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2001 Guiraud, Sauternes Top Pick!
2001 Guiraud, Sauternes

96 points Wine Spectator: "*#23 on the Top 100 Wines of 2004* Golden yellow. Butterscotch and vanilla with hints of ripe apples; full-bodied, with lots of sweetness and a spicy apricot and honey aftertaste. Excellent concentration and balance. Loads of botrytis character on the finish. Intense. Hard to refrain from drinking it now, it's so luscious and rich. Best after 2008. (JS)" (9/2004) 95 points James Suckling: "Intensely fruity and rich with wonderful sweetness and loads of spicy and honey character with a dried apricot undertone. It hasn’t changed much since I last tasted it, just bottled. Great 2001. D ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Climens, Barsac (375ml)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Château Climens just soars from the glass with layers of clear honey, marmalade, nectarine and minerals all beautifully carved. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh, vibrant honeyed fruit that builds and builds in the mouth in tandem with a killer line of acidity. Even though it is a convincing, great Climens, you also have the impression that it is only just beginning to show what it is capable of. Bérénice Lurton and her team excelled in this vintage and it comes strongly recommended. (NM) ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2004 Nairac, Barsac Top Pick!
2004 Nairac, Barsac

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale gold. Clean, ripe and pure on the nose, with stone fruit and citrus aromas complicated by minerals, clove and vanillin oak. At once fresh and ripe in the mouth, with intense flavors of apricot nectar and orange. Finishes ripe and long, with a strong spice character to the fruit flavors, and firm spine. Very promising." (7/2006) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Chateau Nairac is closed and reticent on the nose with light pineapple and citrus peel scents. The palate is nicely rounded and viscous on the entry. There are light scents of orange peel and dried apricot and a touch ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2001 Suduiraut, Sauternes Top Pick!
2001 Suduiraut, Sauternes

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A prodigious effort, possibly the finest Suduiraut since 1959, the medium gold-colored 2001 offers notes of creme brulee, caramelized citrus, Grand Marnier, honeysuckle, and other exotic fruits as well as a pleasant touch of oak. With terrific acidity, a voluptuous/unctuous palate, and sweet, powerful flavors buttressed by crisp acidity, it is a phenomenal Sauternes. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2040. (RP)" (6/2004) 98 points Wine Spectator: "*Ranked #9 on the Top 100 Wines of 2004* Gorgeous aromas of honey, passion fruit, mango and candied lemon rind. Full-bodied and ultraconcentrate ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2001 Suduiraut, Sauternes (375ml)

98 points Wine Spectator: "*#9 on Top 100 of 2004, Collectible* Gorgeous aromas of honey, passion fruit, mango and candied lemon rind. Full-bodied and ultraconcentrated, yet balanced and refined. It lasts for minutes on the palate. This has just about everything in the right place. Stunning. (JS)" (9/2004) 95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium yellow-gold. Flamboyantly ripe, complex nose combines pineapple, apricot, toffee, clove and vanilla. Hugely sweet and rich, with deep, powerful flavors of honey, marzipan and toffee. A major mouthful of wine, with great lingering sweetness. Today, this makes the Rieussec se ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse


2005 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes

93 points Wine Spectator: "Intense aromas of honey, dried pineapple and botrytis spice. Full-bodied, very sweet and very powerful, with loads of dried fruit and sweetness on the finish. Lots of clove and orange peel. Same quality as the 2001." (3/2008) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Château Doisy-Védrines has a rich and decadent bouquet, very honeyed and forward, perhaps missing the precision of the Doisy-Daëne. The palate is rich and powerful with notes of honey, tangerine and marmalade. The finish feels unctuous in the layered in the mouth – a typica ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2003 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright yellow-gold. Spicy, ripe, complex aromas of peach, apricot, orange and nutmeg. Juicy, shapely and sweet, with lovely inner-mouth lift and aromatic character. High-toned and expressive but also quite fresh and precise for the year. Finishes impressively long and firm. A very strong performance for this chateau, and a good value. (ST)" (8/2006) Wine Spectator: "Wow. This shows superintense aromas of dried pineapple, apple tart and pecan pie with honey. Full-bodied and medium-sweet, with lovely honey character and a medium finish... Best after 2009." (3/2006) K&L Notes: K&L' Clyde ... Read More » 


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ST 92

2001 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes

93 points Wine Spectator: "Lots of lemon curd and vanilla character, with hints of spices. Full-bodied, sweet and very fresh, with a spicy, honey aftertaste. A beautifully balanced Sauternes. Spicy and chunky on the finish. Best after 2008. (JS)" (9/2004) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale yellow. Exotic, expressive aromas of apricot, honey, white raisin and caramel. Superripe and moderately thick but with sound acids giving it excellent balance. Flavors of toffee, caramel, honey, grilled nuts and spicy oak. The very long finish features a superripe suggestion of marzipan but also lovely limey lift. (ST) ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2003 Rieussec, Sauternes

98 points James Suckling: "This is big and powerful with a dense and very sweet palate. Full of botrytis and spices, from cinnamon to cloves to nutmeg. The finish is nutty with more spices and orange peel. Very stunning. Why wait? This has a slight dried grape character from the hot vintage. 151 grams of RS." (5/2012) 92-95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium yellow-gold. Reticent but pure aromas of fruit salad, spices and vanilla, lifted by floral and mineral nuances. Wonderfully honeyed, fat fruit flavors are complemented by cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. The sexy oak treatment gives lift to the wine. A bit youthfully ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2004 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml)

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a beautiful Yquem, not huge or powerful, but with crispness, honey and freshness, very expressive of the year. The higher than usual proportion of Sauvignon in the blend gives it a real lift." (6/2005) 94 points Wine Spectator: "Tropically ripe, with dense yet creamy layers of guava, mango, lychee and papaya, all stitched with racy lemon cream and candied grapefruit peel notes. Frangipane-framed finish pumps out wave after wave of unctuous fruit. Starting to hits its second gear, and with old-school Yquem power and muscle. Drink now through 2032. (JM, Web-2012)" 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Served from ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2001 de Malle, Sauternes

95 points Wine Spectator: "Golden-colored, with extreme aromas of honey, candied lemons and mandarin oranges. Full-bodied, very sweet and concentrated. It goes on and on. Thick and rich. Loads of spicy, almost hot botrytis character. Best after 2010. (JS)" (9/2004) Jancis Robinson: "Rich, broad and very, very full. Relatively low in acidity and faintly raisiny, but no shortage of botrytis. Big build. Very rich and creamy. (JR)" (4/2002)  


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WS 95

1989 La Tour Blanche, Sauternes

92 points Wine Spectator: "Intense and exotic; ripe and rich botrytis flavors explode on the palate to a long finish. Very sweet and full in body, it packs in the spice, white pepper, cream, coffee, quince and dried apricot notes." (4/1995) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Although loosely structured, the 1989 reveals plenty of intense, honeyed fruit in a rich, authoritative, full-bodied format. A big, powerhouse, sweet, heavy wine with a penetrating fragrance of honey and flowers, this generously endowed wine already drinks well, but can easily last for 15-20 years. (RP)" (1/1998) Jancis Robinson: "Deepish gold. Complex honeyed richn ...Read More » 


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WS 92 RP 90

1989 Rieussec, Sauternes (375ml)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "After a period of prolonged disjointedness, this wine has pulled itself together. The color is deep straw, and the wine displays an intense perfume of creme brulee custard, baked apple pie, and sweet, ripe pineapples and pears. Full-bodied, rich, alcoholic, and fat, with low acidity and considerable sweetness, this is a luxuriously rich, unctuously-textured, heavyweight Sauternes that should become more civilized with age. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2025. (RP)" (1/1998) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Lively, complex, fresh aromas of tropical fruit, honey and spicy oak. Sweet and viscous ...Read More » 


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RP 92 ST 92

1990 d'Yquem, Sauternes

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An extraordinary effort, Yquem's 1990 is a rich and fabulously superb, sweet wine. This wine also possesses lots of elegance and finesse. The wine's medium gold color is accompanied by an exceptionally sweet nose of honeyed tropical fruits, peaches, coconut, and apricots. High quality, subtle toasty oak is well-integrated. The wine is massive on the palate, with layers of intensely ripe botrytis-tinged, exceptionally sweet fruit. Surprisingly well-integrated acidity, and a seamless, full-bodied power and richness have created a wine of remarkable harmony ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Coutet, Sauternes Back In Stock!
2005 Coutet, Sauternes

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*#10 in Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Wines of 2008* Surprisingly dry, this has richness rather than sweetness, and intense, powerful botrytis. The honey is intensely perfumed, along with baked apples and spice. Certainly a long-aging wine. (RV)" (6/2008) 92 points Connoisseurs Guide: "It is not unusual for late harvest wines to have a bit of a sharp, kerosene edge to their lush personalities, although that characteristic is more often associated with the sweet wines of Germany than it is with those of Sauternes. Yet there, in the midst of the orange rind, dried peach, juicy pineapple, stra ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse


1997 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes

93 points Wine Spectator: "Lots of spice, honey, apricot and dried fruit character. Full-bodied and very sweet, with a long, spicy vanilla aftertaste. A lively young thing. (JS)" (1/2000) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Aromatic, nuanced nose combines peach, apricot, pear and flowers. Ripe and intensely flavored, with vibrant, firm acidity framing the fruit salad flavors. Complicating notes of spice and honey. Young and structured for slow evolution in bottle. Superripe finish throws off notes of toffee and toast. (ST)" (7/2000) K&L Notes: A fabulous Sauternes in the league with their mindblowing 1989. Coconut aromas and honey... Read More » 


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WS 93

1999 d'Yquem, Sauternes

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "*no tasting note given*" (4/2005) Jancis Robinson: "And finally a particularly forward vintage of this superlative wine which showed all the richness and concentration that Yquem can muster even if not much nerve or tension. It stood up beautifully to the Roquefort served with it, cleverly and successfully sandwiched in sweet apple slices. 17.5/20 points. Drink 2006-2035. (JR)" (1/2008)  


Inventory: Redwood City

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RP 92

2000 d'Yquem, Sauternes

91 points James Suckling: "A rich Yquem, with coffee, dried orange skin, and dried apples. Full and sweet, with a round body and very yummy. A touch of bitterness on the palate. 128 grams of RS. (JS)" (5/2012) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The millennial 2000 Chateau d’Yquem is a valiant effort in one of the most challenging Sauternes vintages in recent memory. The 2000 is quite deep in color. The nose is crisp and well-defined but not the most complex, as you would expect from a truly challenging growing season in Sauternes. It is pleasant in its own way with delicate scents of ...Read More » 


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JS 91 RP 90

2006 Suduiraut, Sauternes

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Very opulent, the wine has a velvet, honeyed texture. This richness translates into the flavors, which are of yellow fruits, hinting at mango with lychee spice. Its density lingers, with freshness coming through at the end." (3/2009) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This wine is medium gold in color, with a flamboyant, buttery, intensely intoxicating nose of smoked tropical fruits, especially pineapple, melted caramel, and honeyed orange. Unctuously textured, with superb, full-bodied richness, good underlying acidity, and a stunning finish, it should have 30+ years of longevity." (2/2009) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "B ...Read More » 


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1988 Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Medium-gold color, with aromas of lemon tart, curd, piecrust and honey. Full-bodied, medium sweet, with bright acidity and a long, exciting finish. Balanced and refined. (JS, Web-2008)" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "More tight and backward than I remembered it, the 1988 exhibits a stylish, spicy nose of ripe fruit, some botrytis, medium to full-bodied flavors with well-integrated oak, an attractive, smoky, honeyed fruit character, and a lively finish. It is more shy and reticent than usual. Look for the 1988 to last for 20-30 years. It represents a more understated style of wine than t ...Read More » 


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WS 91

1990 Lafaurie Peyraguey, Sauternes

93 points James Suckling: "This still shows lots of botrytis character with honey and sliced dried pineapple, Full body, medium sweet and a clean finish. Not the concentration of the 1989. But beautiful." (2/2014) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Wonderfully complex, quintessential Sauternes aromas of apricot, smoke, truffle, game and licorice. Thick and mouthfilling, but kept fresh by strong, harmonious acidity. Conveys a tactile, layered texture and strong noble rot character. Really lovely balance. Finishes with powerful fruit and great persistence. Stunning wine. (ST)" (8/1998) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1990 exhibits a deep golden cor ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


1995 Saint-Amand, Sauternes

According to Oz Clarke's Bordeaux, Saint-Amand is "one of the few non-Classed Growth properties that manages to produce big, rich, classic Sauternes--and which doesn't charge the earth. The 22-ha (54-acre) estate is in the commune of Preignac--right next to the little river Ciron, whose autumn mists have so much to do with the formation of the noble rot fungus on their grapes... Year after year this is one of the most reliable châteaux for rich, honeyed and affordable Sauternes." (2006) 


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2006 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml)

96 points Wine Spectator: "This has lovely flavors of apricot, dried tangerine, pineapple and papaya rushing along, supported by hazelnut, frangipane and coconut notes. Despite the depth, it's very, very pure, with filigreed acidity carrying the long, long finish. Drink now through 2037. (JM, Web-2012)" 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Yquem, which I last tasted in 2014, continues to be a great Yquem, not quite among the top tier but let's slot it in one level below. It possesses virtually the same aromatics as the last bottle that I tasted at the château: beeswax and lanolin merging with honeyed fruit, dr ...Read More » 


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1988 Suduiraut, Sauternes

92 points Wine Spectator: "Gold color. Loads of dried pineapple and apple, with honey and melons as well on the nose. Full-bodied, medium sweet, with lots of dried fruits on the palate. Long and lively. Almost exotic. (JS, Web-2009)" K&L Notes: 4 stars from Michael Broadbent: "...forthcoming, excellent, honey and mint nose, exuding power in all directions. Sweet, loads of grip." 


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WS 92

1989 Rieussec, Sauternes

97 points James Suckling: "Dense and amazing with a thick mouthfeel and so much dried apple, apricot, and lemon character. It's long, sweet and intense. So much going on here. Love it. Love the 1989 vintage for Sauternes." (12/2012) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "After a period of prolonged disjointedness, this wine has pulled itself together. The color is deep straw, and the wine displays an intense perfume of creme brulee custard, baked apple pie, and sweet, ripe pineapples and pears. Full-bodied, rich, alcoholic, and fat, with low acidity and considerable sweetness, this is a luxuriously rich, unctuously-textu ...Read More » 


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1994 d'Yquem, Sauternes

Wine Spectator: "Yellow-gold color. Intense aromas of petrol, spice and honey, with dried apricot. Full-bodied, very sweet, with a green apple and honey character; petrol character comes through on the finish. Better with age. (JS)" (5/2000)  


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1990 Suduiraut, Sauternes Back In Stock!
1990 Suduiraut, Sauternes

95 points Wine Spectator: "Botrytis bomb. Gold color. Loads of spicy, almond and toffee character with pineapple fruit. Full-bodied, very sweet and very, very ripe. Blistering long finish. A bit rustic, but amazing. Can age as long as you like. 90% Semillon and 10% Sauvignon Blanc. (JS)" (8/2000) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "92+ Points. Light copper color. Extravagant, expressive aromas of tropical fruits, honey, smoked meat and grilled nuts. Thick, sweet and glyceral in the mouth (15.3% alcohol), at once honeyed and tangy. Very long and very youthful on the aftertaste. Offers considerable potential." (7/1998) Decanter: "D ...Read More » 


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WS 95 ST 92

2003 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes (375ml) Back In Stock!
2003 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes (375ml)

97 points Wine Spectator: "*#6 on the Top 100 Wines of 2006* Very, very intense aromas of dried apricot and lemon. Honey, syrup and Golden Delicious. Full-bodied, viscous and very sweet. Pour it on pancakes. Love it. And drink it. Who can wait? Best after 2010." (3/2006) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Yellow-gold. Knockout nose combines apricot jam, peach, white plum and spicy, vanillin oak. Lush and fat with fruit; opulent and seamless. Wonderfully concentrated flavors of peach, nectarine and spices, with a whiff of menthol adding complexity. Fat and sweet but with lovely freshness and lift; in fact, this is sho ...Read More » 


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WS 97 ST 92

2005 La Tour Blanche, Sauternes Back In Stock!
2005 La Tour Blanche, Sauternes

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Extravagantly rich, this is dense and supersweet initially, just balanced with acidity. The botrytis dryness is really not here at this stage, but with its elegant creamy texture, wood flavors still very present. This is still at the very beginning of its development." (6/2008) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Château La Tour Blanche has a complex nose with lemon sherbet, orange sorbet, honey and jasmine all soaring from the glass without a care in the world. The palate is medium-bodied with refined tannin, very focused and poi ...Read More » 


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2002 Rieussec, Sauternes

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium yellow-gold. Young, pure and rather restrained on the nose, with the wine's oak component currently dominating exotic fruits, hazelnut and honey. Quite opulent on the attack, then large-scaled and solidly structured in the middle palate, with flavors of apricot, honey and clove. Big but not heavy, and not yet showing the flavor interest of the 2003. But this is quite closed today. Finishes thick, strong and long, with notes of vanilla, spices and nuts. (ST)" (7/2005) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Aromas of apple tart, cream and honey follow through to a full-bodied palate, with ...Read More » 


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1988 Climens, Barsac (375ml)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1988 reveals layer upon layer of honeyed pineapple-and orange-scented and -flavored fruit, vibrant acidity, high levels of botrytis, and a fabulously long, yet well-focused finish. It is a great wine. (RP)" (4/1995) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Youthful yellow color, with aromas of sliced lemons, lemon tart, and tropical fruit. Medium- to full-bodied, with medium sweetness and a lively fruity finish. Lots of dried fruit and spicy botrytis character. Refined and balanced. (JS, Web-2009)" 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Green-edged straw color. Sweet butter, marzipan and a bright, riesling-like note of petrol on the ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2002 Climens, Barsac

92-94 points Wine Spectator: "Barrel tasting: Lemon, honey, mineral and light spice. Very attractive aromas. Full-bodied, with fresh acidity and a long finish where it turns to spice and toffee. (Web-2003)" 92 points Vinous: "Two desserts might seem a little decadent for just one wine writer, but I couldn’t resist the 2002 Château Climens at an especially fair price on the short but well thought out wine list and so two desserts seemed the right thing to do. Politely styled but not shy on noble rot, this Climens from what is an underrated Barsac vintage (it followed too closely on the heels of the more ...Read More » 


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2005 Suduiraut, Sauternes

97 points James Suckling: "What a wine for the vintage, with spices and furniture wax undertones, then dried citrus fruit. Great intensity in this, powerful stuff. Perhaps the best 2005." (3/2013) 96 points Wine & Spirits: "Bright gold. Perfectly balanced. Not sweet, and yet explosively sweet with flavors of fresh nectarine, scents of jasmine and honeysuckle. The sweetness pours out of the freshness, so it's impossible to taste them apart. The flavors last, perhaps because it's the kind of wine you'll want to roll around in your mouth over and over. Glorious." (10/2008) 95 points Connoisseurs Guide: "**Three Stars** Ooh la la. From the gener ...Read More » 


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2001 Climens, Barsac (375ml)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Climens 2001 has always possessed a deliriously complex and intense bouquet that is beautifully defined: dried quince and marmalade, honeycomb and antique furniture. There is an inchoate, resinous element that will surely surface over the next decade or so. This is a bouquet that demands attention and in this blind tasting, sticks out from the crowd, a sui generis. Since I last tasted it, the palate has opened up and is beginning to pump on all cylinders. It is wonderfully balanced with fabulous intensity and a long, citrus-tinged finish that is utte ...Read More » 


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2006 Rieussec, Sauternes (375ml) Back In Stock!
2006 Rieussec, Sauternes (375ml)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Wonderful, evocative orange marmalade and ginger flavors play around this rich wine. Its botrytis dryness doesn't detract from the intense sweetness, ripe apricots, spice and deliciously refreshing acidity. The richness is in the texture, but the ripeness is in the open, generous fruit." (03/09) 93 points Wine Spectator: "An intense nose, with vanilla, lemon cream, apple tart and honey. Full-bodied, very sweet and powerful, with a fabulous finish. So generous, with layers of delicious, sweet fruit. Best after 2014. " (03/09) 


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WE 95 WS 93

1983 Suduiraut, Sauternes (signs of seepage)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "...A medium golden color, with a very honeyed, rich, floral bouquet, this full-bodied wine is not as profound as the other 1983s. Sweet, with fine honeyed flavors, this is an elegant, graceful Suduiraut with plenty of character...(RP)" (3/1990) Wine Spectator: "Delicious and balanced, showing exciting earthy, white truffle flavors that add complexity to the honey and spice notes. Medium intensity." (4/1995)  


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2001 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes Back In Stock!
2001 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This superb, light to medium gold/green-hued Sauternes is a full-bodied, opulent, enormously endowed, moderately sweet offering with plenty of pineapple, peach, caramel, and smoky new oak characteristics. With great viscosity as well as richness, and good underlying acidity providing vibrancy and definition, it should be at its peak between 2008-2030." (6/2004) 95 points Wine Spectator: "Exotic and ripe with loads of tropical fruit and sweet fruit. Full-bodied, spicy and very long. Sweet and loaded with botrytis. This is a young Sauternes built for aging. Best after 2010." (9/2004) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pa ...Read More » 


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1995 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes

Some citric aromas. Lush and sweet on the palate. Excellent value. Robert Parker... 'This Barsac estate is well placed just to the southeast of the two most famous Barsacs, Climens and Coutet. Unfortuantey, the tiny production of a sweet Doisy-Vedrines prevents many wine enthusiasts from ever discovering how good this wine can be... Doisy-Vedrines is a much fatter, richer, more intense wine than the wine of next-door neighbor Doisy-Daene. Doisy-Vedrines is a wine that is usually at its best 5-7 years after the vintage, but will age considerably longer... Read More » 


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2000 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Forward and flattering, with unctuous marmalade, blood orange, apricot chutney and ginger notes. Juicy and engaging, but without the finely beaded acidity to stretch out fully.—Non-blind Yquem vertical (July 2014). Drink now through 2035. (Web Only-2014)" 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The millennial 2000 Chateau d’Yquem is a valiant effort in one of the most challenging Sauternes vintages in recent memory. The 2000 is quite deep in color. The nose is crisp and well-defined but not the most complex, as you would expect from a truly challenging growing s ...Read More » 


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WS 92 RP 90

1985 d'Yquem, Sauternes

94 points Wine Spectator: "A charming Yquem that's round, thick, dense and very honeyed. But it doesn't taste of botrytized, dried fruit flavors (the château tried to wait for noble rot and harvested late, into December). While creamy and opulent, it's also refined." (5/1999) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1985 Yquem is a very powerful, rich, exceptionally concentrated wine. Yet because of the lack of botrytis in the vineyards during this hot, dry vintage, the wine does not have the complexity so frequently encountered. Nevertheless, this massive, unctuous, light golden-colored Yquem makes quite a mouthful of ...Read More » 


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WS 94

2007 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes Back In Stock!
2007 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Packed with botrytis, this is a wine whose sweetness is suppressed by richness. Flavors of bitter oranges and white figs go with the intense core of botrytis, followed by a touch of bright acidity. This is a wine whose journey is just beginning. (RV)" (6/2010) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Cropped over 7 tries with 130 grams per liter of residual sugar, the 2007 Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey has a generous bouquet with almond, dried honey, minerals and yellow flowers – a little resinous and almost Barsac-like at first, though developing more botrytized aromas with time. ...Read More » 


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2001 Climens, Barsac

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Climens 2001 has always possessed a deliriously complex and intense bouquet that is beautifully defined: dried quince and marmalade, honeycomb and antique furniture. There is an inchoate, resinous element that will surely surface over the next decade or so. This is a bouquet that demands attention and in this blind tasting, sticks out from the crowd, a sui generis. Since I last tasted it, the palate has opened up and is beginning to pump on all cylinders. It is wonderfully balanced with fabulous intensity and a long, citrus-tinged finish that is utte ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2002 d'Yquem, Sauternes (1.5L)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The 2002 Chateau d’Yquem has a delightful bouquet with scents of dried honey, marzipan and melted candle wax. It is not the most complex, but it has very good definition. The palate has a controlled, linear opening with fine acidity and a tightly wound spicy core. This 2002 has a slight bitter edge which lends it race and tension. However, there is a touch of austerity here, as if it is holding something back. You might describe this as a serviceable Yquem: everything in its right place, but refusing to let go. This is a ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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WS 96 RP 93

2005 Lafaurie Peyraguey, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival)

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "There's beautiful ripe fruit in this, with pineapple, mango and papaya and hints of vanilla and honey. Full-bodied and medium sweet. Rich and round, with loads of cooked apple, citrus peel and spices. Long and flavorful. Dense and rich. Best after 2012. " (06/08) 92 points Robert Parker and 92 points Wine Spectator: "There's beautiful ripe fruit in this, with pineapple, mango and papaya and hints of vanilla and honey. Full-bodied and medium sweet. Rich and round, with loads of cooked apple, citrus peel and spices. Long and fl... Read More » 



1988 Nairac, Sauternes

91 points Wine Spectator: "Full-bodied, balanced, well-made Barsac, with just the right amount of new wood, ripe fruit and botryitis character." (4/1995) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted from magnum, the 1988 Chateau Nairac has a pleasant bouquet that perhaps lacks the chutzpah of the 1976 served alongside, but shares that telltale chlorine note that pricks the scents of mandarin, marmalade and dried quince. The palate is balanced and clearly fully mature with notes of dried apricot and orange rind. (NM)" (6/2014)  


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WS 91

1997 de Malle, Sauternes

91 points Wine Spectator: "Absolutely wonderful, with honey, vanilla and apple aromas that follow through to a full-bodied palate. Very good acidity and a long, flavorful finish. Best after 2001. (JS)" (1/2000) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An exotic, flamboyant bouquet of orange marmalade, honeyed citrus, caramel, coconut, and pain grille soars from the glass of this well-bodied, potentially outstanding effort. In the mouth, it reveals an unctuous texture with tangy underlying acidity, medium to full body, and gobs of fruit. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2020. (RP)" (4/2000) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Attractive nose combines exotic fruits, h ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

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WS 91

2004 d'Yquem, Sauternes

94 points Wine Spectator: "Tropically ripe, with dense yet creamy layers of guava, mango, lychee and papaya, all stitched with racy lemon cream and candied grapefruit peel notes. Frangipane-framed finish pumps out wave after wave of unctuous fruit. Starting to hits its second gear, and with old-school Yquem power and muscle. Drink now through 2032. (Web Only-2012)" Jancis Robinson: "Big, massive in build and very ambitious in scale. So much more complex! Very good wine with a dry finish. Pretty glorious. 18/20 points." (11/2009)  


Inventory: Redwood City

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WS 94

1989 Suduiraut Crème de Tête, Sauternes (soiled labels)

96 points Wine Spectator: "An amazing, full-bodied Sauternes with the texture of double cream, cascading its exotic blend of orange-peel, thyme, dried-herb and honey flavors to a long finish." (4/1995)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

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WS 96

2003 d'Arche, Sauternes

92 points Wine Spectator: "*Highly Recommended* Aromas of ripe apples, honey and spices follow through to a full-bodied palate, very sweet and spicy, with loads of spicy botrytis character and a long finish. Lively! Better than the 2001. Best after 2008." (3/2006) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale yellow-gold. Peach, coconut, menthol and sexy oak spices on the nose. Sweet and smooth if a bit youthfully closed today, showing very good but not outstanding complexity. But this moderately fleshy 2003 comes across as suave, with its rich flavors of peach and lemon kept firm by sound acidity." (7/2006)  


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WS 92

1988 Rabaud-Promis, Sauternes (375ml)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1988 remains the most classic of the 1988, 1989 and 1990 vintages. It possesses great richness, sweetness, and unctuous texture, as well as higher acidity, plenty of botrytis, a wonderful, rich, honeyed pineapple, coconut, and orange-scented nose, gobs of rich fruit, and excellent delineation. Approachable now, it promises to age effortlessly for 25-30 years. At one time, Rabaud-Promis was among the most notorious underachievers of Barsac/Sauternes. That all changed in 1986. The 1988, 1989 and 1990 vintages offer formidable evidence that Rabaud-Promi ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


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