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2005 Haut-Bergey, Pessac-Léognan

91 points Wine Spectator: "Aromas of mineral, blackberry and licorice lead to a full body, with lots of racy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. There's plenty of character, with a polished, refined style, yet tannic. Best after 2011. (JS)" (3/2008) 90 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Scattered notes of stony spice and tobacco join with fairly solid young curranty fruit in both the aromas and flavors of this full-scaled and well-extracted young Graves, and it delivers a little more volume and depth than we would expect at the price. It is long on tannic grip at the moment and is thus one meant for the cellar, and we ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml)

97 points James Suckling: "This appears to be the synthesis of the fabulous 2001 and 2003. It shows wonderful aromas of botrytis spice, honey and citrus rind. Lots of fruit with a tropical fruit undertone of mango and papaya on the palate. Intense finish." (7/2013) 97 points Wine Spectator: "Delivers lots of botrytis spice, with lemon tart and cooked apple. Full-bodied, with loads of cream and vanilla and an intense tropical fruit and honey aftertaste. Long and viscous, with a layered and beautiful spicy finish. Hard not to drink it now. Best after 2014. *Highly Recommended and #4 of Top 100 Wines of 2008* ( ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


2003-2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac Vertical
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2003-2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac Vertical, including 1-bottle of 2003 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (95RP, 93JS, 93ST, 93WS), 1-bottle of 2004 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (93WE, 93WS, 92RP, 91DC, 91JD, 91JS, 91VN), and 1-bottle of 2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (97JD, 97RP, 96WS, 95DC, 95VN, 94WE). Of the 2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac,Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: "Tasted at the Pontet-Canet vertical in London, the 2005 Château Pontet-Canet has long been one of the stars of the vintage and this might well be the best of over a dozen showings of this wine. However, do not expect ostentation on the nose. This is 2005 and like many wines of this vintage, even with considerable decanting, it remained broody and introspective on the nose, as if it is checking you out and seeing if you are worthy. Once you have been accepted, then it swings the doors open to reveal gorgeous scents of blackberry, briary and cassis fruit, perhaps a little more sous-bois than I have noticed c 

This lot contains the following items:
2003 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (qty: 1)
2004 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (qty: 1)
2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (qty: 1)


End Date: Jun 30 2018 10:00AM PT


2005 Grand Pontet, St-Emilion

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Kudos to proprietress Sophie Porquet, who also makes the sensational Cotes de Castillon, Joanin-Becot. From this 35-acre vineyard she has fashioned a sensational blend of 70% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Her finest effort since taking over this property in 1999, the 2005 boasts a saturated purple color followed by notes of ripe blackberries, black currants, licorice, incense, chocolate, and espresso. Thick, highly-extracted flavors nearly obscure the elevated tannins. This big, serious, rich claret is meant to last for three ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: $69.99 Add To Cart
RP 93 WS 92

2005 Margaux, Margaux

100 points James Suckling: "The nose on this seems more concentrated than the 2000, and the purity of fruit is stunning, with blueberries, raspberries, fresh flowers, and hints of licorice. This is perfect and complete. Full bodied, with notes of forest berries and wild raspberries, this is thick and velvety with perfectly polished tannins. You can really feel the density on this, more than the tannic structure. This is a sleeping beauty that will be utterly captivating when it awakes. Don't touch this until after 2015." (11/2010) 99 points Decanter: "The famed Château Margaux is a 1er cru classé, first ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2005 Baron de Brane, Margaux

Decanter: "A second wine of an excellent Margaux at 12 years old in a great vintage should be on its absolute plateau right now, and while this is fairly evolved, it offers plenty of gentle soft leather and brioche pleasure. There is some sweet brambly fruit with the faintest trace of brett, but overall it's a beautiful wine to enjoy over the next few years. It's crying out for slow-braised lamb. (JA)" (11/2017) Wine Spectator: "Shows currant bush and sweet tobacco, with berry underneath on the nose. Medium-bodied, with an earthy, funky finish. Good enough. The second wine of Brane-C ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

2005 Pavie Macquin, St-Emilion

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Inky bluish/purple in color, Pavie Macquin produced a prodigious effort from St.-Emilion in 2005. Its crushed, chalky rock minerality, massive body, and high tannin make for a wine to forget for another decade. Super-loaded, concentrated and powerful, this wine should turn out great, but patience will be required. The blackberry and cassis fruit are there in abundance, but so is a massive structure. 96+ (RP)" (6/2015) 96 points Wine Spectator: "Terrifically dense, with layers of plum sauce, melted red licorice, raspberry coulis and blackberry pâte de fruit coursing along, but never ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2004-2008 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac Vertical
Bid on this 5-bottle lot of 2004-2008 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac Vertical, including 1-bottle of 2004 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (94WE, 92RP, 90JS, 90ST, 90WS), 1-bottle of 2005 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (95WE, 94WS, 93JS, 90ST), 1-bottle of 2006 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (94RP, 94WE, 93ST, 92WS), 1-bottle of 2007 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (91VN, 91WE), and 1-bottle of 2008 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (94WE, 93JS, 92RP, 92ST, 92VN, 91WS). Of the 2005 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac,Wine Enthusiast writes: "In recent years, Pichon Comtesse has developed an elegance all its own, with great style, smoothing out the real intensity of the wine. This 2005 continues in that tradition, a spicy, fruity wine, which has restraint as well as hidden power." (06/2008) 

This lot contains the following items:
2004 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (qty: 1)
2005 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (qty: 1)
2006 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (qty: 1)
2007 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (qty: 1)
2008 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (qty: 1)


End Date: Jun 29 2018 4:30PM PT


2005 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien

97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Power and elegance merge effortlessly in this superb wine. Its pure black currant fruit is tightly coiled, supported by just the right amount of firm tannins. Great aging potential. A triumph. *Cellar Selection*" (6/2008) 96 points James Suckling: "This offers aromas of spices, dried dark fruits, meat and berries. Full and muscular on the palate, with strong tannins and a long, long finish. This is very powerful and chewy, but a little bit tight. This is a wine for the cellar. Don’t touch this until 2018." (12/2010) 96 points Wine Spectator: "Delivers breathtaking aromas of blackberry, currant, licorice and flo ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Petit Village, Pomerol

92 points Wine & Spirits: "Superrich in its dark fruit, black herbs and boldly oaked flavors, this is also firm and, in the end, extremely tannic. It finishes dry, the power of the tannin increasing with air, with a grip that will need long bottle aging to relent. Check on it ten years from the vintage." (10/2008) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Milk chocolate and blackberry aromas follow through to a full body, with very soft tannins and a long, caressing finish. This is so delicious now, but has a balance of fruit and tannins. One of the best from this estate in some time. Best after 2014." (3/2008) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Fruity and smo ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2005 Pavie Macquin, St-Emilion
Bid on this bottle of 2005 Pavie Macquin, St-Emilion (96RP, 96WS, 95ST, 94W&S, 94WE). Wine Spectator: "Terrifically dense, with layers of plum sauce, melted red licorice, raspberry coulis and blackberry pâte de fruit coursing along, but never top-heavy, as alluring floral and incense notes hang in the background. The long, mineral-driven finish keeps everything firmly grounded. Approachable now, but has a ways to go. (JM, Web-2015)" 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Pavie Macquin, St-Emilion (qty: 1)


End Date: Jun 29 2018 12:00PM PT


2005 Marquis d'Alesme Becker, Margaux

91 points Wine Spectator: "A soft, fruity wine, with blackberry, coffee and light vanilla on the nose and palate. Full, with very velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. This is right on the mark now." (3/2008) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A pleasant, picnic-styled 2005, this wine offers sweet cherry and currant fruit, a medium ruby/purple color, moderate body, light tannin... especially for the vintage. (RP)" (4/2006)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
WS 91

2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2005 Pontet Canet is a bruiser that’s still not anywhere near primetime. Blackcurrants, scorched earth, graphite, and saddle leather all emerge from this concentrated, powerful, structured 2005 that has an incredible amount of fruit, yet no shortage of ripe tannin, extract, and length. It needs another 4-5 years (or more) to hit maturity, but it’s an incredible wine that’s going to reward patience. 97+" (2/2018) 97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted at the Pontet-Canet vertical in London, the 2005 Château Pontet-Canet has long been one of the stars of the vintage and this might well ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac

96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2005 Pichon-Longueville Baron is another concentrated, full-bodied 2005 that’s starting to drink well. Cassis, black cherries, tobacco leaf, cedar and classic Pauillac lead-pencil characteristics all emerge from this ripe, sexy, surprisingly rounded effort that has a stacked mid-palate and sweet, polished tannin. It’s impressive today but is going to cruise for another two to three decades." (12/2017) 96 points Wine & Spirits: "Baron was trapped in its oak en primeur, seeming flashy, luscious and soft. Now bottled and shipped, it has the unremitting tannic power of the vintage, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2005 Clos de l'Oratoire, St-Emilion

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From the Comte von Neipperg, his wines from this over-achieving estate always deliver an aromatic fireworks display of cedar wood, Christmas fruitcake, roasted herbs, black olive, cassis and sweet kirsch. The 2005 has all that as well as ripe, well-integrated, velvety tannin, and full body in a sexy, luscious, heady style to drink now and over the next 10-15 years. (RP)" (6/2015) 93 points Wine Spectator: "This is exotic, with mushroom, blackberry and meat aromas. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and lots of decadent fruit character. Long and beautiful. The best from this estate si ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2005 Plince, Pomerol Back In Stock!
2005 Plince, Pomerol

91 points Wine Spectator: "This has a wonderful nose, with blackberry, licorice, Indian tea and light toasty oak. Full-bodied, with silky, integrated tannins and a long, caressing finish. A pretty, elegant young Pomerol. Much better in bottle. Close to the excellent 2000. Best after 2012." (3/2008) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is a strong effort from Plince, which is not normally one of my favorite Pomerols. This offering displays a dense ruby/purple color, loads of sweet licorice, black cherry and truffle-like fruit, medium to full body and a soft underbelly. Drink it over the next 7-10 years. (RP) ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City

Price: $44.99 Add To Cart
WS 91

2005 Lascombes, Margaux

94 points Wine & Spirits: "A joyous Lascombes, this is the first vintage to hit stride since the US investment firm Colony Capital took over in 2001. It's a meaty wine draped in fragrant tannin, built for long aging. It's also an exuberant wine, in both the bright, red currant-scented fruit and the bristle of the tannin. A playfully complex flavor lasts for minutes, the wine still youthful and fresh four days after it was opened. Margaux chic." (3/2008) 93 points Connoisseurs Guide: "This well-filled, impeccably balanced wine starts with aromas of cherries, sweet berries, tobacco leaves, rose petals, vanilla bean ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2005 Bélair, St-Emilion Back In Stock!
2005 Bélair, St-Emilion

90 points Wine Spectator: "Very perfumed, with crushed blackberry and vanilla character. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and tangy fruit. Balanced and refined, with a racy finish. Not quite as exciting as from barrel, but outstanding. Best after 2011." (3/2008)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
WS 90

2005 Jean Faure, St-Emilion

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good ruby-red. Reticent but nuanced nose hints at currant, game, iron and coffee. A fruit bomb in the mouth, with fat, sweet flavors of redcurrant, raspberry, tobacco and smoked meat. As full-blown and ripe as this is on first blush, there's plenty of ripe tannins and firm acids underneath. In fact, this quickly shut down in the glass, suggesting that it will require at least six or seven years of aging. The thickest of these three vintages, but the young 2007 is more suave. (ST)" (5/2008)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
ST 91

2005 Camensac, Haut-Médoc

91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. A big, firm and hard wine, with solid fruits, layers of dry tannin and great power. There's an intensity to this wine with acidity adding to the complexity and structure." (06/06) And, according to Wine Spectator: "A silky and fruity wine with currants and spices. Medium body, fine tannins. Very good indeed." (Web Only, 2006) We were able to get just a little bit more of this wine in. If you missed out the first time, don't hesitate! 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

Price: $39.99 Add To Cart
WE 91 - 93

2005 du Tertre, Margaux
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2005 du Tertre, Margaux (92JS, 90RP). James Suckling: "Wonderful balance of fruit with currant and chocolate character. Full body with integrated tannins and a clean finish. Polished and refined. " (07/2013) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 du Tertre, Margaux (qty: 3)


End Date: Jun 30 2018 2:30PM PT

Current Bid: $120.00
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JS 92 RP 90

2005 Soutard, St-Emilion

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Medium-bodied and superficial for the vintage, the deep ruby-colored 2005 Soutard offers a pleasant nose of loamy soil, spice, berry fruit, and earth. In the mouth, it is medium-bodied and shallow, with light to moderate tannin and a decent finish. New owners, the insurance group Groupe Le Mondiale, and a new manager, Claire Thomas-Chenard, should result in higher quality from this estate. (RP)" (4/2008) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red. Black raspberry and nutty oak on the nose. Ripe but not fat, with sound acidity giving this a juicy, penetrating character. A firm, solid, miner ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: $44.99 Add To Cart

2005 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (1.5L)

96 points James Suckling: "This is very dense and tight right now with firm tannins. Currants with cassis, plums and peach. Full and dense, not giving that much. Powerful and intense and structured. It needs at least another five years." (5/2013) 96 points Wine & Spirits: "There's a relaxed feel to this wine. Cazes's team can dress Lynch-Bages in the black-tie formality of a first growth, but the wine is still lovely-a touch of gaminess makes it friendly rather than ponderous. There's something ethereal about its tannins, like a chocolate truffle melting in the mouth. (Daniel Llose used 80 percent new oak for ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse


2005 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien 6-pack in OWC

97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Power and elegance merge effortlessly in this superb wine. Its pure black currant fruit is tightly coiled, supported by just the right amount of firm tannins. Great aging potential. A triumph. *Cellar Selection* (RV)" (6/2008) 96 points James Suckling: "This offers aromas of spices, dried dark fruits, meat and berries. Full and muscular on the palate, with strong tannins and a long, long finish. This is very powerful and chewy, but a little bit tight. This is a wine for the cellar. Don’t touch this until 2018." (12/2010) 96 points Wine Spectator: "Delivers breathtaking aromas of blackberry, currant, licorice an ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Ormes de Pez, St-Estèphe

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Very dense, black, dominated by dark tannins and plum skins, with a mineral edge. The acidity and the ripe fruits are under all this structure, typical of young Saint-Estèphe. This needs time - don't touch for five years." (6/2008) K&L Notes: (*1/2) 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. Black cherry on the nose. Expressive, vibrant, supper mid-palate with a sweet lovely texture. 53 hectoliters per hectare and 13.3% alcohol, but the wine does not show the alcohol. More vibrant on palate. Good core of sweet fruit. Good value wine. (Clyde Beffa, K&L ... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City

Price: $54.99 Add To Cart
WE 92

2005 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml)

97 points Wine Spectator: "This has a deliciously pure feel, with juicy, inviting green plum, ginger, heather, creamed pineapple and Jonagold apple flavors all melded together and gliding through the lengthy finish, which echoes with lilting flowers and dried citrus notes. (Web Only-2012)" 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The 2005 Chateau d’Yquem is similar to the 2006 in that it deserves aeration. The bouquet is well-defined, although there is clearly some new oak that will need another two or three years to fully integrate. The aromatics seem to show a little more botrytis than t ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


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: Main Warehouse


2005 Quinault L'Enclos, St-Emilion

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium ruby-red. Sexy aromas of cherry, minerals, iron and smoked meat. Juicy and sappy for the year, with lovely energy to the concentrated flavors of cherry, minerals, smoke, flowers and earth. Very sophisticated, shapely wine with a long, ripely tannic finish throwing off notes of smoke, minerals and iron. (ST)" (6/2008) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Beautiful chocolate and blackberry aromas and flavors follow through to a full body, with soft, round tannins and a very long finish. (JS)" (3/2008) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made when the proprietor was Dr. Alain Raynaud, this 2005 is a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% C ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $59.99 Add To Cart
ST 93 WS 92

2005 Clos St. Martin, St-Emilion

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "With a gorgeous nose of super-concentrated black cherry/kirsch liqueur, this wine offers notes of licorice, crushed rock and flowers followed by a full-bodied, powerful, rich finish with a boatload of tannin. This is a long-distance runner and a sensational effort in the vintage. Drink it over the next 25-30 years. 97+ (RP)" (6/2015) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Beautiful crushed berry, spice and raspberry tart character follows through to a full body, with silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. A pretty wine. Best after 2013. (Web-2008)"  


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $174.99 Add To Cart
RP 97 WS 91

Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

2005 Grand Pontet, St-Emilion (1.5L)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Kudos to proprietress Sophie Porquet, who also makes the sensational Cotes de Castillon, Joanin-Becot. From this 35-acre vineyard she has fashioned a sensational blend of 70% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Her finest effort since taking over this property in 1999, the 2005 boasts a saturated purple color followed by notes of ripe blackberries, black currants, licorice, incense, chocolate, and espresso. Thick, highly-extracted flavors nearly obscure the elevated tannins. This big, serious, rich claret is meant to last for three ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $139.99 Add To Cart
RP 93 WS 92

2005 Moulin-Haut-Laroque, Fronsac (3L)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A stunning offering from one of Fronsac’s most consistent overachievers, this inky/blue/purple-tinged 2005 offers up aromas of black raspberries, crushed rocks, spring flowers, earth, and spice. Superior concentration, medium to full body, beautiful integration of acidity and tannin, and a 30+ second finish result in an impressive Fronsac. (RP)" (8/2008) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh and floral, with blackberry, violet and light cedar character. Full and caressing, with a beautiful, silky texture and a long, caressing finish. A lovely young wine. (JS)" (3/2008)  


Inventory: Redwood City

Price: $299.99 Add To Cart
RP 92 WS 90

2005 Caronne Ste-Gemme, Haut-Médoc (3L)

91 points Wine Spectator: "(Smart Buys) Offers raisin and dried fruit, with very ripe fruit aromas and coffee and oak undertones. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long finish. This is pumped up, but I like the flamboyant character." (3/2008) 88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Space limitations did not allow complete tasting notes for this Cru Bourgeois, but 2005 is the finest vintage for these wines since 1982. The range of scores for these wines should give readers an idea of just how consistent this vintage is at this level. Given the style of the vintage, most of these wines should be accessible young yet e ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2005 Suduiraut, Sauternes (375ml)

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." (4/2012) 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 generou ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 La Bienfaisance, St-Emilion (Elsewhere $40-55) Back In Stock!
2005 La Bienfaisance, St-Emilion (Elsewhere $40-55)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 La Bienfaisance is a rich, concentrated wine with loads of blackcurrant and black cherry fruit along with some earthiness and subtle background oak. It is medium to full-bodied, ripe, and extremely well-made in a progressive, modern St.-Emilion style. Drink now through 2025. (RP)" (6/2015)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $39.99 Add To Cart
RP 90

2005 Lagrange, St-Julien
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2005 Lagrange, St-Julien (96JS, 94W&S, 94WE, 93WS). James Suckling: "Stunning now. A fabulous nose of currants, crushed raspberry and blackberry. Full- bodied, with perfectly integrated tannins and a long, caressing finish. Drink or hold." (07/2014) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Lagrange, St-Julien (qty: 3)


End Date: Jun 29 2018 12:00PM PT


2005 La Tour de Mons, Margaux Back In Stock!
2005 La Tour de Mons, Margaux

90 points Wine Spectator: "Gorgeous aromas of crushed blackberry, Indian spices and cherry follow through to a full body, with firm, round tannins, sweet fruit and a pretty, caressing finish. Juicy and delicious. Best after 2011." (3/2008) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Cedar, fruitcake, red and black currants interwoven with a touch of spice...Enjoy it over the next 10-12 years." (4/2008) K&L Notes: This gorgeous wine sold out quick when we first got it in stock. Aged to perfection, this is ready to enjoy tonight. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $34.99 Add To Cart
WS 90

2005 Bernadotte, Haut-Médoc

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good bright ruby-red. High-pitched aromas of raspberry, flowers and mint. Cool, juicy and leanish but with good lift to the pure red fruit flavors. Ultimately conveys a rather austere impression, with the finish showing a tart quality and firm tannic spine." (6/2006) Wine Spectator: "Tea leaf aromas, with raspberry and blackberry, lead to a medium-to-full body, with soft, silky tannins and a pretty aftertaste. Best after 2008. (Web-2008)" K&L Notes: If you follow Bordeaux you've no doubt heard about Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (we typically shorten that to just "Pich... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $27.99 Add To Cart

2005 Malescot-St-Exupery, Margaux (Pre-Arrival) Back In Stock!
2005 Malescot-St-Exupery, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This estate’s finest effort - ever, the 2005 Malescot St.-Exupery should be sought out by readers looking for intensity combined with superb richness, fascinating elegance, and a surreal concoction of blue and red fruits, a silky texture, and a delicate yet powerful wine that builds incrementally, never becoming overwrought. This dense purple-colored, medium to full-bodied tour de force in winemaking is already displaying remarkable complexity. It should only get better over the next decade, and will last through 2030. I would not be surprised to see thi ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $154.99 Add To Cart
RP 97 WS 97

2005 Belgrave, Haut-Médoc Back In Stock!
2005 Belgrave, Haut-Médoc

91 points Wine Spectator: "There's black licorice, coffee bean and ripe fruit on the nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a wonderful concentration of ripe fruit and currant. Shows tar and vanilla on the finish. Best after 2013." (3/2008) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An impressive effort from this Haut-Medoc property, the 2005 Belgrave possesses a deep ruby/purple color as well as notes of damp earth, cedar, herbs, black cherries, and currants, good acidity, moderately high tannin, an admirable, layered texture, and fine purity and overall balance." (4/2008) Wine Enthusiast: "Attractive peppermint aromas, almost eucalyptus, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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WS 91

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. (RV)" (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 an ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Ducluzeau, Listrac-Medoc Back In Stock!
2005 Ducluzeau, Listrac-Medoc

According to the Wine Spectator: "Light and simple, with plum and tobacco character. Medium-bodied, with a fresh finish. Best after 2009." (Web only, 2009) 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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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 » 


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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) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Picked over a period of eight weeks, this ...Read More » 


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2005 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes (375ml)

95 points James Suckling: "This is powerful and racy with lots of class. Full body, very sweet with lots of spicy botrytis character. Intense. Drink or hold." (2/2014) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Classic Sauternes, treading the fine line between sweetness and elegance. Initially, it seems to be dominated by the botrytis, but then sweet fruits also show, with ripe yellow fruits, honey and almonds, touched with citrus. As it develops, the wine will become richer and more intense. (RV)" (6/2008) 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 me ...Read More » 


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2005 Lafon-Rochet, St-Estèphe Back In Stock!
2005 Lafon-Rochet, St-Estèphe

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Dense ruby/purple and still youthful and exuberant, with oodles of cassis and incense, the 2005 Lafon-Rochet is medium to full-bodied, with ripe tannin and a long finish. Just becoming approachable, this wine should continue to drink well for another 10-15 years. (RP)" (6/2015) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good red-ruby. Very ripe aromas of musky currant, black raspberry, camphor and tobacco leaf. Round and plump for St. Estephe, with noteworthy volume and seamless texture; sweeter by far than the chateau's 2007 or 2006 samples but possesses harmonious framing acidity. Finishes with b ...Read More » 


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2005 La Vieille Cure, Fronsac

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "In this vintage, this estate (one of the leading properties in Fronsac) produced an opaque/purple blend of 75% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon from vines averaging 25 years of age. Offering beautiful black cherry and black raspberry fruit, abundant chalk, minerality, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and a long finish, this over-achieving, full-throttle Fronsac is a brilliant example of the vintage and of this terroir. Give it another several years of bottle age, and drink it over the following 10-15 years. This sleeper of the vinta ...Read More » 


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RP 92 WS 90

2005 Doisy-Daëne, Sauternes (375ml)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Cellar Selection 0 Under the control of white wine wizard Denis Dubourdieu, this is one of the great wines of Barsac. It has intensity of sweetness, but just the right lightness, which gives it freshness as well as richness. This is a great wine in its early stages, and is certainly likely to age over many years. (RV)" (6/2008) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Château Doisy-Daëne has a very attractive nose with perfumed apricot blossom, white peach and honey all infused with cold stone scents. The palate is very well balanced w ...Read More » 


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2005 Bellisle Mondotte, St-Emilion

89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Unquestionably the best example of Bellisle-Mondotte (which lives in the shadow of its neighbor, La Mondotte) I have yet tasted, the 2005 exhibits a deep ruby/purple color along with sweet black fruit notes interwoven with new oak, licorice, and loamy soil undertones. Medium to full-bodied, moderately tannic, fresh, lively, and vibrant, it will provide enjoyable drinking over the next 15 years." (4/2006) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Has licorice, blackberry and mineral character on the nose. Full-bodied, with very well-integrated tannins and a seamless tannin structure. Balanced and r ...Read More » 


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RP 89 - 91 WS 91

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 » 



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