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

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


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2014 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This wine has spice and fresh fruit aromas, which translate on the palate into intense blackberry and wood tastes. It is firmly structured, with a dry core and medium-plus concentration. It promises a long life ahead." (3/2015) 92-95 points Wine Spectator: "Mouthfilling from the start, with lovely plum sauce, steeped fig and blackberry coulis flavors, lined with warm ganache notes and carried by ample but polished tannins. Features a tarry edge at the end, but maintains a rather polished feel overall. A lovely wine, once again. (Web-2015)" 91-94 points Antonio Galloni: "A fabulous wine from this venerab ...Read More » 


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2014 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Wine Spectator: "Rock-solid, with a gutsy core of plum, black currant, steeped fig and melted licorice snap, all carried by a gorgeous, charcoal-edged spine. Long, and loaded with fruit and grip. As solid as they come." (4/2015) 92-95 points Antonio Galloni: "Vibrant and pulsating in the glass, the 2014 Grand Puy Lacoste impresses for its superb overall balance. The flavors are bright and beautifully expressive, with sweet floral notes woven throughout that give the wine much of its nuance, while the seamless, silky tannins speak to finesse. Even with all of its explosive energy, the 2014 is not an obvi ...Read More » 


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2014 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Calon Ségur is silky, polished and exceptionally beautiful. Freshly cut flowers, mint, dark berries and sage are some of the notes that are pushed forward in a sweet, unctuous St. Estèphe endowed with tons of class and personality. Raspberry jam and crushed flowers add further shades of nuance. The 2014 captures a deeply intriguing blend of lifted aromatics, super-ripe, fruit, pulsating energy and polished tannins. Persistent and impeccably balanced throughout, the 2014 Calon Ségur is without question one of the wines of the vintage. The refined ...Read More » 


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2001 Clos du Marquis, St-Julien Top Pick!
2001 Clos du Marquis, St-Julien

92 points Wine Spectator: "Very perfumed with blackberries, currants and vanilla. Full bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. This is tight and racy. Very fine. Best after 2008." (3/2004) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2001 Clos du Marquis tastes like a classified growth Bordeaux. Deep ruby/purple-colored, it is more open-knit and forward than its bigger sibling, exhibiting lovely cassis fruit intermixed with underbrush, earth, and subtle background oak. Enjoy this approachable 2001 over the next 10-14 years." (6/2004) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good ruby-red color. Currant, tobacco, minerals, graphite and sexy oak on the nose. Du ...Read More » 


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2014 Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Smith Haut Lafitte is quite supple and textured in the glass, with lovely understated richness and impeccable overall balance. The least expressive of the 2014s I tasted at the estate, the Grand Vin is all finesse. Silky tannins and distinctly red-hued fruit are two of the signatures in an exceptionally polished wine endowed with fabulous overall balance. Sweet floral and mint notes add striking aromatic lift. Quite simply, although the 2014 is magnificent, it is also far from obvious in style. This is about as refined a 2014 as I came across du ...Read More » 


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2014 Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

92-95 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Rauzan-Ségla is shaping up to be a real jewel of a wine. Super-polished and silky throughout, the 2014 is all about nuance. Red cherry, red currant and mint open up in a translucent, beautifully delineated wine. Ferrous and savory notes follow as the wine blossoms in the glass, revealing its depth and resonance. All the elements fall into place in a gracious wine that is at once classically austere, yet also supple and highly expressive, with virtually no sensation of tannin and terrific overall balance. (AG)" (4/2015) 94-95 points James Suckling: "A powerful and dense Rauzan ...Read More » 


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1997 Pavie-Decesse, St-Emilion

90 points Wine Spectator: "Seriously good. Lots of blackberry, vanilla and tobacco character on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long finish of polished texture. Finely crafted wine. Best after 2000." (1/2000) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is the first vintage the vinification was controlled by Gerard Perse and his two consultants, Dr. Alain Raynaud and Michel Rolland. Dense ruby/purple-colored, with copious quantities of black raspberry and cherry fruit intermixed with spicy oak, this deep, rich, medium to full-bodied 1997 possesses sweet tannin, low acidity, excellent length, a ...Read More » 


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2012 Larcis Ducasse, St-Emilion

95 points James Suckling: "This shows so much class and balance with blackberry and mushroom character. Some wet earth. It makes you want to drink it! Fine and ripe tannins. Gorgeous. Drink in 2018." (2/2015)95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This great terroir, long owned by the Gratiot family, has come to life under the inspired winemaking of Nicolas Thienpont and Stéphane Derenoncourt. Some recent vintages have been legendary efforts, especially 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010. The 2012 (83% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc) is right in the competition, with an inky, opaque, bluish/purple color, gorgeously sweet, rich nose o ...Read More » 


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2011 Certan de May, Pomerol (Previously $85)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Firm and concentrated, this wine has great structure and density along with acidity and berry flavor. There is an attractive final spicy element." (4/2012) 88-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby-red. Aromatic herbs, red fruits and a touch of game on the nose, nicely lifted by sweet spice and violet notes. Bright and fresh in the mouth, with the cassis and herb flavors nicely supported by lively acidity and smooth tannins. Finishes with a coffee note." (5/2012)90 points James Suckling: "The aromas in this 2011 are impressive, with flowers, plums and currants. Full body with velvety tannins and pretty, ripe, ...Read More » 


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2014 Clinet, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

92-95 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Clinet is striking. Energetic, tense and wiry, the 2014 jumps from the glass with notable intensity. The tannins are quite evident, as is the acidity, but there is a level of harmony here that is impossible to miss. Red currant, sweet red cherry, tobacco, smoke and white pepper add nuance on the pulsating finish. I imagine the 2014 is going to require quite a bit of time, but it is compelling, even at this early stage. The 2014 is 90% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc that saw 30+ days on the skins in small lot fermenters, with ...Read More » 


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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." (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. Drink ...Read More » 


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2014 Canon-La-Gaffelière, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Antonio Galloni: "Exuberant and explosive, the 2014 Canon La Gaffelière is quite forward in style, yet all the elements seem to come together. An open, exotic bouquet melds into sweet red cherries, plums, spices and dried rose petals. The high percentage of Cabernet Franc gives the wine considerable aromatic lift and tons of personality. Floral and savory Franc notes abound on the super, long finish. The 2014 is 55% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. (AG)" (4/2015) 93-96 points Wine Spectator: "A strong ganache element flows along with the dark currant and blackberry flavors. A charco ...Read More » 


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2014 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

92-95 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Léoville Poyferré is impressive. A big, broad-shouldered St. Julien, the 2014 blossoms in the glass with superb depth and richness. Dark red cherry, plum, spice, menthol, crushed flowers, herbs and leather are some of the notes that burst onto the palate in an energetic, tightly wound Poyferré. The 2014 finishes with notable depth and huge, explosive intensity, all of which suggest it will require considerable cellaring. This is without question one of the stars of the vintage. (AG)" (4/2015) 93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. While the wine does have an austere side ...Read More » 


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2011 Guiraud, Sauternes Top Pick!
2011 Guiraud, Sauternes

99 points James Suckling: "This wine has exceptional clarity, balance and freshness, with lots of spicy botrytis character. Full body, medium-sweet and a crisp finish. It’s racy and refined. What’s impressive is the intensity of noble rot that makes the wine feel almost dry. This is the greatest wine ever made here. Made from organic grapes. Try in 2017, but already delicious to drink." (1/2014)97 points Wine Spectator: "#12 Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2014!!!*Highly Recommended* A large-scale version, with seamlessly layered notes of almond cream, apricot, ginger, mango, piecrust, papaya and toasted h ...Read More » 


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2014 Rieussec, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "This has a phenomenal finish. It’s dense yet agile with dried tropical fruits and spices. Honey, too. Yet so intense and powerful. It really lasts for minutes. Medium sweet yet so fruity and energetic. This shows how you can have ripeness with fruit and then lots of botrytis. Exciting wine." (3/2015) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Rieussec 2014 is a blend of 93% Semillon, 5% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle, picked from 15 to 29 October through seven tries, the yield half the normal crop at 13 hectoliters per hectare. Charles Chevalier, how lest we forget started here and n ...Read More » 


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2014 Clos Fourtet, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Clos Fourtet is one of the highlights of the vintage. Super-finessed and gracious to the core, the 2014 presents a super-intriguing array of lavender, mint, violet, herb and blue stone fruits. Veins of cool, saline-infused minerals give the wine its energy and length. At its essence, the 2014 is a deceptively mid-weight, refined St.-Emilion built on weightless energy, tension and class. Hints of lavender, cloves, white pepper and savory herbs reappear on the finish, adding lift and precision. In 2014, Clos Fourtet is a true stand out, as well as ...Read More » 


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2014 Suduiraut, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "Best since 2005? It has a unique style of botrytis intensity yet fresh, agile and bright. It’s full-bodied, delicate and refined. The palate is full of figs, spices, dried mushrooms and earth. It lasts for minutes. It makes you want to drink it now!" (3/2015) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Suduiraut 2014 may well be one of the best Sauternes of the vintage. This year, it is a blend of 95% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Blanc with a healthy 145 grams per liter residual sugar and 4.5 grams per liter total acidity. It needed some coaxing on the nose so I afforded the sample five min ...Read More » 


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2012 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. This very ripe, full-bodied wine is powered by sweet blackberries and solid tannins. It is a full, concentrated and complex wine that has a great future." (4/2013)92 points James Suckling: "On the nose and palate this red suggests red and black plums with cedar notes and hints of cloves. Full body, firm tannins, fresh acidity and an intense finish. Minerally, too. Polished tannins. Drink in 2020." (2/2015)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Owned by the Cuvelier family since 1920, this property over the last 20 years has made some great wines in the Médoc. The 2012, a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27 ...Read More » 


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2003 Gruaud Larose, St-Julien

92 points Wine Spectator: "Aromas of blackberry, toasted oak, sweet tobacco and espresso. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, fruity finish. I like the texture. Best after 2010. Tasted twice, with consistent notes." (3/2006)90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Under the management of Jean Merlaut, this estate has lost some of the super-opulence of the wines of the 90s, and gained finesse and elegance. That has stood the 2003 in good stead, emphasizing solidity and dry tannins to balance the wood and cranberry flavors of the fruit." (5/2006) Jancis Robinson: "Dark crimson with a classic claret nose but not that much fruit weight ...Read More » 


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WS 92 WE 90

1995 Lafon-Rochet, St-Estèphe

Jancis Robinson: "Very bright crimson. Quite gamey and evolved on the nose. Lots of minerals there too. Not heavy. Quite delicate really. In that it’s a light-bodied but very evolved wine. A little drying on the end." (2/2011) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This wine may merit an outstanding score after several more years in the bottle. Although it has closed down since bottling, it is an impressively endowed, rich, sweet cassis smelling and tasting Lafon-Rochet. The wine's impressively saturated deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by vanillin, earth, and spicy scents, medium to full body, excellent to ...Read More » 


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2014 Pavie Macquin, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Pavie Macquin is superb. Black cherries, smoke, new leather, cloves and cedar blossom in the glass as this textured, voluptuous St.-Emilion shows its dark, enticing personality. The flavors are distinctly sepia-toned in a muscular, powerful Pavie Macquin that will drink well for several decades. Savory herbs, crushed flowers, mint and smoke blossom on the dense, explosive finish. The blend is 85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. (AG)" (4/2015) 93-96 points Wine Spectator: "Well-packed, with ample boysenberry, blackberry and raspberry flavors that course al ...Read More » 


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2012 Alter Ego de Palmer, Margaux

94 points James Suckling: "This is amazing for the second wine with incredible white truffle, stone and currant character. Purity of fruit on the nose. Full-bodied, silky and refined. Fantastic length. Better in 2018 but almost impossible to resist now. Incredible." (2/2015)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another brilliant example from administrator Thomas Duroux and his team, the intense second wine, Palmer’s 2012 Alter Ego (51% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Petit Verdot), offers up plenty of blackberry and crème de cassis notes along with some spring flowers, licorice and subtle background oak. Opulentl ...Read More » 


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2012 Feytit-Clinet, Pomerol

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This wine has a beautiful, dense, opaque bluish/purple color, with loads of sweet fruit, no noticeable oak, earth, spice and a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel. The finish is long, opulent and beautifully textured. This is stunning Pomerol in this vintage. Drink it over the next 12-15 years. There is also room for further improvement. The final blend was 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc with the alcohol 14.1% from tiny yields of 22 hectoliters per hectare. (RP)" (4/2015)92 points James Suckling: "A silky and refined wine with superb balance and beauty for the vintage. Full-bodied, v ...Read More » 


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2011 Prieuré-Lichine, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Firm and complex, it shows both ripe fruit and weighty tannins, and is still very closed and tight. This is a powerful expression of the vintage—a wine that should age well." (4/2012) 90-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This sexy, delicious effort is atypically fat, fleshy and opulent for a 2011. While the acidity is present, it is lower than in many Medocs. The wine displays lots of blue, red and black fruits intertwined with a floral note that provides additional complexity. Front end-loaded with a mid-palate and finish that fill out nicely, this beautifully made wine is a true sleeper of ...Read More » 


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1996 d'Angludet, Margaux

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A sleeper of the vintage, d'Angludet's 1996 reveals an opaque purple color, as well as a powerful, rich, black currant-scented nose with cedar, weedy tobacco, licorice, and earth in the background. Dense, backward, and atypically powerful and unevolved for a wine from this well-run chateau, this boldly made, tannic, yet impressively endowed wine will have a long lifeline. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2015." (4/1999) Wine Spectator: "Not a big wine, but a delicious drinkable style that shows good finesse. Aromas of berries and spices follow through to the palate. Medium-bodie ...Read More » 


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2014 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Haut Bailly is exceptionally polished, creamy and textured from the very first taste. Black cherries, plums, smoke, tobacco and incense meld together in an ample, voluptuous wine built on pure texture. The high percentage of Merlot gives the 2014 relatively soft contours to balance the pure intensity of the Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a remarkably balanced, polished, young Haut-Bailly. The blend is 66% Cabernet Sauvignon and 34% Merlot. (AG)" (4/2015) 94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a very successful wine, with wood and fruit notes that combine seamlessly ...Read More » 


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2014 Duhart-Milon, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Duhart-Milon, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Here is a ripe and smoky wine, with a firm, tannic structure and a sense of the deep gravel terroir. The high proportion of Merlot in the blend has given richness to the wine, with a big, fat texture on the finish." (4/2015) 92-93 points James Suckling: "This is very solid and muscular with dark berries and blueberries. More merlot than normal but shows a serious structure that underlines the excellence of the cabernet. Small production of cabernet here with 45% merlot in the blend." (3/2015) 90-93 points Wine Spectator: "This has yet to soak up its oak and remains a bit raw, but the juniper and alder ...Read More » 


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1986 d'Angludet, Margaux

90-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A deep garnet core with heavy sediment. A lovely nose of roasted herbs, dried blood and mulberry. Very engaging. Like the d`Angludet 1983, this must have been sinewy in its youth, but it has softened over the last few years. Notes of tobacco, mulberries and leather. Quite complex and well-balanced. Drinking at its peak now. Superb. Tasted March 2004. (NM-Wine Journal)"  


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1990 Lanessan, Haut-Médoc

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1990 is opaque in color, with a huge, peppery, spicy, black cherry nose intermingled with aromas of Provencal herbs. In the mouth, there is excellent richness, a density and thickness to the texture, fine spice, tannin and glycerin in the long finish. (RP)" (2/1993) K&L Notes: Over the years Ch. Lanessan has gained quite a following here at K&L for offering exceptional Bordeaux values. While this is more expensive than many of our previous offerings, it is still quite the bargain from the outstanding 1990 vintage. K&L's co-owner and Bordeaux buyer, Clyde Beffa J... Read More » 


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2000 La Dame de Montrose, St-Estèphe

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A superb second wine, 39% of the production made it into the 2000 La Dame de Montrose. Revealing abundant Merlot characteristics, it offers wonderful sweetness, plenty of fat, juicy, chocolatey, black cherry and currant flavors, and a hedonistic personality. (RP)" (4/2003) K&L Notes: This is the second wine of Chateau Montrose, a second growth St-Estèphe comprised of 95 hectares in exposed gravel along the Gironde. The vineyards are planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 6 % Cabernet Franc, and 2 % Petit Verdot. 


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RP 90

2009 Malartic-Lagravière Pessac-Léognan

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


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2013 Alter Ego de Palmer, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

90-92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. While the wood is currently forward, what is attractive about this wine is its fresh and fruity character. It has bright acidity, deep black-currant flavors and good freshness, with just an undertow of tannin." (4/2014) 88-90 points Antonio Galloni: "Red cherry jam, raspberries, white flowers and spices flesh out on the 2013 Alter Ego. A juicy, succulent wine, the Alter Ego offers lovely up-front fruit married to the bright, lively acidity of the year. Sweet floral notes reappear on the lifted finish. This is a very pretty, feminine wine with plenty of near-term appeal. T ...Read More » 


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2003 Haut Batailley, Pauillac

90 points Wine Spectator: "Black licorice and blackberry aromas follow through to a medium-to-full body, fine tannins and a silky finish. Best after 2007." (7/2006) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium red-ruby. Roasted berries, musky espresso, tobacco leaf and a whiff of prune on the nose. Lush and supple, with more obvious sweetness than the 2005 but less shape and thrust. In a chunky style. My suspicion is that the 2005 will ultimately turn out to be a more refined and satisfying wine." (5/2006) Wine Enthusiast: "This chateau, owned by one of the old Bordeaux families, the Bories, has only recently begun to gain the stature its ...Read More » 


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2000 Haut-Bages-Libéral, Pauillac

92 points Wine Spectator: "Lots of currant and berry aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, with compacted fruit and a silky tannin structure. Best of Haut-Bages-Libéral ever. Best after 2009." (3/2003)90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This fifth growth is punching above its class under the control of Claire Villars-Lurton (whose family also runs Chasse-Spleen and La Gurgue). The wine is foursquare, rich and solid, filled with firm tannins.Blackcurrant fruit flavors, herbs and acidity complet a serious style of wine." (6/2003) Decanter: "Lovely blackcurrant fruit, creamy oak in background, very fine. Tremendous purity of flavours, gr ...Read More » 


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2004 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien

91 points Wine Spectator: "Very pretty and perfumed, with plum, vanilla and chocolate aromas. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. Best after 2011." (3/2007)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another sleeper of the vintage from this somewhat under the radar step-child of Anthony Barton’s more famous Leoville Barton, the 2004 Langoa Barton exhibits deep, concentrated, chunky, black currant and cherry fruit intermixed with notions of forest floor and aged beef blood. This impressive, full-bodied, powerful, ageworthy St.-Julien is atypically backward and brooding. Anticipated maturity: 2013-202 ...Read More » 


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1999 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac

Jancis Robinson: "This was served with the 1996 and pigeon and foie gras in a little flaky pastry medallion. It looked a bit more developed than the 1996 at the rim. Ruby with a hint of age at the rim. Firm and dry and nearing its apogee. Very fresh and clean. Lively and racy. Xavier Borie commented, '1999 was not considered a top vintage - it hasn't got that much power but it has elegance and structure. Our wines always have balance and freshness'." (4/2010) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This deep ruby/purple-colored 1999 has some tannin to resolve, but it is an elegant, medium-bodied, delicious effort ...Read More » 


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2001 Coutet, Sauternes

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A brilliant combination of power and finesse characterizes this light green/gold-colored Barsac. It possesses moderate sweetness, terrific aromatics, and a full-bodied, rich, beautifully delineated, ethereal palate revealing delicacy as well as acidity. Although young, it is already strutting its stuff. Consume it over the next 15-25 years." (6/2004)93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Subdued but pure aromas of mirabelle, peach, pear and pineapple; hints at a roasted botrytis ripeness. Then fat and rich in the mouth, with a captivating flavor of roasted peach. Impressively broad and oily bu ...Read More » 


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1995 d'Angludet, Margaux

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1995 is a silky, supple, charming, forthcoming wine that is well above its cru bourgeois classification. The color is a healthy saturated deep ruby/purple, and the wine offers up gobs of jammy black fruits intermixed with subtle herbs, spice, and toast. In the mouth, the wine displays excellent richness, a layered, medium-bodied personality, well-disguised tannin and acidity, and a hedonistic mouthfeel. Anticipated maturity: Now-2010. A sleeper of the vintage." (2/1998) Wine Spectator: "Refined, pretty '95. Currants, blackberries and green tobacco aromas. Medium-bodied ...Read More » 


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1989 Camensac, Haut-Médoc

Wine Spectator: "Not quite as good as the '88, but very well made, with a fine balance of coffee, tobacco and vanilla aromas and flavors and medium tannins." (3/1992) K&L Notes: A Classified Growth from 1855, Camensac has not always shared the acclaim of its neighbors in the Haut-Médoc appellation. Since 1964, however, the Forner family renovated the chateau, the winemaking facilities, and brought this venerable estate into the modern era. The vineyards are underlain with gravel and sand, and consist of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. 


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2014 Beychevelle, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. With fresh acidity over the delicious black currant fruits, this is a fine wine. It has enough weight and structure in its strongly tannic background to give great promise for the future, though it is so balanced now." (4/2015) 93-94 points James Suckling: "A firm and austere young red now but there's serious fruit and mineral character underneath. Full body, chewy tannins and a long finish." (3/2015) 91-94 points Wine Spectator: "Well-packed, with plum cake, bramble, blueberry patch and anise notes, all allied to a graphite edge on the finish. Racy acidity underscores everything. Rock-solid." (4/2015) 90-93 points Antonio Galloni: "A ...Read More » 


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2010 Prieuré-Lichine, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

94-95 points James Suckling: "Wow. This shows a wonderful core of intense, ripe fruit and velvety tannins. Loads of berry, chocolate and toasted oak. A joy to taste young. Hard to decide if it's better than 2009 at this stage." (4/2011)93 points Wine Enthusiast: "The former home of Alexis Lichine is now owned by a Pacific-based French mining company. The low yields of the 2010 (the vineyard was hit by hail) have produced a smooth and rich style of wine, which is weighty while also showing fine acidity on the finish. This has definite aging potential." (2/2013)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Dense purple, with loads of blueberry and blackberry f ...Read More » 


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2012 Poujeaux, Moulis (1.5L)

91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. This is a complex wine that’s dry at the heart and powered with dark tannins. Slowly the juicy fruit shows through on the mid palate, yielding a wine that offers the potential of solid fruits and excellent acidity." (4/2013) 88-91 points Wine Spectator: "Fleshy and compact, offering dark plum and black currant paste flavors lined with briar, ganache and roasted tobacco leaf. Shows solid grip and depth." (4/2103)90 points James Suckling: "A balanced and nicely structured wine with fine tannins and a pretty finish. Nicely done for the vintage." (4/2013) 88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another sleeper of the vintage, the dense ruby/pu ...Read More » 


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2013 Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

91-94 points James Suckling: "This is very, very fresh with a bright berry and currant character. Medium to full body, with fine tannins. Very pretty finish. Subtle and delicate. 60% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot, and a touch of cabernet franc and petit verdot." (4/2014) 90-93 points Antonio Galloni: "One of the most exciting wines of the year, the 2013 Smith Haut Lafitte graces the palate with an exotic melange of dark red/black fruit, violets, menthol, new leather, crushed rocks and dried herbs. The 2013 doesn't have the grip or structure of the very best years, but it is nevertheless striking and will drink well ...Read More » 


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1981 Rieussec, Sauternes

90 points from the Wine Spectator. 


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2000 Les Pagodes de Cos, St-Estèphe

92 points Wine Spectator: "Very intense aromas of crushed berries and pressed flowers with a hint of currant bush. Full-bodied, and chewy with lots of tannins but loads of fruit. A muscular, big wine. Very well-done. Best after 2010. (Web-2003)" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The second wine of Cos d'Estournel, the excellent, fruit-driven Les Pagodes de Cos possesses a dark ruby/purple color, sweet tannin, medium body, and much of the character of its bigger sister, but less tannin and density. It should drink well for 10-15 years. (RP)" (4/2003)  


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2005 d'Angludet, Margaux

90 points Connoisseurs Guide: "This wine raises the question: Where does its Margaux character leave off and its 35% Merlot content take over? It is far too coy to say "somewhere in the middle", yet the seamless fit of fine pieces so integral to good Margaux wines and the sweet cherry fruit that lies at the heart of this attractive bottling have clearly produced a wine that is both rich and even slightly succulent." (3/2008)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A sleeper of the vintage, this well-known, non-classified growth is a deep ruby/purple-colored effort revealing notions of roasted meats, black truffles, licorice, ...Read More » 


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2000 Lafon-Rochet, St-Estèphe

91 points Wine Spectator: "Concentrated wine. Intense aromas of grilled meat, spice and plum skin. Full-bodied, with big silky tannins and lots of fruit. Long and chewy. Best after 2007." (3/2003)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the better wines (and also reasonably priced) to emerge from this property over recent years, this dense ruby/purple-colored wine shows a complex nose of earth, underbrush, creosote, creme de cassis, and dried herbs. Sporting a new yellow/orange label that matches the dramatic paint job on the chateau itself, the wine has a deep ruby/purple color, medium to full body, fine ripeness ...Read More » 


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