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2011 Rieussec, Sauternes

96-97 points James Suckling: "This shows incredible freshness and power, with dried pineapples, mangoes and papayas. Full body, medium-sweet with electrifying acidity. Vibrates your palate. Barrel sample still." (2/2014) 96 points Wine Spectator: "Intense, with ginger, yellow apple chutney, dried pineapple and papaya flavors coursing through a finish that brims with singed almond and lemon chiffon flavors. This retains a touch of youthful rawness, featuring a bitter orange note that's yet to be absorbed. No need to rush or worry here. Best from 2018 through 2040. (JM)" (2/2015) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 h ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2011 Pauillac de Latour, Pauillac

90 points James Suckling: "This shows a frankness and beauty for a 2011 from the third wine of Latour. Bright and fresh with firm tannins and a currant and berry character." (2/2014) Jancis Robinson: "Made with the young vines of the estate with Merlot dominant. Very deep crimson still. Sweet and round. Super charming. Fragrant and floral. Released 2015 and delivering lots of fun." (7/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Pauillac de Latour 2011 preceded the release of the 2010 Pauillac de Latour. It has a pleasant sous-bois and cedar-scented bouquet with a mote of chalk dust. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet and surprisi ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

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2011 Climens, Barsac (375ml)

95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasting through individual lots, I was struck by their purity and tautness, developing engaging floral aromas with aeration, with occasional notes of yellow plum and ginger. On the palate, once again there is a common theme of purity and crisp acidity, although they alternated between a lighter and a more mellifluous style. One or two significant lots demonstrated enticing spicy notes that define great Climens. There is certainly enormous potential here, one that beckons an intense, vivacious Barsac underpinned by freshness and focus. The 2011 was picke ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2011 d'Yquem, Sauternes

99 points Wine Spectator: "A lovely, creamy, tropical style, with mango, papaya and guava notes lending a caressing feel, while singed almond and warm piecrust accents blossom through the lush finish. Just when you think that's all there is, toasted coconut, fig, orange blossom and persimmon details kick in, lending length and dimension. The finish is ridiculously long. Best from 2020 through 2060. (JM)" (3/2014) 98 points James Suckling: "Crazy minerality to this, with lots of dried mango, pineapple and papaya on the nose. Botrytis-spice and nutmeg undertones. Full body, very sweet, with superb depth of frui ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2011 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (1.5L)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a luxurious wine that’s opulently rich. Ripe black fruits dominate, lending fullness to the firm structure in the backdrop. It’s a wine with great potential, density and weight. Touches of chocolate and licorice combine with flavors of dark plum, toast and spice. Drink from 2018. (RV)" (2/2014) 93 points James Suckling: "A dense, chewy wine for the vintage, with plum, currant and blackberry character. Full body, polished tannic texture and a bright finish. Very pretty indeed. This needs time to soften. Try in 2019." (2/2014) 92 points Wine Spectator: "This has solid guts, with plum, currant and blackber ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2011 Clos Fourtet, St-Emilion (1.5L)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Clos Fourtet is a continuing success. This 2011 is both rich and seriously structured. Ripe, with a mineral character, it starts firm and then shows generous blackberry fruits. Still young, it should not be drunk before 2018. *Cellar Selection* (RV)" (5/2014) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is another brilliant offering from Philippe Cuvelier, who has totally revolutionized the quality of this famous estate. The 2011 Clos Fourtet exhibits a dense blue/purple color as well as beautiful notes of creme de cassis, blueberries and raspberries, a complete as well as layered mid-palate, sw ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2011 Les Forts de Latour, Pauillac

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "*** Cellar Selection *** This wine is characterized by both structure and rich fruitiness. A dark, smoky character brings out the solid tannins that underlie the black currant fruitiness and the balance. Although it doesn’t have power, an intensity gives a flavor that lasts in the mouth. Drink this wine from 2018. (RV)" (5/2014) 92 points Vinous: "A wonderful surprise today, the 2011 Les Forts de Latour is terrific. Pliant, silky and racy, the 2011 offers considerable suppleness and sheer appeal. Hints of sweet tobacco, herb, licorice, cloves and leather add aromatic nuance ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2011 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml)

99 points Wine Spectator: "A lovely, creamy, tropical style, with mango, papaya and guava notes lending a caressing feel, while singed almond and warm piecrust accents blossom through the lush finish. Just when you think that's all there is, toasted coconut, fig, orange blossom and persimmon details kick in, lending length and dimension. The finish is ridiculously long. Best from 2020 through 2060. (JM)" (3/2014) 98 points James Suckling: "Crazy minerality to this, with lots of dried mango, pineapple and papaya on the nose. Botrytis-spice and nutmeg undertones. Full body, very sweet, with superb depth of frui ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2011 Climens, Barsac

95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasting through individual lots, I was struck by their purity and tautness, developing engaging floral aromas with aeration, with occasional notes of yellow plum and ginger. On the palate, once again there is a common theme of purity and crisp acidity, although they alternated between a lighter and a more mellifluous style. One or two significant lots demonstrated enticing spicy notes that define great Climens. There is certainly enormous potential here, one that beckons an intense, vivacious Barsac underpinned by freshness and focus. The 2011 was picke ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2011 Chapelle d'Ausone, St-Emilion

93 points James Suckling: "Wonderful aromas of dried berry and light black truffle. Full body, intense tannins and a long, flavorful finish. This shows backbone and depth." (8/2014) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "This complex wine has rich tannins and layers of new wood atop dark black berries. At the same time, it is rounding out well, offering spice, sweet acidity and a terse freshness that is infectious. It's a very fruity wine for the medium term. Drink from 2017. (RV)" (10/2014) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The beautiful second wine is Alain Vauthier’s 2011 La Chapelle d’Ausone. It possesses a dense ruby/purple color along with the nobili ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2011 La Conseillante, Pomerol

93 points James Suckling: "This has evolved beautifully. The nose shows black truffles, berries and chocolate character. This is full-bodied, with very firm but polished tannins and a long, focused finish. Needs three to four years to soften, but a pretty, balanced wine for the vintage." (2/2014) 90-93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby. Explosively aromatic nose combines blackcurrant, black cherry, candied violet and cocoa, complicated by minerals and dried herbs. Juicy, vinous and penetrating, with noteworthy energy to the sharply delineated flavors of cassis, sweet spices, pepper and fresh herbs. This very c ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2011 d'Yquem, Sauternes (1.5L)

99 points Wine Spectator: "A lovely, creamy, tropical style, with mango, papaya and guava notes lending a caressing feel, while singed almond and warm piecrust accents blossom through the lush finish. Just when you think that's all there is, toasted coconut, fig, orange blossom and persimmon details kick in, lending length and dimension. The finish is ridiculously long. Best from 2020 through 2060." (3/2014) 98 points James Suckling: "Crazy minerality to this, with lots of dried mango, pineapple and papaya on the nose. Botrytis-spice and nutmeg undertones. Full body, very sweet, with superb depth of fruit and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2011 Gazin, Pomerol (1.5L)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A powerful, virile 2011, Gazin reveals a dense ruby/purple color, a big, meaty, earthy richness, lots of coffee, black cherry liqueur and spice notes, and a full-bodied mouthfeel. It will benefit from another 3-4 years of cellaring and should keep for 15+ years. (RP)" (4/2014) 90 points James Suckling: "A clean and fruity wine with currants, berries and minerals. Medium body, lightly chewy tannins and a pretty austerity. Drinking well now." (11/2015) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium bright ruby. Sappy aromas of black cherry, blackberry, violet and sassafras. Fresh and juicy, with nicely textured, concentrated ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2011 Vieux-Château-Certan, Pomerol (soiled/torn label)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Barrel sample.* A beautifully-perfumed wine with ripe, soft tannins and sweet fruit. It has density yet the tannins are so velvety and ripe." (5/2012) 96 points James Suckling: "The aromas of this are so gorgeous, with blackberries, black cherries and wet earth. Full body with super-fine tannins and bright acidity. A firm, tightly structured young red with orange peel and other citrus fruit. This is so focused and straight. Try in 2018." (1/2014) 94 points Wine Spectator: "Very deep and broad for the vintage, this sports ample toast and loam notes, showing remarkable polish and heft. A core of ganache, fig, bo ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse