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2013 l'Avocat Blanc, Graves

Ch. L’Avocat is from the small commune of Cerons, which is located just north of Barsac and Sauternes in the southern Graves appellation. I met Nicola Allison at a small conference of Women from Bordeaux and Napa Valley in Napa earlier. She followed my advice by sending her wines to our hotel in April to be tasted and Clyde and I liked them. I followed up by visiting the estate almost 8 weeks later and was shown the gravely, plateau vineyards by her husband Sean who manages the vines. The vineyards were purchased by the Allisons in 2002; the fruit was pr... Read More » 


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2012 Le Thil, Pessac-Léognan Top Pick!
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. This 22-acre property was recently acquired by the owners of Smith Haut Lafitte, Daniel and Florence Cathiard. Sandwiched between the ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2015 Malartic-Lagravière, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Malartic-Lagravière, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

96-97 points James Suckling: "This shows fabulous depth of fruit and ripe tannins that last for minutes. Full body. Insane finish. Powerful. Greatest ever from here." (3/2016) 95-97 points Vinous: "The 2015 Malartic Lagravière is a total rock star. Deep, powerful and exotic, the 2015 sweeps across the palate with stunning richness and intensity. The creamy voluptuousness of the vintage is on full display. The blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc works beautifully here. Rich, unctuous and also super-expressive, the 2015 is bursting at the seams with intensity. Da ...Read More » 


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2012 L'Avocat Rouge, Graves Top Pick!
2012 L'Avocat Rouge, Graves

Ch. L’Avocat is from the small commune of Cerons, which is located just north of Barsac and Sauternes in the southern Graves appellation. I met Nicola Allison at a small conference of Women from Bordeaux and Napa Valley in Napa earlier. She followed my advice by sending her wines to our hotel in April to be tasted and Clyde and I liked them. I followed up by visiting the estate almost 8 weeks later and was shown the gravely, plateau vineyards by her husband Sean who manages the vines. The vineyards were purchased by the Allisons in 2002; the fruit was pr... Read More » 


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2010 Haut-Bergey, Pessac-Léognan (Previously $48.00)

92-93 points James Suckling: "This is a wine that shows lots of chocolate, tobacco and currants. Full body, with velvety tannins and a long finish. All there." (4/2011) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From Helene Garcin, this blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot displays classic tobacco leaf and smoky barbecue notes along with rich black currants and crushed rocks in a medium to full-bodied, seductive, attractively up-front style. Some Asian plum sauce is also noticeable in this complex, evolved and delicious wine, which can be drunk over the next 10-15 years. It is a sleeper of the vintage. (RP)" (2/2013) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Of ...Read More » 


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2011 Lamouroux, Graves

Wine Spectator: "Pepper and tar notes lead the way, with briar-framed plum and black currant fruit forming the core. A tarry accent echoes through the finish. (JM, Web-2014)"  


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2014 Haut-Vigneau, Pessac-Léognan Top Pick!
2014 Haut-Vigneau, Pessac-Léognan

James Suckling: "A little lean with blueberry, mineral and walnut character. Medium body." (3/2015) K&L Notes: Château Haut-Vigneau is owned by Eric Perrin, the son of the late Anthony Perrin of Château Carbonnieux fame. This property is one of the best value reds in all of Bordeaux. (Clyde Beffa, K&L Co-Owner and Bordeaux Buyer) 


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2015 Lamouroux Blanc, Graves

The second label of Grand Enclos du Château de Cérons. 60% Semillon, 30% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Sauvignon Gris. A K&L staff favorite for value in Bordeaux Blanc. 


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2014 Pessac-Léognan de Haut Bailly, Pessac-Leognan

Château Haut-Bailly can trace its origins back to the 16th century, but it’s been managed by a member of the Sanders family since the Belgian merchant Daniel Sanders bought the property in 1955 and began to restore the quality and reputation of the wine. Today it’s managed by his granddaughter Veronique Sanders who has put together an outstanding cuvee under the property's third label: the Pessac-Léognan de Haut Bailly. While 2014 was a difficult vintage, this wine is a shining star; especially considering the price and the quality of the vineyards invol... Read More » 


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2013 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) Back In Stock!
2013 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "Dense yet agile Smith with dried apple, lemon, aniseed, and gunpowder aromas and flavors. Some stones too. Full body, very racy and fine." (2/2016) 96 points Wine Spectator: "This has a gorgeous feel, with opulent fruit offset by racy herb notes and acidity as lemon sherbet, shortbread and white peach flavors are backed by a salted butter– and tarragon-laced finish. Hints of talc and fennel skitter in the background. Seriously long and still a touch youthful on the finish, this is one for the cellar. Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris and Sémillon. (JM)" (12/2015) 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This spectacular dry wh ...Read More » 


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2015 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

98-100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Haut Brion, a blend of 50% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, was picked between 8 September and 5 October, and is matured in the same level of new oak (78%) and IPT (75) as the La Mission. It has a heavenly bouquet that like the La Mission bestows instant gratification - a veritable kaleidoscope of aromas so crystalline that you can pick them out one by one: dark plum, blackcurrant, Kalamata olive and graphite. It is tempting to just nose this all day. The palate has an indescribably stunning balance and like the La Mission, ...Read More » 


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2012 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The classic 2012 Haut-Bailly is staggeringly great wine, with a stunning bouquet of lead pencil shavings, blueberries, black raspberries and blackcurrants and perhaps a touch of spring flowers, followed by a medium to full-bodied wine with an almost seamless integration of wood, alcohol and tannin. It is rich, concentrated, stunningly supple, pure and a total hedonistic and intellectual turn-on. This wine defines what is meant by intensity of flavor, but it is light on its feet, à la great cuisine. It should be drinkable reasonably young, but age effortl ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan

94 points James Suckling: "Extremely complex with cinnamon, dried fruits and dried flowers. Full body, super-integrated tannins and a silky, polished finish. Very impressive. Better in 2018 but very beautiful already." (2/2015) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* This structured wine with big, bold red fruits offers ripe acidity, a dense texture and considerable concentration. It also has the hallmark freshness of the vintage that balances the strong aging potential. Drink from 2022." (5/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Very floral and elegant with raspberry and blackcurrant fruit mixed with toasty oak/vanillin, followed by a m ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge, Pessac-Léognan

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The opaque bluish-purple 2012 Smith Haut Lafite offers up notes of licorice, graphite, blueberry and blackberry fruit, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, stunningly ripe, velvety tannins and a long, long finish. This is another sensational effort from the Cathiards that is perfectly balanced, complex, super-rich and pure. Drink it over the next 20-25 years. This is another great turn-around effort that dated from the acquisition of this once moribund estate in 1990, by Daniel and Florence Cathiard. They continue to do an exemplary job with both white a ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2015 Carbonnieux Rouge, Graves (Pre-Arrival)

93-94 points James Suckling: "A very tannic young wine with lots of extract. Full body, chewy and rich. Needs careful barrel maturation. Could be the best red ever from here. Traditional style." (3/2016) 92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "There is a dark side to this wine. It shows in the brooding black fruits that are surrounded by dense wood flavors. It has power and good concentration for the future. (RV)" (4/2016) 93 points Decanter: "Attractive dark red fruits, subtle liquorice and gently insisting tannins. One that will deliver pleasure earlier than some. There’s a silky approachability, but it should also develop well. (JA)" (4/2016) 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The ...Read More » 


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2015 Clos Floridène, Graves Blanc

91-94 points Wine Spectator: "*Barrel Tasting* Very tangy and fresh, with lots of thyme and gooseberry notes followed by lemon pith and quinine accents. A rapier finish glistens with fleur de sel details. Shows ample cut and purity. Pitch-perfect Sauvignon Blanc. (JM)" 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Clos Floridene Blanc from Denis and Florience Dubourdieu has a subtle but complex bouquet with scents of white peach, citrus fruit and a touch of patisserie. The palate is very well balanced and quite phenolic in the mouth, some lovely extract here imparting a slightly waxy texture. The acidity is keen and there ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2014 Carbonnieux Blanc, Pessac-Léognan

91-92 points James Suckling: "Lots of sliced apple and pear character with a full body, fresh fruits and a tangy finish. Shows such balance and beauty already." (4/2015) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Carbonnieux Blanc 2014 has a pretty nose in the making: precise apple blossom and blackcurrant leaf aromas that gently waft from the glass. The palate is crisp on the entry, the acidity not as shrill as some of its peers, thus rendering it a more 'languid' Pessac-Léognan. There is already a very elegant, gravelly finish that lingers in the mouth–a very promising Carbonnieux Blanc that may merit a higher sco ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2015 Carbonnieux Blanc, Graves (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "There is a beautiful straight line of crispness in this wine. It cuts right through the wood and ripe yellow fruits to leave a wine with great clarity. (RV)" (4/2016) 92-93 points James Suckling: "A fruity and attractive white with pear and green mango aromas and flavors. Full body. Flavorful." (3/2016) 92 points Decanter: "Great definition, this has soft white flowers with a graphite kick on the finish. Floral aromatics add a lift – this is one of the fresher whites of the vintage. (JA)" (4/2016) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Carbonnieux Blanc is a blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Semillon. It has a tightly wound grapefruit, ...Read More » 


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2015 l'Avocat Blanc, Graves

A Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon blend, this Bordeaux blanc is an absolute K&L favorite. Bracing acidity melds with ripe yellow apple and fig to satisfy any white wine lover's thirst. Pairs with anything from Mozzarella Caprese to grilled fish. This wine loves to be enjoyed with great company. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2013 Latour-Martillac, Pessac-Léognan

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The impressively concentrated 2013 Latour Martillac possesses an opaque ruby/purple color as well as dark notes of graphite and black currants. This medium-bodied, dense 2013 has tart acids that give it freshness and precision, sweet tannin and surprisingly ripe and delicious fruit. A successful effort for Pessac-Leognan, it will be drinkable young yet is capable of lasting 10-15 years. (RP)" (8/2014) Decanter: "Purple-red, fine tobacco leaf and cassis nose, a touch green but a well-made wine from a reliable château. (SS)" (4/2014) Vinous: "The 2013 Latour Martillac is tight, c ...Read More » 


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RP 90 - 92

2014 Saint-Jean-des-Graves Blanc, Graves

A secondary offering from Château Liot. 


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2014 Latour-Martillac, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a very fine wine, with intense acidity, green edges and smoky fruit flavors. It is complex and tightly textured, promising good aging potential. (RV)" (4/2015) 90-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Latour-Martillac 2014 has a light, slightly pinched bouquet with sultry blackberry and briary fruit, but missing the sense of energy of a great vintage. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet ripe dark cherry and peppery entry. The tannins feel soft, saturated even, and the finish compensates for the nose with commendable precision if not quite the length. (NM) ...Read More » 


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1989 de Fieuzal, Pessac-Léognan

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Fieuzal's 1989 exhibits a deep ruby/purple color with some lightening at the edge. This lavishly-oaked wine displays copious quantities of toasty new oak as well as earth/herb-tinged red and black currant fruit in its moderately intense bouquet. On the palate, the wine reveals medium body, low acidity, and elevated tannin in the finish. It is a more compact, leaner style of wine than its slightly sweeter, fleshier sibling, the 1990. (RP)" (1/1998)  


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2015 Larrivet Haut-Brion Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

94-95 points James Suckling: "This is very structured and dense from here. Full body, chewy and powerful. Excellent tannin tension. Best ever from here?" (3/2016) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Larrivet Haut Brion might be overlooked against some startling other 2015s with "Haut Brion" in their name, which would be wholly unfair because this is a potentially great wine. It has an outgoing bouquet with plenty of bright and bushy tailed red fruit that is well defined and very nicely focused. The new oak is carefully used here and gives it real lift. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannins, fleshy ...Read More » 


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2013 Latour-Martillac Blanc, Pessac-Léognan

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Complex and rich, this wine is fully textured, with ripe fruit flavors and balanced acidity. There is a touch of ginger, giving the wine extra complexity." 89-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright straw yellow. Sauvignon-dominated aromas of white flowers, grapefruit and sage. Then slightly austere in the mouth, with grapefruit and sage flavors lifted by lively acidity and complicated by a strong wet stone quality. Finishes saline and long, with bracing acidity. This should age extremely well, and I think it will need at least eight to ten from the vintage to show its bes ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2015 Latour-Martillac Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

94-95 points James Suckling: "A brilliant and intense white with oyster shell, lemon, pear and sea salt character. Full body, flavorful finish." (3/2016) 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 La Tour Martillac has a gorgeous, complex nose, subtle pear and green apple scents, a whiff of the old sea spray coming in from the Atlantic. The palate is very well balanced with crisp acidity, very complex in the mouth with lip-smacking salinity towards the finish. What a fabulous white Bordeaux from the estate, certainly one of the best that I have ever encountered. (NM)" (4/2016) Jancis Robinson: "Medium-intense nose that's limey and smoky. ...Read More » 


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2015 Haut-Bergey Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

92-93 points James Suckling: "Dense with very ripe tannins and spices. Dried fruits such as blackberries. Licorice too. Full and powerful." (4/2016) 89-92 points Wine Spectator: "This has some muscle, with dark plum and blackberry compote notes mixing with tar and licorice details. Shows brambly grip through the finish. A touch extracted, as there's a slight plum skin edge at the very end, but should still be solid. (JM)" (4/2016) 88-90 points Vinous: "The 2015 Haut-Bergey is a forward, fruit-driven wine with plenty of sweet red cherry, plum and floral notes. The succulent, open-knit style appears to be best suited to near and medium term ...Read More » 


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2013 Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (Previously $70)

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 59% Cabernet Franc, 22% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, there will be approximately 15,600 bottles of the 2013 (one-third of the 2012 production). The results of Pichet’s investments and the draconian selection process are stunning as this is one of the stars of the vintage. A deep ruby/purple color is followed by notes of sweet black cherries, charcoal, graphite, white chocolate, camphor and asphalt. With a medium- to full-bodied mouthfeel, stunning purity, and an overall completeness that is rare in this vintage, this is a major slee ...Read More » 


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1998 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan

94 points Wine Spectator: "I love the nose on this wine; multidimensional, with flowers, sweet blackberry and citrus fruit. Full-bodied, with superclassy tannins that are polished and very refined. Goes for minutes on the palate. Still very reserved and not giving all it has. Give it much more bottle time to realize its wonderful style. One of the sleepers of the vintage. (JS, Web-2009)" 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted at the château, the 1998 Haut-Bailly is a wine that exploits what was a fine vintage in Pessac-Léognan, and appears to slowly improve with age. Having not reached adulthood yet, it has a simm ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Larrivet Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. There's great fruit here, lovely ripe dark plums and black cherry flavors pushing through the hugely sweet tannins. It's very opulent, a great full-fruited wine. (RV)" (6/2006) 92 points Wine & Spirits: "A gravel wash of tannin creates the structural base for this wine, spreading red currant and licorice root flavors through a long finish. The fruit is bold and supple, the mineral flavor providing tension that will sustain the wine as it ages over the next decade. For braised lamb." (10/2008) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Exhibiting classic Graves aromas of smoky, volcanic, scorched earth, herbs, ch ...Read More » 


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2014 Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Pape Clément 2014 is a blend of 57.5% Merlot, 37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot picked from 24 September until 20 October. It is matured in 60% new oak. Strangely, first sniff of the nose whisks you away to the Côtes de Nuits, such is its purity. Small dark cherries, hints of crème de cassis and vanilla; it is beautifully poised and with continued aeration there is just a suggestion of dark chocolate. The palate is full-bodied and dense in the mouth, the oak nicely integrated here and the acidity well judged. It actually possesses ...Read More » 


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2013 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc, Pessac-Léognan Back In Stock!
2013 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc, Pessac-Léognan

95 points James Suckling: "Fresh and aromatic with green papaya and lime character. Mango too. Full body, lazer guided palate with beautifully integrated fruit and wood. A great dry white Bordeaux. Drink now." (2/2016) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A fabulous white wine from Malartic’s 17.5 acres of white grapes, this blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Semillon hit 13.5% natural alcohol. It offers plenty of fresh fig, honeysuckle and orange blossom notes in a dense, concentrated, rich style. The wine’s beautiful acidity and fragrance confirm that this was one of the finest white wines produced in Bordeaux in 2 ...Read More » 


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2014 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Barrel Sample* This is a finely fruity wine—all tangy acidity, crisp lemon and stone fruit. The wood aging shows in the notes of toast and burnt spice. It should all integrate well as it develops into a seriously ageworthy wine." (4/2015) 94-97 points Wine Spectator: "*Barrel Tasting* This crackles with energy, while a mix of white peach, yellow apple, Chartreuse, chamomile and green plum notes all mix together. The finish is still coiled up, but there's range and length here to spare." (4/2015) 95-96 points James Suckling: "This is a phenomenal young white with wonderful depth and finesse. Amazing aromas and flavor ...Read More » 


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1988 de Fieuzal, Pessac-Leognan

91 points Wine Spectator: "Ripe, concentrated and youthful, offering generous plum, currant and anise aromas and flavors framed by cedar and toughened a bit by tannins that will need until 1997 to 2000 to settle down. The fruit concentration is impressive." (4/1991) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1988 Fieuzal is an extracted, darkly-colored wine with an excellent nose of sweet curranty fruit, medium body, and a compact, very tannic (nearly astringent) finish. The wine has closed up since its bottling and appears to need considerable time in the bottle. Will the fruit hold up? (RP)" (2/1993)  


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WS 91

2012 Lespault-Martillac, Pessac-Léognan New!
2012 Lespault-Martillac, Pessac-Léognan

91 points James Suckling: "A solid and silky red with currant, berry and plum character. Full to medium body, fine tannins and a flavorful finish. Stylish and interesting. Better in 2016." (2/2015) 91 points Vinous: "The 2012 Lespault-Martillac is soft and open-knit, with the fruit pushed forward. Sweet red cherry, pomegranate, mint, spice and crushed flowers are all laced together nicely. The 2012 is 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon. Much of the wine's juicy personality comes from the high presence of Merlot. Since 2009 Lespault-Martillac has been managed by Oliver Bernard and his team at Domain ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2015 Smith Haut Lafitte, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Smith Haut Lafitte, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "This is a very polished and precise young wine with beautiful depth and intensity. Full and sexy. It shows blueberry and black currant character with walnut and chocolate undertones. The tannins have a lovely texture. Joy to taste." (3/2016) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Smith-Haut-Lafitte is adorned with a special label to celebrate the 650th anniversary of the château and the 25th vintage made under the ownership of Daniel and Florence Cathiard. It is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, picked between 23 September until 12 Oc ...Read More » 


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2015 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

96-97 points James Suckling: "This shows class and finesse with ultra-fine tannins and succulent fruit. Full body yet elegant and long. Gorgeous wine. Such length. Vibrant and focused." (3/2016) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Domaine de Chevalier is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot picked from 23 September until 15 October at just 35 hl/ha, matured in 35% new oak. It has a sophisticated bouquet that is more reserved than its peers. It possesses one of the most precise, detailed aromatic profiles that I have encountered from this estate, wonderfully poised with black fruit, i ...Read More » 


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2003 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan

96 points James Suckling: "An intense, opulent nose with notes of ripe fruits and meat. An exotic and decadent wine, it boasts a full body, with big velvety tannins and loads of complexity. Layers and layers of flavors. Let this sit until 2015." (4/2011) 96 points Wine Spectator: "Complex aromas of black licorice, tobacco and cedar with red fruits. Full-bodied, with superseductive, silky tannins, loads of fruit and a finish that lasts for minutes. A beauty in all the sense of the word. Best after 2012. (JS)" (3/2006) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Even better, and clearly the best wine made in the Haut-Brion stable in 2003 (the last vintage ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2014 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "A solid and muscular Domaine de Chevalier with layers of fruit. Very dense, loads of flavor. Full body, bright acidity and a long, long finish. Tangy acidity. It lasts for minutes." (3/2015) 94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a deliciously fruity wine that has fine poise between richness and ripe peach and red apple flavors. The tangy texture gives the wine extra complexity. It should age well, although it will also be attractive soon. (RV)" (4/2015) 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is a blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Sémillon matured in around 40% new oak, with a l ...Read More » 


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1986 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan

91 points Wine Spectator: "Remarkably elegant and graceful with firm tannic structure and currant, cassis, cedar and earth flavors that are complex and intriguing. Built for the long run, but almost drinkable now." (6/1989) Jancis Robinson: "Very dark ruby. All Cabernet Sauvignon. Very zesty. The Brie flatters this wine and makes it taste fuller. Very long and quite high VA. 17.5/20 points." (10/2011) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Considering the strong, tannic personality of the vintage, Haut Bailly's 1986 is a soft wine that can be drunk at a very early age. The full-intensity bouquet of sweet, smoky oak and ripe, plummy fruit is ...Read More » 


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WS 91

2014 Larrivet-Haut-Brion Blanc, Pessac-Léognan

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Spice, fruit and a rich texture combine to give this wine a wonderful balance and style. As it develops, it is going to have moderate weight and serious intensity." (3/2015) 90-93 points Wine Spectator: "Ripe and very enticing, with lots of shortbread, salted butter, heather and yellow apple fruit flavors that have yet to knit fully, but are stretching out impressively on the lengthy, macadamia nut-accented finish. This white has been sneakily good recently. (Web-2015)" 89-92 points Vinous: "The 2014 Larrivet-Haut-Brion Blanc is built on texture and richness, with considerable new French oak in ...Read More » 


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2015 Lespault-Martillac Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

94-95 points James Suckling: "Vibrant and electric white with incredible fruit and richness. Lots of beautiful everything. Minerally. Extravagant. Only 4,000 cases made." (4/2016) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Lespault-Martillac Blanc, 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon, matured in around 20% new oak and has a delicate, pretty bouquet with Granny Smith apples, fresh pear and a touch of wild mint interwoven underneath. I like the cohesion here, the way it keeps its distance (for now). The palate is crisp and lively on the entry. Grapefruit, tinned peach and citrus lemon vie for attention on the first half ...Read More » 


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2015 Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "Shows amazing depth of fruit with fabulous polish and length. Electric acidity. Full body, very integrated and refined tannins. Phenolic finesse shows here. Great finish. It lasts for minutes. Best young Pape Clément I have tasted. Grows in the glass." (3/2016) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Pape Clement is a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. It was cropped at 40 hl/ha between 25 September and 15 October with berry by berry destemming. It has a drop-dead gorgeous bouquet that continues the ever greater finesse that has been imparted into this P ...Read More » 


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2003 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan

93 points James Suckling: "The warm vintage of 2003 gives this loads of fruit, like raspberries and strawberry jam. Full-bodied and very fresh with soft, round tannins. A long and yummy wine. Delicious now but please wait to pull the cork until at least 2013." (7/2012) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I remember being worried about how well the 2003 Haut-Bailly would turn out, but it has aged beautifully. Made from a final blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc, it currently offers fresh tobacco leaf, red and black currant notes, and hints of burning embers and charcoal. Having put on wei ...Read More » 


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2001 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan

92 points James Suckling: "Some might prefer this to the excellent 2000. It’s just as dense and rich but perhaps doesn’t have the same intensity and complexity as the 2000. But a clearly outstanding wine. Full body with plenty of dark fruits, chocolate and hints of earth. Drink or hold." (7/2013) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The deep ruby/purple-tinged 2001 Haut-Bailly reveals sweet, pure, elegant aromas of currants, toast, and cigar smoke. With wonderful sweetness, fine tannins, a delicate, nuanced personality, and a long, persistent finish, this well-made, impressive Pessac-Leognan will provide plenty of plea ...Read More » 


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2014 Clos Floridène, Graves Blanc

88-91 points Wine Spectator: "Very pure, with chiseled lime, mâche and lemon curd notes, showing a flash of white asparagus on the finish. Still tight, but the solid length bodes well. (JM, Web-2015)" 88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Clos Floridene Blanc 2014 has a very composed nose in the making. This is keeping everything back, but there is appreciable delineation with citrus peel, white peach and apple peel aromas. The palate is crisp and fresh with good acidity, just a little rasping on the finish but there is commendable length and a sense of energy here. This will probably represent great value. (NM) ...Read More » 


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1995 La Mission Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This vintage is aging at a glacial pace and the tannins are currently more significant than their counterbalancing components of fruit and glycerin. While the word “potential” seems to be the most positive descriptor for this vintage, there are some nagging doubts about whether all the tannins will melt away and the fruit will hold. As in most 1995s, the color remains a healthy dark plum/purple. One of the bigger wines of the vintage, the ripe, powerful Merlot component has buttressed the Cabernet elements, giving the wine plenty of body, tannin and La M ...Read More » 


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2015 Malartic-Lagravière, Pessac-Léognan (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

96-97 points James Suckling: "This shows fabulous depth of fruit and ripe tannins that last for minutes. Full body. Insane finish. Powerful. Greatest ever from here." (3/2016) 95-97 points Vinous: "The 2015 Malartic Lagravière is a total rock star. Deep, powerful and exotic, the 2015 sweeps across the palate with stunning richness and intensity. The creamy voluptuousness of the vintage is on full display. The blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc works beautifully here. Rich, unctuous and also super-expressive, the 2015 is bursting at the seams with intensity. Da ...Read More » 


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2015 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "Incredible depth of fruit and density. Full and powerful with so much fruit and richness yet remains fresh and clean. Purity. Massive yet vibrant and electric. Minerality length. Love the to taste this." (4/2016) 93-96 points Vinous: "One of the clear wines of the vintage, the 2015 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is a stunner. Rich and intense, yet also finely cut, the 2015 dazzles from the very first taste. A host of lemon confit, white peach and slate notes race across the palate. Remarkably fresh and vivid, the 2015 offers an alluring interplay of textural creaminess and energy. ...Read More » 


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2015 Clos Marsalette Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

90-93 points Wine Spectator: "A textbook version, with yellow apple and gooseberry notes, mixed with thyme and verbena details. Offers a pure, lively finish. (Web-2016, JM)" 91-92 points James Suckling: "Tight and minerally with dried pear and apple character. Lemon too. Full body. Beautiful." (4/2016) 90-92 points Vinous: "Von Neipperg's 2015 Clos Marsalette Blanc offers lovely depth, texture and consistency. Candied lemon, white flowers, mint and orchard fruit meld together in an expressive, appealing white endowed with tons of personality. The 35% Sémillon, blocked malo style and lees stirring give the wine much of its signature textur ...Read More » 


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