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2014 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac Top Pick!
2014 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac

98 points James Suckling: "A stunning wine for this vintage although it’s still a bit shy on the nose (more spice than fruit showing than now). There’s wet earth, too, but on the palate it’s bursting with ripe yet subtle flavors. Very long and complex finish that goes on and on." (2/2017) 96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "A final blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, the 2014 Pontet-Canet is brilliant stuff, and I was able to taste this wine from barrel as well as multiple times from bottle, both at the estate and from a bottle purchased in the United States. It offers a sensational bouque ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2013 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine is rich, with generous black plum and berry fruits. It has a structure that is full, ripe and that will sustain the fruitiness of the wine over many years. The sensation is of velvet, with some force behind it. This remarkable wine will develop well over the medium term and then age for many years. Drink from 2022. *Cellar Selection* (RV)" (3/2016) 93 points James Suckling: "You really want to drink this the minute you taste it with chocolate, walnut and cedar aromas and flavors. Full to medium body, very refined and flavorful. Seamless structure. Stone, currant leaf and t ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


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

95 points James Suckling: "This is the best Haut-Brisson ever showing ripe dark plums and chocolate on the nose, which is so seductive. The palate is all about the silky tannins and beautiful fruit. Full body, gorgeous fruit and a complex aftertaste. So precise and impressive. Texturally complete. Drink or hold." (2/2018) 91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "The new wood flavors are strong here. They go with a minty character and bright acidity. The wine is dry and concentrated, with a firm core as well as juicy black fruits. It is beginning to balance well. (RV)" (4/2016) 92 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Made by Jérôme Aguirre, who previously worked at ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2011 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "So smooth, this is a rich, grandiose wine. Although it is full of black currant fruits and spice flavors, the texture is most impressive. Dusty tannins are integrated with juicy fruits seamlessly. The purest fruit flavors are allied to linear tannins in a precise yet generous way. The wine is evolving beautifully, but do not drink before 2020. *Cellar Selection*" (5/2014) 95 points James Suckling: "A wine with lots of ripe berries, verging on dried fruits. Full and chewy with ripe, round, chewy tannins. It needs lots of bottle age. A wine of steel. From biodynamically grown grapes, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2012 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac

93 points James Suckling: "This shows incredible decadence and opulence for the vintage with dried meat, black berry, blueberries and hints of mushroom. Full body, very polished silky tannins and a chewy finish. Lots of richness for the vintage. Persistent palate. This was aged 35% in cement eggs for 12 months. Better in 2018." (2/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This impeccably run, biodynamically farmed estate of Alfred Tesseron goes from strength to strength. The 2012 triumphs once again with its notes of dark plum, blackcurrant, licorice and almost a hint of truffle, its full-bodied, supple tannins, and b ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2016 Fonplégade, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

94-95 points James Suckling: "Tight and layered with beautiful fruit here. Full and chewy. Lots going on here. Interested to see its evolution. Velvety and rich. From organically grown grapes." (4/2017) 92-95 points Wine Spectator: "Lots of energy here, with a wide range of loganberry, acai and blackberry fruit flavors pumping along, backed by licorice snap and sweet spice accents. Has some heft, but this is vivid throughout as it relies on purity and a nice mineral underpinning. Strong showing. (JM)" (4/2017) 91-94 points Vinous: "The 2016 Fonplégade has been impressive on all three occasions I have tasted it so far. Deep, fleshy and sup ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2017 La Lagune, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival)

92 points Decanter: "This has clear damson flesh to the fruit, a good plummy wine with an elegance and freshness to the tannins. It's good, linear with a precision that you don't find everywhere. This is still not quite at the 2015/16 level of completeness, but delivers from start to finish, and is a wine that should age well. It has a 2001 type of elegance and lift with a tension to the tannins that gives confidence in its ageing ability. Now certified organic, in conversion for biodynamics. (JA)" (4/2018) 90-92 points Vinous: "The 2017 La Lagune was picked from 12 September until 30 September at ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Special Order