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2009 La Lagune, Haut-Médoc Top Pick!
2009 La Lagune, Haut-Médoc

93-96 points Wine Spectator: "Floral and precise fruit, with blackberry-skin character and mineral undertones. Full-bodied, with superfine tannins and a fresh, clean finish. Long and tight. Racy. Lovely texture. 60 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 25 percent Merlot and 15 percent Petit Verdot. This property is really on a roll now, delivering racy and structured reds; it gives much more freshness and character to the wine. (Web-2010)"95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "It is not unusual that the 2009 La Lagune is a spectacular effort given the fact that this estate has been making terrific wines over the last decade or more. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WS 89 - 92

2009 Les Allées de Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc Top Pick!
2009 Les Allées de Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc

90 points James Suckling: "Blueberry and fresh mushrooms, with hints of earth. Medium-to-full body, with medium chewy tannins and a medium finish. A little austere. Second wine of Cantermerle, which made a super 2009. Best in 2015." (2/2012) K&L Notes: This second wine of Château Cantemerle is primarily comprised of younger vine parcels from the esteemed estate. The wine has a similar profile to the Grand Vin, but is ready to drink within several years of harvest. That's now! A quick decant reveals generous fruit and and good terroir that is always welcome for under $20. It is comprised of 61%... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 90

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

Jancis Robinson: "63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. Light nose. Racy and transparent and early maturing but clean and focused. Very Cabernet. Not fleshy. (Good Value)" (9/2011) James Suckling: "Soft and drinkable now with plums and berries. Full body, velvety tannins and a delicious finish." (7/2014) Wine Spectator: "A smoldering tobacco leaf edge runs from start to finish, lending a nice foil to the core of mulled plum and blackberry fruit. Shows a flash of pepper on the finish." (5/2012) K&L Notes: A property very close to Pauillac that is one to watch in the future. Well-made, valu... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2009 de Chantegrive, Graves Top Pick!
2009 de Chantegrive, Graves

92 points James Suckling: "A solid red with ripe plum, cherry and vanilla character. Full and savory with round and ripe tannins and a long, intense finish. Approachable, but better in 2015." (7/2012) 89-91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. Solidly packed tannins, very firm and structured, a feeling of considerable extract as well as a high toast content." (8/2010)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A major sleeper of the vintage, this blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot is another 'best ever' performance. Notes of tobacco leaf, hot rocks, sweet kirsch and black currants are impressively displayed in this medium to full-bodied, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Beaumont, Haut-Médoc

90 points James Suckling: "Earthy and juicy with sweet tobacco and spice. Full-to-medium body, fine tannins. Drink now." (5/2013) 89-90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Lots of spiced wood, with sweet blackberry fruits. The wine is initially soft, but the tannins do kick in. The fruit finally has vivid freshness." (8/2010) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Wood spice, roasted herbs and black currants are present in this solidly made, supple blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot. Drink it over the next 4-5 years. (A member of the Association of Crus Bourgeois du Medoc.)" (2/2012) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Inky ruby. Captivating aromas of strawberry, vio ...Read More » 


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JS 90 WE 89 - 90

2009 Maison Blanche, Médoc (1.5L) Top Pick!
2009 Maison Blanche, Médoc (1.5L)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Vibrant, with nicely packed raspberry, fig and blackberry fruit carried by mouthwatering acidity and well-embedded structure. Lots of anise, spice and tar frames the finish. Stéphane Derenoncourt consulting here. Best from 2012 through 2019." (3/2012) K&L Notes: The blend for the 2009 Château Maison Blanche is 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Franc is usually not included in this wine, but was in 2009 because it came in so perfectly. This is stunningly delicious...blackberries and toasty oak abound. Will cellar well for five-pl... Read More » 


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WS 91

2009 Tronquoy-Lalande, St-Estèphe Top Pick!
2009 Tronquoy-Lalande, St-Estèphe

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "* Top 100 Wines of 2012 * The tannins are very fine, with rich fruitcake and smoky flavors. Red berry and black plums give a fruity character, along with delicious acidity. The wine is structured while still remaining very approachable." (4/2012)92 points James Suckling: "Big and massive wine for this appellation. Some may say too much but loads of fruit underneath. Full and chewy. Needs two to three years to soften." (7/2014)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Tronquoy Lalande, a blend of 51% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot, is the finest wine they have yet produced. It reveals an opulent ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Lestruelle, Médoc (1.5L) Top Pick!
2009 Lestruelle, Médoc (1.5L)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Nicely toasty, with vanilla and espresso notes up front, but the core of raspberry, blackberry and boysenberry fruit rushes in behind it, with a long, licorice-filled finish. Should settle in nicely. Stéphane Derenoncourt consulting here. Best from 2012 through 2017." (3/2012) Jancis Robinson: "Light crimson. Smells sweet and light. Very forward and rather soft but lots of fun. Fine tannins perceptible only on the very end of the palate." (4/2010) K&L Notes: You heard it from K&L's Clyde Beffa, Jr. (see below): "Buy cases of this." Here's an ultra-value, everyday Bordeaux that's got rea... Read More » 


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WS 90

2009 Reserve de la Comtesse Lalande, Pauillac Top Pick!
2009 Reserve de la Comtesse Lalande, Pauillac

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made from a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, the second wine, the 2009 Reserve de la Comtesse, exhibits notes of forest floor, white chocolate, licorice, black currants and vanillin-infused black cherries. It possesses a sweet, round, generous style given its high glycerin. Both the Reserve de la Comtesse and Pichon Lalande have about 13% alcohol, slightly lower than most Pauillacs achieved in 2009. Drink it over the next 10 years." (2/2012)91 points Wine Spectator: "Bright and sappy, with kirsch and damson plum notes streaking along, followe ...Read More » 


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RP 91 WS 91

2009 Caronne Ste-Gemme, Haut-Médoc

90 points Wine Spectator: "***Smart Buys*** Offers a dark, plush feel, with roasted fig and warm currant preserves notes flowing over dark tobacco and bittersweet cocoa flavors, followed by a solid, tarry-edged finish. Drink now through 2019." (3/2012) Jancis Robinson: "60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot. Intense and savoury-edged cassis with a very light leafiness adding freshness. Tight, tense and grippy at the moment but with the fruit to fill the core." (9/2011) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 is made from a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot. Attractive loamy soil not ...Read More » 


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WS 90


2009 La Tour de Mons, Margaux

91 points Wine Spectator: "This assertive red delivers bold flavors, with crisp texture, offering bright black cherry and pomegranate notes over firm tannins. Orange zest acidity carries this through the juicy finish. Drink now through 2020." (3/2012) Jancis Robinson: "40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 55% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot. A bit of Marmite yeast extract and a hint of moss on the nose. Very solid and firm with marked dry tannins after impressively ripe but not sweet fruit. More solid than a stereotypical Margaux but a very creditable wine." (10/2011) James Suckling: "Aromas and flavors of currants, coffee and chocolate fo ...Read More » 


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WS 91

2009 Plaisance "Cuvée Alix" Bordeaux Supérieur

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This reminded me of a really well-made, top-notch Cotes du Rhone. Why? Lots of kirsch, lavender, roasted herbs and earthy notes as well as hints of pepper and spice jump from the glass of this dark ruby/purple-tinged wine. Seductive, round and extremely attractive, it is everything a Cotes de Bordeaux should be, at a realistic price. For the statisticians, it is a blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc. Drink it over the next 3-4 years. (RP)" (2/2012) K&L Notes: This Bernard Magrez wine is a great value. Plenty of structure and grip o... Read More » 


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2009 de Fonbel, St-Emilion Top Pick!
2009 de Fonbel, St-Emilion

91 points James Suckling: "Intense aromas of blueberries and raspberries, with hints of citrus. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a fruity finish. Refined and firm. Best in 2018." (2/2012) 88-91 points Wine Spectator: "Pretty Cabernet Franc aromas of crushed berries and some milk chocolate. Medium- to full-bodied, with soft and silky tannins. Long sweet fruit on the finish. (Web-2010)" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made by Ausone's perfectionist owner, Alain Vauthier, Fonbel is a sleeper of the vintage in 2009. Raspberry and black currant notes intermixed with incense, camphor and a note of crushed wet/rock steeliness offer up a complex s ...Read More » 


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JS 91 WS 88 - 91

2009 Cambon La Pelouse, Haut-Médoc Top Pick!
2009 Cambon La Pelouse, Haut-Médoc

91 points James Suckling: "A little austere but shows chocolate, blueberry and hints of spices. Full body. Chewy. Needs about two or three years of bottle age." (7/2014)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another of my favorite estates from the southern part of the Medoc, Macau, this Haut-Medoc cru bourgeois is a blend of 54% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot. The alcohol was 14% and the wine bottled unfined and unfiltered by its consulting oenologist, the brilliant Claude Gros. Wonderfully dark ruby/purple in color, with loads of sweet berry fruit as well as hints of licorice and charcoal, the wine ...Read More » 


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JS 91 RP 90

2009 Brio de Cantenac Brown, Margaux

91 points James Suckling: "Wonderful perfumes of flowers and ripe strawberries, follow through to a full body, with silky tannins and a delicious succulent finish. Bright acidity too. Second wine of Cantenac-Brown. Best in 2016." (2/2012) K&L Notes: Cantenac Brown created the BriO label in 2001 to express the more modern aspects of the winery. The wine is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc, aged 12 months in 25% new oak barrels. Margaux fans will enjoy this well-balanced blend with bright berry flavors and intense, round tannins. This is the best Brio I have... Read More » 


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JS 91

2009 Baret Rouge, Pessac-Léognan

90-93 points Wine Spectator: "Blueberry and clove on the nose. Full-bodied, with soft and velvety tannins and a core of impressive fruit. Superfruity. 49 percent Merlot, 48 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 3 percent Cabernet Franc. (Web Only-2010)" Jancis Robinson: "Very dark crimson. Very sweet and succulent. Just enough acidity. Not too drying on the finish. Nicely judged - better than some of the grands crus. Drink 2016-2023." (4/2010) Wine Enthusiast: "Big, fat and juicy, this wine has soft tannins and a full-bodied structure. It is full of the superripe Merlot that characterizes 2009, making the wine develop relatively ...Read More » 


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WS 90 - 93

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." (4/2010) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This Merlot-dominated wine displays a dense ruby/purple color, soft berry fruit intermixed with mocha, and hints of white chocolate, herbs, and spice. It should drink well for up to a decade or more. (RP)" (4/2010) Wine Spectator: "Solid, wi ...Read More » 


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JS 92 WE 90 - 92

2009 Perron, Lalande de Pomerol

A blend of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Cabernet Franc, with bright berry flavors balanced by earthy notes, this wine is juicy and delicious. An everyday drinking wine from the famous Bordeaux region of Pomerol at a great value! 


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2009 La Lagune, Haut-Médoc (1.5L)

93-96 points Wine Spectator: "Floral and precise fruit, with blackberry-skin character and mineral undertones. Full-bodied, with superfine tannins and a fresh, clean finish. Long and tight. Racy. Lovely texture. 60 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 25 percent Merlot and 15 percent Petit Verdot. This property is really on a roll now, delivering racy and structured reds; it gives much more freshness and character to the wine. (Web Only- 2010)"95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "It is not unusual that the 2009 La Lagune is a spectacular effort given the fact that this estate has been making terrific wines over the last decade or ...Read More » 


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2009 Marquis de Terme, Margaux Top Pick!
2009 Marquis de Terme, Margaux

94 points James Suckling: "Bright, full ruby-red. Sexy, syrah-like aromas of blackberry, violet, smoke, game and underbrush. Densely packed and fine-grained, with lovely inner-mouth floral lift to its crushed berry flavors. A very rich and sweet style of Margaux, but the broad, dusty, building tannins call for some cellaring. Boasts excellent length for a wine from this chateau." (7/2012)93 points Decanter: "Sumptuous cassis and blackberry nose, with a good deal of new oak. Sleek, elegant, poised, with great intensity and purity of fruit. There's spice and vigour on the mid-palate, but it's taut, tight ...Read More » 


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2009 du Tertre, Margaux

93 points James Suckling: "Plenty of sweet tobacco with plum and berry character that follows through to a full body, with super polished tannins. Silky and stylish. Lovely chocolate, toasted oak and coffee too. Gorgeous balance. Best in 2016." (4/2012)93 points Wine Enthusiast: "A wine that continues the impressive rise of du Tertre. It is becoming one of the sure values of Margaux, and this 2009 is both ripe and finely balanced. The acidity boosts the rich fruits, sweet tannins and the warm finish." (2/2012)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A seductive, opulent, textured Margaux with notes of licorice, black fruits, asphalt, pen ink and truf ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco


2009 Brane-Cantenac, Margaux Top Pick!
2009 Brane-Cantenac, Margaux

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A spectacular effort from this estate rivaling their 2005, but more flashy/flamboyant, this dark ruby/purple wine has a strikingly intense nose of licorice, flowers, plums and dark berries. Medium to full-bodied, very approachable and silky, this suave, very sexy wine can be drunk early on as well as aged for 20+ years. (RP)" (2/2012)94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Warm and rounded, this spicy wine has wood flavors just showing through the ripe fruit. It is already delicious, with rich blackberry flavors right up front, although its aging potential is evident with the ...Read More » 


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RP 95 WE 94 JS 93
WS 92 ST 91
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2009 Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan Top Pick!
2009 Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan

98 points James Suckling: "Wonderful aromas of plums and blueberries and flowers. Full-bodied with plums, stones, hazelnuts and milk chocolate, and a long, long finish. Marvelous. Best ever. Try in 2017." (7/2012) 93-96 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Ruby-purple. Vibrant blackcurrant, blackberry and smoke aromas show noteworthy depth and purity. Big and ripe on the palate, but with lovely balance to its black fruit and smoke flavors. The very long, pure finish features a lingering mineral streak and very fine tannins. This exceptional vintage of Pape Clement packs an amazing amount of concentration on a seemingly weigh ...Read More » 


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2009 Le Bourdieu, Médoc

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is a lovely Cru Bourgeois: very pure and feminine on the nose with crisp red berries, redcurrant and candied orange peel. The palate is fleshy but not cloying with layers of ripe sweet red fruit, leading to a very lithe sensual finish where the oak is supremely well integrated. Bravo! (NM)" (1/2012) K&L Notes: Château Le Bourdieu is situated close to the mouth of the Gironde and is planted to half Cabernet Sauvignon and half Merlot. The river helps balance temperature and humidity and contributes to a gentle ripening process. The wine is fermented in steel and... Read More » 


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RP 90

2009 d'Escurac, Medoc Top Pick!
2009 d'Escurac, Medoc

Jancis Robinson: "50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. Cherries and a slight mocha note. Dense and savoury on the palate. Firm grip but fully ripe tannins. Needs a good bit of time. Drink 2015-2025. (JH)" (9/2011) James Suckling: "wine with a leafy and creamy character with hints of dried fruits. Full body, chewy tannins and a medium finish. Better in 2015." (7/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A sleeper of the vintage, this well-made Medoc reveals lots of cedar, tobacco leaf and black currant characteristics, silky tannin, medium to full body and attractive succulence and flesh. Year in and year out, d’Escurac is a majo ...Read More » 


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2009 Durfort-Vivens, Margaux Top Pick!
2009 Durfort-Vivens, Margaux

93 points James Suckling: "Loads of sweet tobacco and berry character, with hints of chocolate on the nose. Full body, with meat and earth. Juicy finish. Tannins build on the finish. Try this in 2018." (2/2012) 90-92 points Wine Enthusiast: "90-92 Barrel sample. Ripely juicy, a wine that feels fresh as much as rich. It shows extreme berry juice as well as acidity. But there is also some density." (8/2010)90 points Wine Spectator: "Plump and forward, with a tasty core of dark plum, fig sauce and blackberry preserves rolled together and pushed from behind by apple wood and tobacco notes. A flash of bittersweet cocoa adds length on the finish. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Nairac, Sauternes

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Nicolas Tari oversaw a sensational 2009 Chateau Nairac. It has a richer bouquet compared to the 2010 with exuberant, explosive scents of acacia honey, dried apricot and a hint of petrol that transposes the exoticism of the vintage. The palate is well-balanced with a viscous opening. There is plenty of vibrant spicy fruit, interwoven with orange rind and pineapple, leading to a beautifully focused an intense finish. Stack this high in your cellar. Drink 2016-2040+. Tasted March 2014. (NM)" (6/2014) 92-95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale, full yellow. Racy aromas of pear, apple, peach and ma ...Read More » 


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2009 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac
Bid on this bottle of 2009 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (96JS, 95RP, 95WE, 94ST, 94WS). James Suckling: "What a great nose of blackberries, currants and spices. Hints of fresh herbs. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and lovely fruit. Such finesse and beauty. Wonderful to taste. Reminds me of the legendary 1982. Try in 2018." (02/2012) 

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2009 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac Top Pick!
2009 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac

96 points James Suckling: "What a great nose of blackberries, currants and spices. Hints of fresh herbs. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and lovely fruit. Such finesse and beauty. Wonderful to taste. Reminds me of the legendary 1982. Try in 2018." (2/2012)95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A beautiful effort, the 2009 Pichon Lalande, a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, possesses copious mocha, lead pencil, unsmoked, high class tobacco, black currant, forest floor and herbaceous characteristics. It is a deep purple-hued, charming, surprisingly open-knit Pauillac with wonderful freshn ...Read More » 


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2009 La Salle de Poujeaux, Moulis

Second label of Chateau Poujeaux. As noted by Stephen Tanzer, "This large chateau, among the finest properties in Moulis, was purchased in 2008 by Philippe Cuvelier, who also owns Clos Fourtet. The same team of manager Nicolas Thienpont and enologist Stephane Derenoncourt was responsible for superb 2009s at both estates." Clyde's notes-Toasting, oaky aromas. After decanting the wine opens up to a red fruit forward beauty. 


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2009 Pédesclaux, Pauillac Top Pick!
2009 Pédesclaux, Pauillac

93 points James Suckling: "Huge improvement here. This is full-bodied, with super polished tannins and light smoky, chocolaty and plum character. Long and polished. Very fine indeed. Drink after 2016." (8/2012) 90-92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Packed with Cabernet blackcurrant flavors, very ripe and laden with blackcurrants. Great final freshness." (8/2010)92 points Wine Spectator: "An amped-up style, with showy aromatics of toasty spice and wood, but there's good solid density to the blackberry, black currant and fig fruit, and the toast melds into a more honest graphite edge through the finish. A solid expression of the modern style. Best f ...Read More » 


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2009 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac Top Pick!
2009 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An amazing wine in every sense, this classic, full-bodied Pauillac is the quintessential Pontet Canet from proprietor Alfred Tesseron, who continues to reduce yields and farms his vineyards biodynamically a rarity in Bordeaux. Black as a moonless night, the 2009 Pontet Canet offers up notes of incense, graphite, smoke, licorice, creme de cassis and blackberries. A wine of irrefutable purity, laser-like precision, colossal weight and richness, and sensational freshness, this is a tour de force in winemaking that is capable of lasting 50 or more years. The ...Read More » 


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2009 Branaire-Ducru, St-Julien

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Haut couture becomes a wine! This dense purple wine has the tell-tale notes of flowers and pencil shavings, and its broad aromatics are intense and totally captivating. Powerful, rich, and full, but less tannic than the 2005 and more opulent, this is a dazzling Branaire to drink between 2017-2035." (2/2012)95 points James Suckling: "Gorgeous aromas of dark berries and wet earth, with hints of graphite. Full body, with juicy, chewy tannins and a long rich, fruity, and succulent finish. Best ever from here. Try in 2019." (2/2012)95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Very supple wine, with great richness ...Read More » 


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2009 Gressier-Grand-Poujeaux, Moulis

Wine Spectator: "Dark and winey, with charcoal and tobacco notes framing the core of dark plum, steeped black currant and fig fruit flavors. The tight-grained finish is tinged with iron accents. (Web Only—2012)"  


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2009 La Tour Carnet, Haut-Médoc

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This dense purple wine displays notes of charcoal, subtle toast and white chocolate as well as blueberry and blackberry liqueur intermixed with hints of graphite and licorice. Dense, full-bodied, unctuously textured, and quite long and thick, this concentrated, impressively endowed wine is silky-textured and already accessible. However, I suspect its best days are at least 5-7 years ahead of it. It should keep for a minimum of two decades. One of the few classified growths in the southern end of the Medoc south of Margaux, La Tour Carnet has been owned f ...Read More » 


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2009 Potensac, Médoc

92 points James Suckling: "Blueberry and blackberry, with hints of sliced mushrooms. Full body, with velvety tannins and a soft textured finish. Best Potensac in years. Better in 2015." (2/2012)92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Shows smoky new wood and black currant fruit. This is a structured wine, powerful, while preserving just the right balance of acidity. It's dark and dense in character, yet with great freshness." (4/2012) 89-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark purple-tinged ruby. Initially reticent nose opens with air to reveal cabernet franc-driven strawberry, violet, cocoa and mineral aromas. Then broad and chunky in the mouth, with red berr ...Read More » 


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2009 Brown Rouge, Pessac-Léognan Top Pick!
2009 Brown Rouge, Pessac-Léognan

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "A deeply rich-colored and flavored wine, smooth and showing the great ripeness of the vintage. Acidity and firm tannins offer structure to what is a spicy, fruity wine, dominated by fresh black plum and prune flavors." (2/2012)92 points Wine Spectator: "Very tight, delivering espresso, iron and kirsch notes wound up at the core, covered for now with bay leaf, tar and roasted mesquite flavors. The long finish has nicely buried racy acidity. This is more lean muscle than overt power, and should age nicely. Best from 2013 through 2021." (4/2012) Jancis Robinson: "Oddly aromatic! Perhaps just a tiny tad o ...Read More » 


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WE 92 WS 92

2009 Duhart-Milon, Pauillac

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot, it displays an inky/blue/purple color as well as a big, sweet nose of creme de cassis, forest floor, licorice, lead pencil, cedar and subtle barrique smells. Viscous and full-bodied, it is the most concentrated and broadest example of this cuvee I have tasted in over three decades. It will be ready to drink in 5-7 years and should last for three decades or more. Consumers looking to maximize value should be checking out Duhart Milon, as this may be the single smartest purchase in this great and historic v ...Read More » 


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2009 Clarke (Baron Edmond de Rothschild), Listrac (1.5L)

Jancis Robinson: "Slightly peppery fruit and fragrant mid palate. Firm tannins but still pretty well balanced and showed well after a run of right-bank richness. Drink 2014-2023." (10/2011) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the better Clarkes ever made, this wine from the cool, backwater appellation of Listrac displays serious density, an opaque ruby/purple color, and lots of earth, black currants and raspberries. Drink it over the next 10-12 years." (2/2012) Wine Spectator: "This delivers a direct beam of red and black currant fruit, liberally laced with tobacco and roasted cedar notes that hang through the lightly fi ...Read More » 


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2009 Trapaud, St-Emilion

This nicely affordable Saint-Emilion Grand Cru is composed of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, from a single vineyard in the first year of its conversion to organics. Winner of a Gold Medal at the Concours Agricole de Paris in 2011, it's a fan favorite in France, but a little off the radar hereabouts. On the wine list at the fabulous restaurant Jole in Calistoga. 


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2009 Cambon La Pelouse, Haut-Médoc (1.5L)

92 points James Suckling: "I like the depth of fruit and grip to this, with a lovely chocolate and berry character. Medium-to-full body with layers of fruit. Very long and pretty." (5/2013)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another of my favorite estates from the southern part of the Medoc, Macau, this Haut-Medoc cru bourgeois is a blend of 54% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot. The alcohol was 14% and the wine bottled unfined and unfiltered by its consulting oenologist, the brilliant Claude Gros. Wonderfully dark ruby/purple in color, with loads of sweet berry fruit as well as hints of licorice and ...Read More » 


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JS 92 RP 90

2009 Malartic-Lagravière Pessac-Léognan

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Almost sweet in its richness, this is a deliciously fruity wine. The structure and tannins are almost buried among all of the velvety fruits, ripe berry flavors and layered wood notes. That said, it still has complexity and richness that promise aging, with the final acidity giving some brightness." (9/2012)93 points James Suckling: "Aromas of blueberries, spices and bark follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a long silky textured finish. Very fine indeed. Best ever from here. Try it in 2017." (2/2012)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Probably the best wine that has come from this estate, along wit ...Read More » 


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2009 Cap de Faugeres, Côtes de Castillon (3L)

91 points James Suckling: "This is pretty, earthy and spicy, with blueberry and blackberry character. Full body, with polished tannins and a lively finish. The dried citrus fruit really comes through here. Better in 2015, but so delicious now." (2/2012)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 is possibly the best Cap de Faugeres yet made, a sleeper of the vintage, and a realistically priced one at that. A blend of 85% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon that hit 14% natural alcohol, the wine displays loads of charcoal, blackberry, espresso roast and white chocolate. It is full-bodied, unctuo ...Read More » 


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JS 91 RP 91

2009 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien

98 points Wine Enthusiast: "*#3 on Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2012* A major success of the vintage. The wine exhibits extreme richness of the fruit, with all its sweet blackberry flavors. It also has underlying firm structure, density and solid tannins. Bring in the acidity at the end, and this is both impressive and ready for long-term aging." (2/2012)96 points James Suckling: "Very floral, with fresh mushrooms and currants on the nose. Full body, with powerful tannins, yet polished and refined. Lovely length. Vibrant acidity. Well structured. Try after 2018." (2/2012)95 points Wine Spectator: "*#6 on Wine Spectator ...Read More » 


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2009 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe

100 points James Suckling: "What a fabulous nose of currants, raspberries and Indian spices. Nutmeg and clover. Full-bodied, with an amazing precision and superb compacted fruit. Endless. Laser guided. Shows such intensity. Decadent and rich and changing all the time. Mystical wine. Dense, yet agile. More refined than when I tasted it in November in Hong Kong. Try in 2018." (2/2012)100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the greatest young wines I have ever tasted, the monumental 2009 Cos d'Estournel has lived up to its pre-bottling potential. A remarkable effort from winemaking guru Jean-Guillaume Prats and owner ...Read More » 


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2009 Les Trois Croix, Fronsac

90 points Wine Spectator: "This has a taut chalky frame to the core of dark currant, plum and blackberry fruit. Smoldering tobacco and singed iron notes hang through the light toasty finish. Should soften nicely in the cellar. Best from 2013 through 2020. (Web-2012)" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The former general administrator of Mouton-Rothschild, Patrick Leon, owns this property (and I believe it is also his residence). He has made a delicious, pure, velvety-textured, deep ruby/plum-colored wine with oodles of blueberry and black raspberry fruit. Some sandy soil notes also make an appearance, and the wine ov ...Read More » 


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WS 90

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