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2012 Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The iconic 2012 Pape Clement is a candidate for near-perfection as well as one of the wines of the vintage. From proprietor Bernard Magrez, this is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. This extraordinary vineyard (a few miles to the west of Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion) has hit all the highlights of this vintage. Interestingly, the quality of the Pomerols and Graves wines in 2012 is closer to what one would consider a great vintage than the general image of 2012. This is truly great wine and not fa ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien Top Pick!
2012 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. Firmly tannic in character, this wine is dry and extracted. There's potential for this powerful, impressive wine to bear the wine's very dry character with the weight of its fruit." (4/2013) 92 points Decanter: "Dense black-red, firm, quite spicy Cabernet Sauvignon, both ripeness and firmness is there, elegance over power and a good future." (10/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Dense ruby/purple, with cassis licorice and forest floors notes in the aromatics, Léoville-Barton’s 2012 is a relatively big, rich, masculine style of wine. This full-bodied wine needs 5-8 years of cellaring and shou ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "...This is a densely ripe wine, full of black fruits, smoky wood and generous tannins. Given its structure, the wine will obviously age well, even if it is drinkable in the medium term." (4/2013) 94 points James Suckling: "A pretty core of ripe-berry, currant and mineral character to this red with a full body, silky tannins and a fresh finish to add. Creamy texture. Better in 2017." (2/2015) 94 points Vinous: "The 2012 Pichon-Longueville Baron is wonderfully aromatic and textured in the glass. Scents of smoke, pipe tobacco and cedar meld into a core of intense dark fruit. Pliant and supple, but with con ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2010 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien Top Pick!
2010 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Fruity and juicy, this showcases the accessibility of this estate, while also highlighting some of the tannic structure of its big brother, Léoville-Barton. There is a classic black-currant note that's balanced by the firm tannins of the vintage. (RV)" (2/2013) 94 points Wine Spectator: "Tightly focused, with a beam of cassis and blackberry fruit framed by integrated espresso and charcoal notes. The ample structure drives the polished finish, allowing extra notes of plum sauce, pastis and blueberry coulis to stride through. Shows serious grip at the very end. Best from 2016 through ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Gazin, Pomerol

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This may be the first time in the history of this estate that Gazin has been made from 100% Merlot. That was the favored cepage (grape varietal) in 2012, and Gazin has produced a powerful, concentrated, dark plum/purple-hued wine displaying notes of balsam wood, forest floor, camphor, blackberries and cassis. As the wine sits in the glass, hints of white chocolate and espresso roast (no doubt from the barrels used) emerge. Full, rich and intense, this impressive 2012 reminds me of the 2001, only slightly more masculine. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2013 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Léognan

95-96 points James Suckling: "Why drink Silex from Dagueneau? This is really something exceptional with incredible density and power. Full-bodied, dry and mineral and lemon zest with fabulous length and beauty. This is definitely one to buy in 2013." (4/2014) 96 points Wine Spectator: "This has a gorgeous feel, with opulent fruit offset by racy herb notes and acidity as lemon sherbet, shortbread and white peach flavors are backed by a salted butter– and tarragon-laced finish. Hints of talc and fennel skitter in the background. Seriously long and still a touch youthful on the finish, this is one for the cellar. S ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2000 Labegorce, Margaux (1.5L) Top Pick!
2000 Labegorce, Margaux (1.5L)

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


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 90

2005 d'Armailhac, Pauillac

92 points Wine & Spirits: "Located in the north of Pauillac, between Mouton and Pontet-Canet, this 123-acre estate is also part of G.F.A. Baronne Philippine de Rothschild. The aroma balances meaty fruit and mineral scents, and while the pungent red fruit is always there, the tannins seem to increase their intensity with air. They cover the pure black cherry flavor like a powerful skin, deep and plush with an iron-knuckle punch. The tannins don't go away, but their inner velvet eventually wins out. This has improved significantly since the en primeur tastings and will continue to e ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2014 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "This has fascinating aromas already with blackcurrants and cassis. Hints of spices. It’s full-bodied with ultra-fine tannins and a long, focused finish. Muscular but toned and beautiful." (3/2015) 94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Pure Cabernet flavors are right at the front of this wine. It has fragrant fruitiness, with layers of black currant and fresh, juicy acidity on the palate. It's a bright wine, with just a touch of smoky wood flavors at the end." (4/2015) 93-96 points Wine Spectator: "Offers lovely weight and feel, with a big core of plum, blackberry and black currant fruit that manages to show re ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


1995 Malescot-St-Exupery, Margaux

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This wine may merit an outstanding rating. It offers a classic Margaux combination of elegance and richness. Medium-bodied, with delicate, beautifully ripe, black currant and floral aromas that compete with subtle new oak, the 1995 Malescot hits the palate with a lovely concoction of fruit, nicely integrated tannin and acidity, and a stylish, graceful feel. This quintessentially elegant Bordeaux should continue to improve in the bottle. A beauty! (RP)" (2/1998) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Plenty of plum and floral aromas, with hints of red licorice. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

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RP 90 WS 90

1988 La Lagune, Haut-Médoc

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is a very fine La Lagune from the 80's. A deep garnet core with tawny rim, the nose straightlaced with cedar, smoke, a touch of cranberry and a little cracked black pepper. The palate is medium-bodied, dry and solid, firm and stoic, what you might regard as an English gentlemen's claret (if such a person still exists!) Good weight on the austere finish, moderate length with tobacco lingering on the aftertaste. (NM)" (5/2008) K&L Notes: Now fully mature, the 1988 La Lagune offers a medley of well-integrated 'old school' Medoc tertiary aromas and flavors: dusty mi... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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2014 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "The strength of this Pontet Canet is very impressive, making it structured and tannic with a long and intense finish. Yet it turns to bright and vivid fruits. Full body. A modern classic. It builds on the palate." (4/2015) 93-96 points Vinous: "Deep and translucent to the core, the 2014 Pontet-Canet is one of the sexiest wines of the vintage. A host of violets, lavender, mint, spices, new leather and plums grace the palate in an utterly exquisite wine endowed with magnificent yet understated depth and crystalline purity. This is without question one of the highlights of the vin ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Lagrange, St-Julien
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2005 Lagrange, St-Julien (96JS, 94W&S, 94WE, 93WS, 91RP, 91ST). 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: 2)


End Date: Feb 17 2016 12:30PM PT


2004 Lascombes, Margaux

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another brilliant effort from this estate, the 2004 Lascombes (a blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petit Verdot) exhibits a deep blue/purple hue along with a sweet perfume of blueberries, black raspberries, cherries, incense, smoke, and spring flowers. While opulent, underneath the full-bodied richness of fruit and depth is a structured wine. As it sits in the glass, an espresso roast character (no doubt from new oak) also emerges. Enjoy this pure, structured, fleshy beauty between 2010-2025. (RP)" (6/2007) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good bright ruby. Wild aromas a ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


1995 Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien

91 points Wine Spectator: "Intense aromas of crushed blackberries, licorice and Spanish cedar. Full-bodied, concentrated and structured. Give it some time. (Web-2007)" 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Ruby-red with a pale rim. Initially closed nose opens slowly with aeration to offer delicate blackcurrant and mineral aromas complicated by a touch of field herbs. Then richer and deeper on the palate, with flinty blackcurrant, raspberry and herbal flavors carrying nicely through the aftertaste. The chewy, peppery tannins have smoothed out nicely with age. This wine has already developed much more depth and comple ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WS 91 ST 90

2000 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe
Bid on this bottle of 2000 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe (93WE, 93WS, 91RP, 90ST). Wine Spectator: " Lovely berry, spice and leather aromas follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate, with firm and silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. A harmonious wine. Not quite what it was from barrel, but outstanding all the same. Racy Calon. Best after 2010. " (03/2003) 

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2000 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe (qty: 1)


End Date: Feb 13 2016 1:00PM PT


2014 La Conseillante, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

94-95 points James Suckling: "Wow. This really kick in here with lots of subtle yet fresh fruit and a chewy and long finish. Muscular and long with a wonderful elegance. The winemaker says the cabernet franc gives the style and structure here. And he’s right." (3/2015) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château La Conseillante 2014 is a blend of 78% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc, picked from 23 September to 2 October and 29 September until 6 October respectively at 35 hectoliters per hectare. There was just 2.5% vin de presse and the Grand Vin represents 88% of the total production this year. As you would expect, th ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2012 Figeac, St-Emilion

93-94 points James Suckling: "A wine with a mineral, blueberry and light clay character. Full body, with round and velvety tannins and a long finish. Shows plenty of mineral, iron and spice character. Can’t make up my mind if I like 2011 and 2012. I tasted both this time." (4/2013) 92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. This wine has weight and tannins that offer good structure, but it's the ripe, rich fruit that dominates. It's powerful and complex, and likely to age well." (4/2013) 93 points Wine Spectator: "A beguiling tobacco leaf note weaves up and away from the core of steeped plum and mulled currant fruit, while a sleek iron accen ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2013 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "This white is so dense and powerful, with a finish that lasts for minutes. Pear, lemon, grapefruit and loads of minerals. Has more weight than all the red wines made in 2013. Full body. Profound depth. I look forward to tasting this from bottle in a few years." (4/2014) 94-97 points Vinous: "The 2013 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is fabulous. White flowers, spices, mint, grapefruit and lemon peel all meld together in a distinctive wine bursting with personality. The flavors are bright and high-toned, while aging on the lees with a little bit of stirring adds texture. Intense, sali ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien

92 points Wine & Spirits: "This vintage emphasizes dark chocolate and French roast coffee scents. Its luscious cherry flavors give a soft, round impression in the middle, then it lightens up a little, needing time for the flavors to extend. The fineness of Langoa is there, and should be more apparent in ten years' time." (10/2008) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Big, ripe, almost exotic, this has developed impressively over the past 18 months. Its tannins are certainly huge, but so is the fruit, warm, rich and enticing. Very powered, it thrusts black currants and acidity right up front." (6/2008) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Wonderful aromas of ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2011 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* So smooth, this is a rich, grandiose wine. Although it is full of black currant fruits and spice flavors, the texture is most impressive. Dusty tannins are integrated with juicy fruits seamlessly. The purest fruit flavors are allied to linear tannins in a precise yet generous way. The wine is evolving beautifully, but do not drink before 2020." (5/2014) 95 points James Suckling: "A wine with lots of ripe berries, verging on dried fruits. Full and chewy with ripe, round, chewy tannins. It needs lots of bottle age. A wine of steel. From biodynamically grown grapes, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


1983 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "...open knit and ripe, with a rich, weedy, black currant aroma. A rapidly evolving wine, it exhibits good concentration, a round, gentle texture, and a decent finish with some dry tannin." (1/2003)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Certan de May, Pomerol

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a very firm and concentrated wine with dark and smoky character. The palate is elegant and fine, but densely structured with dark tannins that give extra complexity." (4/2013) 90-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good full ruby. Expressive aromas of dark plum, blackcurrant, mocha and sweet spices. Dense, supple and suave, with sweet, deep, fleshy flavors of plum and mocha supported by a firm acid spine Finishes very long and refined, with polished tannins for the year. This struck me as a lot less heavily extracted than past versions. Superb wine in the making." (6/2013) 91 points James Suckling: "Aromas of ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Monbousquet, St-Émilion

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A beautiful effort from Monbousquet, this 2005 comes across to me as one of their strongest efforts, with notes of toasty oak, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit as well as some licorice, incense and flowers. Full-bodied and opulent, this is an amazing wine from a terroir on the so-called “wrong side” of St.-Emilion. Drink it over the next 15 or more years. It is an amazing performance. (RP)" (6/2015) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full ruby-red. Captivating aromas of black raspberry, smoked meat, mocha and licorice. Wonderfully sweet, dense and fat but with excellent vinosity and inne ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2014 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Vinous: "The 2014 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a huge wine. Rich, powerful and dense, yet remarkably precise, the 2014 boasts extraordinary density and fabulous balance. Scents of black fruits, graphite, smoke, tobacco, grilled herbs and incense meld into a huge core of fruit. Hints of black cherry jam, wild flowers and mint add an attractive aromatic top register on the close. Explosive and virile in style, the 2014 appears to have the pedigree to age well for several decades. It is without question one of the wines of the year. The blend is 65% Cab ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


1982 Suduiraut, Sauternes

4 stars Michael Broadbent (Nov 1992): "Roasted grapes picked exceptionally early, 16 September. Alcohol 14%. First tasted in 1988: sweet, hefty; minty, spicy; good length and acidity. More recently: waxy yellow; rich bouquet; very sweet, full-bodied. Showing well." This wine is actually better than the heralded 1983 vintage because Suduiraut makes better wines when they pick early in the season. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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2005 Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "A complete wine, rich and opulent. It has all the right balances of acidity, sweet fruits, black flavors and underlying dry tannins. Excellent." (6/2006) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A gorgeous effort from this tiny gem, the 2005 Les Carmes is their best wine since 1998 and 2000. Situated in a beautiful park behind Haut-Brion, this estate fashioned a deep ruby-colored 2005 boasting a brilliantly projected set of aromatics (kirsch, smoke, scorched earth, chocolate, leafy tobacco, and creosote). Its full body is somewhat unexpected given the aromatics’ delicacy and nuance. Zesty acidity ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac

95 points Wine Spectator: "* Highly Recommended * Offers fabulous aromas of currant, tar, lead pencil and mineral. Full-bodied, with supersoft tannins that caress the palate. Beautiful and impressive. A fabulous wine. The best Clerc in a very long time. Best after 2014." (3/2008) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Clerc-Milon’s 2005 has moved ahead of its stablemate, d’Armailhac. A blend of nearly equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon (48%) and Merlot (40%), and the rest Cabernet Franc, it exhibits plenty of charcoal, roasted coffee, smoke, blackberry, and cassis notes along with a meaty-like character to its flavors and te ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2012 Clos Fourtet, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Clos Fourtet was cropped at 32 hectoliters per hectare and achieved 14% natural alcohol. The final blend was 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. It offers an opaque dense purple color along with attractive blackberry, licorice, truffle and cassis fruit notes. It is full-bodied and dense with an authoritative mid-palate, sweet tannin and a layered mouthfeel that builds incrementally into a stunningly long finish. Precocious and charming already, it will drink better at an earlier age than the massive, prodigious 2009. (RP) ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 Feytit-Clinet, Pomerol

92-95 points Wine Spectator: "Blackberry and licorice, with spices. Tar. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a round and beautiful finish. So silky and beautiful. Lovely texture. (Web-2010)" 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Dominated by Merlot (95%) blended with a small amount of Cabernet Franc (5%), with 14.5% natural alcohol, it exhibits an opaque blue/purple color as well as a bouquet reminiscent of blueberry pie intermixed with espresso beans, black raspberries, charcoal and graphite. Full-bodied, thick and juicy with undeniable purity, a layered mouthfeel and abundant but sweet tannins, this exceptional Pomerol ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2013 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2013 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This wine is very true to the vintage. It has an attractive fragrance and great fruit purity, along with touches of wood and black currant. It is a fine wine, while showing the lightness of the year." (4/2014) 92-93 points James Suckling: "An aromatic wine with a delicacy and suppleness that is exceptional for the vintage with blackberry, mineral, spice and flower character. Very fine tannins. Seamless structure. It’s a wine that makes you want to drink it with its pleasant savory, fruity character. Harmonious." (4/2013) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and th ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse



2009 Grand Corbin Manuel, St-Émilion (3L)

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


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

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WE 92 WS 90

2004 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Foursquare, powerful wine that shows great ripeness, solid, firm red berry fruits, a touch of mint, and black, almost impenetrable tannins. Expect this impressive wine to age for 10-15 years." (6/2007) 93 points Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 Wines of 2007* Shows beautiful aromas of crushed berries and currants, with hints of mineral. Full-bodied, with lovely currant, licorice and mint. Long and caressing. Very refined and balanced red. Another winner from Pontet-Canet. Best after 2011." (3/2007) 91 points James Suckling: "Firm and fresh with currant bush and sweet tobacco character that turns to cigar box. Medium-t ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse


2002 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Even better from bottle than from cask, and one of the finest wines of the vintage, this dense purple-colored 2002 reveals wonderfully sweet notes of charcoal, fresh mushrooms, smoke, earth, leather, cassis, and cedar. Full-bodied, highly extracted, broodingly backward, dense, and deep, this impressively endowed offering is built for the long term. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2028. (RP)" (4/2005) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep ruby-red. Complex nose melds black cherry, cedar, graphite, menthol and chocolate. Cool, penetrating flavors of blue and black fruits, minerals, licorice ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse

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RP 92 ST 91

2014 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "A fabulous young wine with superb depth of fruit and density that shows blueberries, blackberries, oyster shells and stones. Full-bodied, chewy yet with a laser-guided backbone of tannins. Goes on for minutes. Concentrated yet so fine and beautiful. The tannin content analysis is the same as 2009 and 2010 apparently from the winemakers, but the tannin quality is better. Amazing. This could be a remake of the 2010 but fresher." (3/2015) 94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This wine has the finest, dusty tannins that float through the structure. Don't be deceived, though—this ri ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 Rieussec, Sauternes

98 points James Suckling: "Lots of caramel and Seville orange. Apricots, vanilla and sultanas. Intensely sweet on the palate with a deep texture and and good complexity. This Sauternes is wonderfully long and dense with superb purity and precision. Extravagant sweet wine. Drinks amazingly well already now, so why wait?" (5/2013) 97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The team at Chateau Rieussec have conjured a stellar wine in 2009. There is a little reduction at first that fortunately blows away, revealing thickly layered scents of honey, Danish pastry and quince that appear to gain vigor with every passing sip. The pal ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2013 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2013 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This has a palpable dry element, with the black currant flavor cut by dark chocolate. It has strong tannins and power. It will need to age." (4/2014) 90-93 points Vinous: "The 2013 Lynch-Bages is unusual but also quite pretty. In this vintage the flavors are quite dark, with distinct dark red/purplish overtones. Dried flowers, cloves and sage are some of the notes that develop with time in the glass. The 2013 finishes with lovely length and precision. The blend is 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot." (4/2014) 91-92 points James Suckling: "A pretty and tang ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2000 La Lagune, Haut-Médoc

Decanter: "Sweet, oaky nose. Lovely ripe, elegant and fruity palate. Quite lightweight. Easy to enjoy now, but will keep." (11/2004) Jancis Robinson: "Very deep crimson but some disconcertingly green notes on the nose. There’s acidity on the palate too. I suggested that the Windsors might like to serve this as a luncheon claret, possibly to Nordic visitors who don’t want too much in the way of flesh." (4/2009) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good medium ruby. Blackberry, espresso and spicy oak on the nose. Pliant, fairly rich flavors of black fruits and licorice. Finishes with lush tannins, a note of melting Valrhona ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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2014 Figeac, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "The Cabernet Sauvignon in this wine always gives it a distinctive, smoky profile. It also offers juicy acidity and black currant flavors that lie over a fine, dusty layer of tannins. The wine is so elegant and poised, with both structure and freshness." (4/2015) 93-96 points Wine Spectator: "Sleek and tight, with layers of well-focused boysenberry, cherry and cassis fruit, backed by a long, iron-edged finish. There's a whiff of tobacco in the background, too. Seriously grounded in terroir, this may take some time to unwind fully. (Web Only - 2015)" 94-95 points James Suckling: "A beautiful Figeac with stones, oyster ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


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

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


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2011 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Best of the Year 2014* Great swathes of fruit cross the tannic core in this impressive wine. Hints of wood aging peek out from beneath the sumptuous richness and spice. It is ripe, dense and obviously set for long aging. Drink from 2018." (2/2014) 92 points James Suckling: "A sleek, refined wine with blueberry, mineral and dried-flower character. Medium to full body with firm tannins. Bright and racy. Better in 2018." (2/2014) 92 points Wine Spectator: "This has some slightly rugged grip, with a prominent charcoal frame. Delivers ample flesh at the core, offering plum cake, currant preserves and smoldering tob ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2011 Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Pape Clement, a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, was aged 18 months in new French oak before being bottled unfiltered. Absolutely profound, with a complex bouquet of mulberries, black cherries, black currants, graphite and subtle smoke and burning ember-like aromas, this is a true super-star of the vintage. It represents a remarkable achievement by the winemaking team of Bernard Magrez. Full-bodied, rich and multidimensional, this wine clearly transcends the entire vintage. It should age e ...Read More » 


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2001 Sociando-Mallet, Haut-Médoc
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2001 Sociando-Mallet, Haut-Médoc (93RP). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This Haut-Medoc performed spectacularly on the two occasions I tasted it from bottle, even eclipsing its impressive showing from cask. It looks to be every bit as powerful as the 2000 ... not an easy achievement. A fabulous sleeper of the vintage, it tastes more like a first-growth than an unclassified offering. Its inky/blue/purple color is accompanied by a spectacular bouquet of lead pencil shavings, ink, blackberries, cedar, and earth. Full-bodied, with terrific texture, fabulous concentration, and moderately high tannin, this massive, atypical 2001 must be tasted to be believed. A brilliant achievement! Anticipated maturity: 2008-2020+. (RP)" (06/2004) 

This lot contains the following items:
2001 Sociando-Mallet, Haut-Médoc (qty: 2)


End Date: Feb 15 2016 2:00PM PT

Current Bid: $90.00
Place Bid
RP 93

2012 Montrose, St-Estèphe

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Produced in the magnificent new cellars at Montrose, this big, tannic wine is powerful and concentrated. It has something of the classic severity of a wine from this estate, but that’s mitigated by the ripe, generous blackberry fruitiness and the final freshness of a 2012. A great success, to drink from 2022." (5/2015) 94 points James Suckling: "Fascinating aromas of blackberries with cacao and buttery notes. This is a full-bodied red combining well-rounded tannins, lovely acidity and a mouth-watering finish. Yet turns firm and powerful. Drink in 2020." (2/2015) 93 points Vinous: "The ...Read More » 


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2005 La Tour Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan

93 points Wine Spectator: "Shows interesting aromas of chocolate, meat and berry, with hints of fresh cèpe. Turns floral and aromatic. Full-bodied, with soft, velvety tannins and a medium finish. Very balanced and pretty. Elegant and seductive. This is the last year of LTHB. Best after 2014." (3/2008) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Ruby-red. Plum, black raspberry and cedary oak on the nose. Pure but a bit tightly wound, with lovely texture and uncompromising dryness to the dark raspberry and tobacco flavors. With aeration, this gained in depth and breadth and showed lovely sweetness, but there's very firm acidity ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse

Price: $99.99 Add To Cart
WS 93 ST 90

1996 Kirwan, Margaux

90 points Wine Spectator: "Pretty plum and blackberry character. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a fresh finish. Just starting to come right now. (Web Only—2007)" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Readers should note that this property has significantly improved the quality of its wines, and now deserves a serious look in nearly every vintage. The 1996 Kirwan is a highly-extracted, rich, medium-bodied wine with a deep ruby/purple color, and ripe cassis fruit intermixed with a touch of new oak, prunes, and spice. The wine has come together nicely since I first tasted it from cask. It appears to be an excellent, n ...Read More » 


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WS 90

1997 Beychevelle, St-Julien

Wine Spectator: "Fresh and fruity wine with mineral and cherry character. Medium-bodied, with silky tannins." (1/2000)  


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

2003 Lascombes, Margaux

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This sumptuous, rich, complex Margaux reveals a fragrant nose of cedarwood, spring flowers, spice box, black currants and earth. Medium to full-bodied with silky tannins and a dense, plum/ruby/purple color, this fully mature 2003 can be enjoyed over the next 5-6 years. (RP)" (8/2014) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Excellent deep red. Very sexy, expressive aromas of plum and milk chocolate. Sweet, lush and ripe, with considerable power and thrust for the vintage. Very 2003 in its slightly roasted character but this boasts very good concentration and finishes with sweet, broad tannins and ...Read More » 


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