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2009 Clarendelle Rouge, Grand Vin de Bordeaux (1.5L) (Previously $40)

According to their website: "A very balanced wine with a purple color, concentrated almost ink. The 13.5% ABV is perfectly balanced with tannins and freshness. Aromas of cherry, blackberry, black currant, a rich and mellow mouth, almost chocolatey. The tannins are dense but silky, giving a beautiful amplitude and length. Intense and concentrated but with lots of tenderness and finesse." 79% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc 

Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

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2015 Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "Wow. Real Cantemerle with stupendous power and depth. Mineral, stone and violet character. Full and structure. It starts slowly and then goes on for minutes. Perhaps best ever?" (4/2016) 92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. With structured tannins and red berry notes, this is already showing an elegant structure. It is the fruit that sings here, gently supported by the fine, dusty tannins. (RV)" (4/2016) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Cantemerle is a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. It offers plenty of blackberry and raspberry fruit on the nose, not t ...Read More » 

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2009 Tronquoy-Lalande, St-Estèphe (1.5L) Top Pick!
2009 Tronquoy-Lalande, St-Estèphe (1.5L)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "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 bouquet of mulberries, bl ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

2015 Tour St-Christophe, St-Emilion (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "Extremely firm and silky. Dark berry, violet, salt and mineral. Full body. Energy, vibrant and verve. Layered and compressed. Best ever here. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc." (4/2016) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Tour Saint-Christophe, owned by Peter Kwok since 2012, is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc cropped at 33 hl/ha between 3-16 October and matured in 40% new oak. It has an intense nose, perhaps slightly on the alcoholic side due to the Merlot (14.8%). The palate is more controlled and refined. There is still some new oak to be absorbed, but the tannins s ...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 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "This is very fine and silky with a beautiful vivid blackberry and blueberry character. Super polished tannins. Refined and very, very long. Fabulous harmony to this young wine. Very classic Bordeaux. Superb depth and length. Real Bordeaux." (4/2016) 95-98 points Vinous: "One of the wines of the vintage, the 2015 Pontet-Canet oozes class, finesse and pure pedigree. A hypothetical combination of the 2010 (for its dark fruit and tannic structure) and the 2009 (for its voluptuous fruit), the 2015 offers remarkable intensity, power and grace. A host of exotic floral and spice notes ...Read More » 

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2015 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

98-99 points James Suckling: "This is a vivid and powerful red with lots of bright fruit and spice character. Full body, chewy tannins and loads of fruit on the finish. Firm and focused tannins. Lots of energy and vibrance. Spice and violet leaf undertone. Pure fruit. Pure structure." (3/2016) 97 points Decanter: "The Graves wine of the vintage (along with Haut-Brion’s red). A structural, sensual, expansive wine. Dense but deft, 3.75pH, 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and for the first time this year a new plot of 4% Petit Verdot (young vines but already powerful and spicy). Incredible persistency. Pick ...Read More » 

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2015 Larcis Ducasse, St-Emilion (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

98-99 points James Suckling: "Hard to believe this. It has a minerality and intensity like a great white wine with so much chalky character that it gives an oyster shell flavor. Full and racy. Shaking my head in intrigue. Wonderfully silky tannins." (4/2016) 94-97 points Vinous: "One of the stars of the vintage, the 2015 Larcis Ducasse is intensely aromatic, silky and totally sensual from the very first taste. The purity of the fruit here is striking. Even so, it will be many years before the 2015 is ready to show all it's got. Today, it is the wine's total sense of harmony that is absolutely alluring. A ru ...Read More » 

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JS 98 - 99 VN 94 - 97 RP 94 - 96
WS 93 - 96
Limit of 3 per customer

2015 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "The beauty in the fruit here is so impressive. Full body, super fine tannins. It’s very racy and incredibly long. Sexy and rich finish. Better than the legendary 2009?" (4/2016) 93-96 points Wine Spectator: "Very lush and warm, with delicious plum and boysenberry fruit flowing easily over the well-integrated structure. Generous in feel, offering a lingering black tea note. Very suave. (JM, Web-2016)" 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Malescot-St-Exupery has an intriguing and complex bouquet with oyster shells and seaweed infusing the intense black fruit. It is certainly well defined with nicely integrated new oa ...Read More » 

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2015 Figeac, St-Émilion (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

97-99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Figeac is a blend of 29% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc and 43% Cabernet Sauvignon that was picked from 21 September with the Merlot until 15 October with the Cabernet Sauvignon at 41 hectoliters per hectare. The Cabernet comes through strongly on the nose - classic Figeac in many ways - black fruit, a touch of cassis, pencil and a touch of rose petal. The palate is drop-dead gorgeous, its foundation a lattice of filigree tannin and perfectly judged acidity. It is very fresh from its vivacious start to its pencil-lead finish imbued with effortless g ...Read More » 

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2009 Grand Corbin Manuel, St-Emilion (1.5L)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "One of several châteaux in Saint-Émilion with the name Corbin attached, this is a finely made, ripe, dusty wine. It conveys a southern French feel with its rich fruitiness and powerful dry tannins. It has concentration and power, and will develop well over the medium-term. Drink from 2016." (6/2014) 90 points Wine Spectator: "This is on the tangy side, featuring a nice sanguine streak that runs through the blackberry and black cherry fruit. The fine-grained finish shows a roasted apple wood edge. Not big, but offers nice range and focus." (6/2012) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Grand-Corbin-Manuel’s offering exhibi ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

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WE 92 WS 90

2004 Lanessan, Haut-Médoc (1.5L)

Jancis Robinson: "Tobacco nose with richness. Clean and light and evolved..." (11/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Sweet cherry, dusty, loamy soil, and forest floor-like characteristics make an appearance in this medium-bodied, elegant, pretty...2004. Enjoy its charm and suppleness...(RP)" (6/2007)  

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2015 Giscours, Margaux (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

96-97 points James Suckling: "This sets a new level for Giscours with blackberry, black truffle and blueberry. So much walnut and cedar. Full body, dense and incredibly long and powerful. Clearly the best Giscours since 1970 and 1975." (4/2016) 94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Giscours is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. That is in stark comparison to older vintages, for example the 2000 Giscours that was 50/50 Cabernet and Merlot. This vintage is matured in 50% new oak. Winemaker Alexandre Van Beek told me that the 2015 "...reflects the true terroir at Giscours that created ...Read More » 

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2015 Margaux, Margaux (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Margaux, Margaux (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

100 points James Suckling: "The greatest Margaux ever made. More than perfection. Full body, firm and ultra-silky tannins. Black currant, mineral and floral character. It starts slowly and seems almost endless on the palate. Seamless. I want to sing! This is the wine that Margaux never made in some of the classic vintages like 1961, 1959 and 1945. Maybe it's the 1900 all over again? Breathtaking." (4/2016) 98-100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Château Margaux is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, all together representing 35% of the total production at the estate ...Read More » 

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JS 100 RP 98 - 100 WE 98 - 100
VN 95 - 98
Limit of 6 per customer

2015 Siran, Margaux (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

94-95 points James Suckling: "This really is fantastic with so much ripe fruit and ripe tannins. Exquisite purity and beauty. 55% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 7% Petit Verdot." (4/2016) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Siran is a blend of 55% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot picked between 17 September to 12 October. It is raised in 25% new oak plus one-year barrels. It is a little richer and more opulent than its neighbor, the 2015 Dauzac, due to the higher proportion of Merlot. It veers to more red fruit here, wild strawberry and later cassis. The palate is smooth and sensual on the ...Read More » 

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2009 Lestruelle, Médoc (1.5L) (Previously $27.99)

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 » 

Inventory: Redwood City

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WS 90

2005 Lanessan, Haut-Médoc (1.5L)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A classic Médoc, Lanessan’s 2005 exhibits beautiful, almost Pauillac-like, cedary blackcurrant fruit. Always a blend dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Cabernet Franc and some Merlot and Petit Verdot, the wine is medium to full-bodied and meaty, with forest floor, blackcurrants, and some cedar wood. It is delicious, soft, and surprisingly approachable for a 2005 Médoc. The color is a healthy dark plum/ruby/purple. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. (RP)" (6/2015) Wine Spectator: "Delicate, with blackberry and plum aromas. Medium-bodied, with medium tannins an ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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1995 Fieuzal, Pessac-Léognan (1.5L)

91 points Wine Spectator: "A mouthful. Big and burly, full-bodied and very tannic, with a long finish. Dried berry and fresh mushroom aromas. This needs time. (JS)" (1/1998) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This quintessentially elegant wine reveals a deep ruby/purple color, and an attractive smoky, black currant, mineral, and floral-scented nose. There are sweet, ripe, lush flavors, medium body, ripe tannin, and a velvety texture that borders on opulence. There is no heaviness to the wine. Moreover, neither the tannin, acidity, nor alcohol are intrusive. This seamless, extremely well made claret is a candidate for ...Read More » 

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WS 91 RP 90

2015 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (1.5L) (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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2005 Fontenil, Fronsac (1.5L)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From the home estate of Dany and Michel Rolland, the 2005 Fontenil has an opaque, thick ruby/purple color. Dense plum, black cherry, blackberry and cassis fruit jump from the glass of this full-bodied, terrific Fronsac, which is one of the appellation’s stars of the vintage. Long, rich, young, and capable of lasting another 15-20 years, this is one of the candidates for Wine of the Vintage in Fronsac. This wine actually needs another several years of bottle age. (RP)" (6/2015) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Round and fruity, with crushed black fruit and a hint of oaky vanilla. Full-bodi ...Read More » 

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RP 92 WS 91

2015 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

97-99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Mouton-Rothschild is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc matured entirely in new oak, as usual. This represents a relatively high percentage of Merlot simply because, as winemaker Philippe Dhalluin told me, that quality was so good. I afforded my sample four to five minutes to open as it was a little reduced at first, but eventually it reveals a gorgeous, extraordinarily intense bouquet of blackberry, cassis, incense and cold slate aromas. In some ways it reminds me of Latour as much as Mouton Rothschild. The pala ...Read More » 

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RP 97 - 99 JS 96 - 97 VN 95 - 97
Limit of 12 per customer

2015 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (1.5L) (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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1989 de Fieuzal, Pessac-Léognan (1.5L)

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) K&L Notes: Like neighbors Domaine de Chevalier and Malartic-Lagravière, Château de Fieuzal is among 16 properties in the ... Read More » 

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2015 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Leoville Barton is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot picked between 19-22 September and 28 September until 5 October for the Merlot and Cabernet respectively. Matured in 60% new oak, it has a more compelling and intense bouquet than the 2015 Langoa Barton at this early stage, whereas in other years I have found the siblings closer together. It delivers some lovely blackberry, sage and cigar box scents. The palate is very refined with edgy tannin, beautifully balanced with seamlessly integrated oak. It is the classic Léoville-Barto ...Read More » 

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2009 Poujeaux, Moulis (1.5L)

93 points James Suckling: "Intense aromas of orange peel, blackberries and hints of mushrooms. Full body, with a solid core of soft and velvety tannins and a fruity finish. Well structured. One of the best wines from here in years. Try after 2017." (2/2012) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The final blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot was cropped very low at 35 hectoliters per hectare. Deep purple, with a nose of subtle smoke, graphite, blueberry and black raspberry fruit as well as some spring flowers, in the mouth a touch of oak makes an appearance, but the win ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

2012 Tour St-Christophe, St-Emilion (1.5L)

93 points James Suckling: "Incredible chalk and salt character with minerala and cocoa as well as berries. Full-bodied, tightly wound and long. So much going on. From Hong Kong’s Kwok family who also own Haut-Brisson in St. Emilion. This is the first year they made. Located next door to Barde-Haut. Better in 2017. Exciting new wine." (2/2015) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An attractive wine from another member of the Chinese Kwok family, the 2012 Tour Saint Christophe has a dense ruby/purple color, appealing cassis and blackcurrant fruit, medium body, foresty floral notes, wood and spice. The color is deep and t ...Read More » 

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JS 93 RP 90

1986 Mouton Baronne Philippe, Pauillac (1.5L)

93 points Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 Wines of 1989* Classic Pauillac aromas of rich, thick currant and black cherry with distinct cedary flavors that are very concentrated and wrapped in firm tannins. Beautifully focused and built for the long haul." (5/1989) Jancis Robinson: "Still very dark ruby with lots of fine sediment and a nicely shaded rim. The intense and mature bouquet came soaring out of the bottle as soon as it was opened. (This was the year when its stablemate Mouton was very highly regarded.) Strong lead pencil aromas - much less obviously fruity younger vintages. But there is obviously ...Read More » 

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WS 93

1986 Pape-Clément, Graves (1.5L)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Big, broad, lush, supple and tannic, this is a rich, complex, dramatic wine with layers of cedar, plum, and currant flavors that are sharply focused, elegant and subtle. Delicious to drink now if you can look past the soft tannins. It's a solid candidate." (6/1989) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Still young and vibrant, with a deep ruby/purple color and a sweet nose of black currants intermixed with earth and some vanilla, this medium-bodied wine is very graceful, stylish, and classic, with relatively high tannin, a cooler-climate flavor profile, and long, moderately tannic finish. Stil ...Read More » 

Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

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WS 92 RP 91

2012 Gloria, St-Julien (1.5L)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Solid and concentrated, this wine certainly shows great dryness as well as fruit. It has power and density, and a texture that balances new wood as well as the fruitiness. (RV)" (4/2013) Jancis Robinson: "Deep crimson. Leafy and dark-fruited at the same time. Inviting. Deliciously and distinctively rich and full in the mouth but still shapely and refined. Plenty of tannin but all hidden in the fruit. Lovely harmony and so much more generous than most 2012s tasted at the UGC's London showing." (10/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 is a successful effort once again from Château Gloria, a property ...Read More » 

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WE 92 - 94

2000 Labegorce, Margaux (1.5L)

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "If Margaux is the most delicate of the Médoc wines, then this is the epitome of Margaux. It is light, poised and attractively perfumed. The fruit is elegant and fresh with a fine streak of acidity." (6/2003) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Soft, ripe, and fruity, with big, smoky, charred berry-like scents intermixed with tobacco and plum aromas... (RP)" (4/2003) Wine Spectator: "Beautiful aromas of spices, berries and plums. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a clean finish." (3/2003) K&L Notes: Very focused and quite mineral on the palate. Good fruit. It could stand decanting an hour or so. Direct from the property.... Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse

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WE 90

1995 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac (1.5L)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Gorgeous aromas of black licorice, currant and blackberry. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. Very tight, yet with air it comes around wonderfully. Give it time. This was always one of the buys of the vintage.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2008. (Web-2007)" Jancis Robinson: "Still some purple in the crimson. Less obvious nose than the Armailhac 1995. Hint of mint, solid and sweetly polished. Good effort to cover what must have bene pretty dry tannins, but less flavour than the Armailhac. Fresh and bracing and clean – a good palate cl ...Read More » 

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WS 94

2006 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (1.5L)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Pichon Lalande, which blows away the 2005, represents a return to the velvety-textured, rich, sexy style most readers would associate with Pichon Lalande. This blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon and 36% Merlot no Petit Verdot was included in the final blend exhibits a dense purple color as well as abundant aromas of chocolate, coffee, cedar, black currants, and a subtle touch of smoke, a rich, savory, full-bodied mouthfeel, plump, fleshy fruit, and a superb finish. This is a 21st century version of the brilliant 1996. Anticipated maturity: 2013-203 ...Read More » 

Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

2014 Capbern, St-Estèphe (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

90-93 points Wine Spectator: "Pure and direct, with a textbook beam of cassis and bitter cherry notes, laced with lilac and iron hints. The racy, unencumbered finish lets the mineral edge shine. Lots of improvement here recently. This may be the best value play in the vintage." (4/2015) 90-92 points Vinous: "A delicious, mouth filling St. Estèphe, the 2014 Capbern captures the personality of the year in the northern Médoc in spades. Hints of smoke, tobacco, licorice, mocha and earthiness wrap around a core of dark fruit in an exuberant wine loaded with pure textural richness. The 2014 finishes with notable ...Read More » 

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2015 Haut-Brisson, St-Émilion (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

94-95 points James Suckling: "A wonderful red with beautiful precision and depth. Full body, texture of fine silk. Blackberry and violet character. Hints of walnuts. So persistent. A much more refined style for Haut-Brission. First year without Reserve bottling. Best ever. From organically grown grapes." (4/2016) 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Until the 2015 vintage, all the fruit from Château Haut Brisson came from down towards Château Teyssier; however, in 2013 Peter Kwok bought a parcel located on the limestone plateau in Saint-Etienne-de-Lisse, which obviously will impact and hopefully improve the quality. The 2 ...Read More » 

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2015 Barde-Haut, St-Emilion (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points James Suckling: "This is very rich and powerful with blackberry, blueberry, mineral and stone. Full body, very fine tannins. Very chalky and intense on the finish. Best ever?" (3/2016) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Château Barde-Haut was harvested from September 17 until October 1, a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc (the latter figure will increase from 2017 with new plantings.) There is no SO2 used during fermentation, just a little after the malolactic, especially the lots in barrel, the part in tank with almost no SO2. The alcohol level is 14%, which is still less than in the past ...Read More » 

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2015 Les Tourelles de Longueville, Pauillac (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Barrel Sample* This Merlot-dominant wine comes from a vineyard not too far from the river. It has acidity, freshness and a soft rounded texture. The black fruit is generous, soft and opulent. There are just enough tannins to give it a great shape." (4/2016) 91-92 points James Suckling: "A fresh and very clean red with blueberry, blackberry and dark chocolate undertones. Medium to full body, fine tannins that give a soft texture and roundness. Mostly merlot gives this a friendly style. Second wine Pichon Baron." (4/2016) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Les Tourelles de Longueville is a blend of 55% Merlot, 30% ...Read More » 

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1981 La Dauphine, Fronsac (1.5L)

Marie Josephe de Saxe (1731-1767), was the wife of Dauphin Louis Ferdinand de France (son of Louis XV). She lived in the chateau a little after it was built, around 1750 and gave the name of her husband's title to the estate. At the time of this particular release, this 25-acre vineyard was under the ownership of the esteemed Moueix family. Wines from this period are now fully mature, and represent an extraordinary buy for a birthday or anniversary. All bottles reconditioned at the property. 

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2015 Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan (1.5L) (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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1981 d'Issan, Margaux (1.5L)

Château d'Issan is a property in the Margaux appellation, rated as a third growth in the official Bordeaux Classification of 1855. It is known for its richly aromatic, silky wine of the same name. The estate is located just to the south of Château Margaux, and next door to Palmer. Around 53 of the property's 120 hectares property are under vine (131 of 297 acres). Of that, 40ha (100 acres) fall within the Margaux appellation, with the remainder located in AOC Haut-Médoc and AOC Bordeaux Supérieur. Around 70 percent is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon with ... Read More » 

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2012 Grand Corbin Manuel, St-Emilion (1.5L)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A tiny estate of just over 20 acres on the St.-Emilion-Pomerol border, this 2012 is one of the strongest wines I have yet tasted from this producer. The color is opaque bluish/purple, and the wine offers up notes of blueberry, black raspberry, crushed rock and earth. Chewy, thick, juicy fruit and beautiful, with impressive length, this top-flight St.-Emilion is well under the radar and a major sleeper of the vintage. Drink it over the next 15+ years. It is 80% Merlot and the balance mostly Cabernet Franc. (RP)" (4/2015) Wine Spectator: "This offers a good, direct core of r ...Read More » 

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RP 90

2015 La Mission Haut-Brion Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

100 points James Suckling: "The purity in this wine is really mindblowing. So perfect. Licorice. Stone. Blackberry, blueberry. Full body. The power is amazing. But then it finishes etheral and so agile and beautiful. I am lost for words. This will rank with the best ever from here including 1975 and 1929." (3/2016) 97-99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 La Mission Haut Brion is a blend of 58% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 9 September and 1 October. Matured in 78% new oak, it has an incredibly pure bouquet with intense blueberry, blackberry, iodine and cold stone arom ...Read More » 

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2015 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, matured in 75% new oak and was picked between September 18 until October 4 (although the "real" picking commenced from September 21). Now, Grand-Puy-Lacoste is often quite "aloof" at this early juncture, but that is not the case with the 2015. This is more approachable aromatically, beautifully defined, thanks to that expressive Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with svelte tannin and finely tuned acidity (pH 3.68). Beguilingly harmonious in the mou ...Read More » 

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2015 Pavie, St-Emilion (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

100 points James Suckling: "For me, this redefines Pavie. The depth and intensity and more important, the clarity, is really something. Full and ultra-fine tannins. It shows such great tannins and finesse. It is the essences of Pavie." (4/2016) 96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Pavie is a blend of 60% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon that is matured in 80% new oak and 20% one-year-old barrels. It has a really quite glorious bouquet that is sensual and very well defined and pure. In my opinion, just dialing down the new oak even by 15% is allowing more personality and more terroir-express ...Read More » 

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1990 Fieuzal, Pessac-Léognan (1.5L)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Gorgeous. Wonderfully deep aromas of minerals, violets, berries and cherries. Full-bodied and very concentrated, with subtle yet rich berry and boysenberry flavors and silky tannins." (8/2000) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This wine has improved immensely in the bottle, making my earlier notes look particularly stingy. The color is a healthy dark ruby/purple. Aromatically, the wine has opened considerably, revealing plenty of cranberry, black cherry, and cassis fruit. There are also notes of lavish new oak, earth, and cedar in the moderately intense bouquet. The wine is medium-bodied, ...Read More » 

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WS 91

1969 Pibran, Pauillac (1.5L)

Perched upon a 17-acre in a hilltop in the famed Pauillac region, Château Pibran boasts such prestigious neighbors as Mouton-Rothschild and Pontet-Canet. The estate dates back to the start of the 20th century. Its well-drained gravel site is planted mostly to Merlot, plus Cabernet Sauvignon and a touch of Petit Verdot, making it the vineyard with perhaps the largest percentage of Merlot in Pauillac. In fact, the wine is often a near-even split of Merlot and Cabernet, giving it a unique lushness in Cab-dominated Pauillac. In 1969, the estate was still own... Read More » 

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2015 Fleur Cardinale, St-Emilion (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "This is tight and very focused with gorgeous blackberry, blueberry and stone aromas and flavors. Such purity of fruit here. Full and very, very polished. Compacted and compressed." (4/2016) 90-93 points Wine Spectator: "Shows very pretty fruit, with boysenberry and raspberry confiture notes rolling along, picking up hints of anise and fruitcake. There's lush toast and velvety structure, but the energy is good enough to let it all play out harmoniously. (JM)" (4/2016) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Château Fleur Cardinale is a blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon matured in 100% ne ...Read More » 

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2000 Chasse-Spleen, Moulis (1.5L)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Under any new classification, this should certainly be a classed growth. Today it is among the leaders of the crus bourgeois. The 2000 is opulent, generous, stylish. The tannins are ripe and sweet, the fruit is finely balanced. (RV)" (6/2003) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Very muscular with currants, mineral and nutmeg character. Full-bodied and chewy, with a long and lively finish. (JS)" (3/2003) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A classic, muscular, rich yet elegant effort made in a medium to full-bodied, concentrated style, the 2000 Chasse-Spleen possesses abundant quantities of minerals, earth, black cherry, and cass ...Read More » 

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WE 91 WS 91

2010 Fombrauge, St-Emilion (1.5L)

92 points James Suckling: "Soft red fruit and fresh coffee. Some chocolate and spice. Beautifully textured fruit on the palate with a bright acidity and velvety tannins. Very long and smooth finish. So enjoyable already. Best ever from here?" (2/2013) 92 points Wine Spectator: "This has a really nice graphite frame that drives the core of fig, plum and boysenberry fruit authoritatively, with dense ganache, espresso and tar on the finish. The grip is keeping things tight now, but this should meld in the cellar, as the underlying feel is energetic. Best from 2015 through 2025." (3/2013) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is one of the better, ...Read More » 

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2010 Clarke Rothschild, Listrac (1.5L)

93 points James Suckling: "Extreme nose of crushed raspberries and minerals. Full body, with very integrated tannins and a fresh clean finish. Lasts for minutes. Very well done. Better in 2016." (2/2013) 90-92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Great swathes of sweet tannins and ripe berry fruits, the wine is delicious, ripe, concentrated and intense without losing charm. (RV)" (6/2011) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Chateau Clarke 2010 has a well-defined bouquet with ripe blackberry and strawberry fruit, touches of eau-de-vie and liquorice emerging to render the aromatics quite medicinal, in stark contrast to its showing a year ago. The palate is med ...Read More » 

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JS 93 WE 90 - 92

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