries, black licorice and currants, with mineral undertones. Full-bodied, with a solid core of tannins and a long, silky finish. Still holding back, but is concentrated and powerful. The 1996 is always talked about, but I think this is superior and will be in the future. (Web-2007)"95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1995 Lafite-Rothschild (only one-third of the harvest made it into the final blend) is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, and 8% Cabernet Franc. The wine was showing spectacularly well when I tasted it in November, 1997. It exhibits a da ...Read More » 


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