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2005 Verdignan, Haut-Médoc

90 points Wine Spectator: "Dark in color, with lots of blackberry, mineral, licorice and a hint of toasty oak. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Balanced and generous, with lots of fruit underneath. Best after 2011. (JS)" (3/2008) Decanter: "Lifted cassis and hedgerow fruits. Harmonious balance between ripe, dark fruit, integrated oak, and chewy tannins. Attractive. Drink 2013-18." (6/2008) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A consistently well-made cru bourgeois, this wine exhibits a deep ruby color and a nice, earthy nose with hints of burning embers intermixed with black fruits, herbs, and spice. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
WS 90

2005 Latour-Martillac, Pessac-Léognan Top Pick!
2005 Latour-Martillac, Pessac-Léognan

93 points James Suckling: "Aromas of crushed berries, flowers and stones. It’s very ripe and rich. Yet it remains fresh. It’s full-bodied, with silky tannins and a crisp finish. It needs another year or two to soften but it’s already gorgeous to drink. Decant an hour or two before." (10/2012) 91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Barrel Sample* With its dryness, this seems at first to be all tannin. There is, though, a black currant fruit flavor that shows through after the wine has been in the mouth for a while, and the aftertaste has fine acidity. This should develop well. (RV)" (6/2006) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Dense ruby purple, with the oak ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Larmande, St-Emilion

92 points Wine Spectator: "Aromas of ripe fruit, coffee bean and sweet tobacco follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a long, balanced finish. Rich and layered. (JS)" (3/2008)  


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

Price: $39.99 Add To Cart
WS 92

2005 Meyney, St-Estèphe

90 points James Suckling: "This starts off a little bretty with barnyard undertones, but it blows off to flowers and rich fruit. Round and juicy, with yummy flavors. A long finish on this. Very spicy and earthy. St. Estephe character. Enjoy or age." (2/2011) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Aromas of currant and fresh flowers follow through to a medium-to-full body, with chewy tannins and a slightly woody finish, but the fruit comes through. Turns long and pretty. Best after 2010. (JS, Web-2008)" K&L Notes: From barrel: 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 29% Petit Verdot. Sweet and lush-delicious. Elegant style. We love this ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $44.99 Add To Cart
JS 90 WS 90

2005 Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien Top Pick!
2005 Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "This tastes of great Cabernet Sauvignon, with its black currant, cedar and herbs and fresh, juicy acidity. It is as fresh as it is rich, but it has a structure of dense tannins that balances the wine. This is one of the best wines from Gruaud-Larose for several years. (RV)" (6/2008) 91 points Wine & Spirits: "Licorice spice and tough black tannins form tight boundaries around this wine. Within them, sweet red fruit lends a gracious impression, gentle and refined. Age will allow the wine to expand as the tannins relent, but this offers impressive drinking now, particularly if decante ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac Top Pick!
2005 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

96 points James Suckling: "A meaty and decadent Lynch with very ripe currant aromas on the nose. Full body, velvety-textured tannins and a powerful finish. It shows so much structure and fruit yet remains polished and focused. Lovely now to drink but better in 2017." (10/2015) 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 Ll ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac

98 points James Suckling: "This accelerates on the palate with incredibly ripe tannins and finesse. Full body, roasted fruit, leather and grilled meat. Dried flowers, too. It shows superb tannin backbone and polish. Tight and youthful. Just starting to open. Currant and berry undertones with lead pencil are impressive. Better in 2018 but so delicious now." (10/2015) 98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Château Mouton-Rothschild is a deeply impressive First Growth. It has been blessed with a sensational nose that comes racing out of the blocks with audacious scents of black fruit, cedar, smoke and pencil box (P ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux

97 points James Suckling: "This is a fabulous wine. A very giving wine with an amazing nose of currants, strawberries and flowers. This is a gorgeous wine. Full and powerful, with chewy and ripe tannins and a long, long finish. A serious, structured wine that still needs some time in the bottle. Don’t touch this for another five or six years. Pull the cork after 2016." (5/2012) 97 points Wine Spectator: "*Ranked #2, Top 100 Wines of 2008* Very beautiful aromas of crushed berry, flowers, currant and Indian spices follow through to a full body, with ultrafine tannins and a long, long finish. Extremely polished ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2005 Canon, St-Emilion

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted at the Château Canon vertical, the 2005 Canon is evolving into a quite gorgeous Saint Emilion. One can still discern those brown spices infiltrating the ripe red and black fruit. There is fine mineralité here, great focus, perhaps just a hint of dried blood that develops with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe tannin. It is a very complex Saint Emilion with immense purity and style, a wine that you have to keep coming back to in order to understand. It's at that pivotal stage between primary and secondary notes, the red and black ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Clinet, Pomerol

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The opaque ruby/purple 2005 Clinet offers incredibly fragrant aromatics, an opaque ruby/purple color, and a wonderfully sweet nose of flowers, blackberries, licorice, truffle and caramel. Full-bodied, powerful and rich, it is not as nuanced or complex as the top four or five Pomerols, but close. This is a broad, meaty, masculine, super-rich and concentrated wine, with lavish plum, blackcurrants and blackberries. Drink it five years from now, and over the following 30 or more years. (RP)" (6/2015) 93 points Connoisseurs Guide: "We admit to being quite taken with the current crop of Pomer ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Haut-Bages-Libéral, Pauillac

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Very opulent, generous and rich. It shows all the glories of the vintage, with huge but sufficiently restrained fruit, and exuberant tannins." (6/2006) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Very aromatic, showing blackberry and currant aromas, with some licorice. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a rich, decadent, fruity finish. Caresses the palate. Stylish and opulent." (3/2008) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Haut-Bages Libéral offers loads of blackcurrant fruit, licorice, spice and forest floor. It is medium to full-bodied, with supple tannin and an expansive, textured mouthfeel and finish. Dr ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauilliac

97 points James Suckling: "A fabulous GPL. Perhaps better than the legendary 1982? It shows laser-guide precision on the palate with aromas of currants, cedar, mint, flowers and chocolate. Full-bodied and extremely finely textured on the palate, lasting for minutes. A joy to drink now. Get some." (11/2015) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium red. Very ripe aromas of plum and musky brown spices; redder in character and less precise than the 2006. Then big, sweet and plump on the palate, with full, mellow flavors of red berries, tobacco and mocha, plus a light smoked meat note. Finishes with sweet tannins and lin ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes

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


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2005 Lascombes, Margaux

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A gorgeous example of Lascombes, the 2005, a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot, continues the remarkable turn-around in quality that began five years ago. A stunningly opulent wine with a dense purple color, the 2005 possesses a beautiful perfume of spring flowers, blueberries, blackberries, creosote, and graphite, full body, silky but noticeable tannins, a layered mouthfeel, and a stunning, 45+-second finish. This is a brilliant, modern-styled Margaux that should age for 30-35 years." (4/2008) 94 points Wine & Spirits: "A joyous Lascombes, this ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse


2005 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac

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, balanced by unrelenting purity of fruit that somehow manages to anesthetize the monstrous tannin, to soften the extremely dry, mineral-bound finish into a caress. The wine may be bombastic, but it's also succulent and as sweet as a ripe black raspberry. It's easy to imagine this wine 50 years from now, in impeccable condition." (10/2008) 96 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* A great, classic Pauillac, with its dark, dense, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2005 Clos l'Église, Pomerol

97 points James Suckling: "This is an elegant wine with wonderful length and beauty. Full yet reserved, showing loads of complexity. This is just starting to show its colors, but still needs at least eight years. Don’t touch this until 2018. Please be patient with this one." (4/2012) 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The talented and charming Sylvie Garcin runs this tiny property of 15 acres, planted with 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The wine is aged in 100% new oak. The 2005 is dense ruby/purple, with notes of smoky barbecue, crushed blackcurrants and jammy cherries, with some licorice and earth in the backgr ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2005 Latour, Pauillac (2017 Ex-Chateau Release) (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2005 Latour, Pauillac (2017 Ex-Chateau Release) (Pre-Arrival)

100 points James Suckling: "A very complex nose of lavender, currants, spices, and hot stones. Full and dense on the palate, with a very tight structure. The tannins have a perfect polish to their density, and the finish is very intense, with wonderful fruit and truffle character. This turns almost decadent, with tremendous energy and a constantly changing profile. This is a very challenging wine to get to know, please leave this for at least ten years." (2/2011) 100 points Wine & Spirits: "How rare to confront a wine of this inner strength and perfect form. Grown at a 116-acre vineyard at the southern border ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 La Tour Blanche, Sauternes (375ml)

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: Hollywood Main Warehouse


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 Les Forts de Latour, Pauillac

94 points James Suckling: "Very classy with plenty of raspberry, currant, and licorice character. This is dense and compacted on the palate. Leave it for at least two or three years from now." (4/2012) 94 points Vinous: "Open-knit yet deep and powerful, the 2005 Les Forts de Latour is striking today. The pedigree of the vintage comes through in spades. Expressive, perfumed aromatics meld into a core of supple, open-knit fruit in a mid-weight, impeccably balanced Forts de Latour. Hints of red fruit, iron, smoke and tobacco add lovely shades of nuance. Latour's President Frédéric Engerer adds that that ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2005 Rabaud-Promis, Sauternes (375ml)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright yellow-gold. Spicy peach, honey, marzipan and vanilla on the rather suave nose. Then ripe and creamy in the middle palate but with very good definition to its flavors of stone fruits and sexy oak spice. Finishes quite long and pure, with noteworthy clarity and grip." (7/2008) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Honey, apple pie, dried pineapple and acacia aromas follow through to a full body, with medium sweetness and a spicy, viscous finish. Best after 2010. 5,000 cases made. (JS)" (3/2008) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Château Rabaud-Promis has a light ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
ST 91 WS 90

2005 Magdelaine, St-Emilion

94 points Vinous: "(a blend of 95% merlot and 5% cabernet franc; 3.53 pH; IPT 65; 13.8% alcohol): Bright ruby. Sexy, compelling nose of blackcurrant, violet, white pepper and minerals is an absolute knockout. Then very refined on the palate, with a delicate spiciness to the blackcurrant, red plum and mineral flavors, but with noteworthy fleshiness and ripeness lifted by harmonious acidity. This is a very great and impeccably balanced Magdelaine in the making. Finishes long and silky, with a persistent strawberry note. Jean-Claude Berrouet considers this to be a classic Mag ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Sanctus, St. Emilion New!
2005 Sanctus, St. Emilion

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From a special 7.5 acre parcel culled from the Bienfaisance vineyard, this 1,000-case cuvee is dominated by its Merlot component (the blend also includes some Cabernet Franc). As are most of St.-Emilion’s garigiste wines, it is given a Burgundian-like treatment of pre-fermentation cold maceration, malolactic in barrel, aging on its lees, and little clarification, all designed to accentuate the terroir, and enhance the wine’s texture and perfume. The stunningly perfumed 2005 offers up notions of toast, black cherry jam, blackberries, espresso roast, white ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
RP 93 ST 90 - 92

2005 Le Gay, Pomerol

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Le Gay is a massive, masculine Pomerol, very much in the style of Gazin, but showing much more minerality, abundant blue and black fruits, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and loads of tannin in a youthful, backward style, even at age 10. Give this wine at least another 5-10 years of cellaring and drink it over the following quarter-century. (RP)" (6/2015) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Dark purple in color, with aromas of coffee, green olive, blackberry and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with very polished yet present tannins and a long, rich, fruity finish. The best Le Gay in years. Bes ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Duhart-Milon Rothschild, Pauillac (375ml)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The finest Duhart-Milon ever made? This structured, tannic, dense ruby/purple-tinged Pauillac offers up hints of cassis, licorice, chocolate, and earth. Medium to full-bodied with good purity, strong tannins, and undeniable elegance, it reveals a character not dissimilar from its renowned sibling, Lafite-Rothschild. A blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Merlot, it is unquestionably outstanding, but to my taste, slightly less opulent than the estate’s ethereal 2003. (RP)" (4/2008) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Dark in color, almost black, with beautiful aromas of spices, blackberry ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse


2005 La Couspaude, St-Emilion (Elsewhere $80)

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An outstanding sleeper of the vintage, the 2005 may turn out to be one of the finest examples yet of this modern-styled St.-Emilion. Nicely oaked, ripe but not over-ripe, it possesses a deep ruby/purple color as well as sweet scents of pain grille, kirsch liqueur, and black currants. Ripe, medium to full-bodied, and rich, with good glycerin as well as freshness, and a long, heady finish, this succulent offering should be enjoyed over the next 10-15 years." (4/2006)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $54.99 Add To Cart
RP 90 - 92

2005 Canon, St-Emilion (1.5L)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted at the Château Canon vertical, the 2005 Canon is evolving into a quite gorgeous Saint Emilion. One can still discern those brown spices infiltrating the ripe red and black fruit. There is fine mineralité here, great focus, perhaps just a hint of dried blood that develops with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe tannin. It is a very complex Saint Emilion with immense purity and style, a wine that you have to keep coming back to in order to understand. It's at that pivotal stage between primary and secondary notes, the red and black ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2005 Guiraud, Sauternes

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. Too excellent not to drink." (7/2013) 97 points Wine Spectator: "*Highly Recommended and #4 on Top 100 of 2008* 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 n ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2005 Pavie, St-Emilion
Bid on this bottle of 2005 Pavie, St-Emilion (100RP, 100WS, 99VN, 96ST). Wine Spectator: " *Collectibles* I love the purity of fruit in this wine, with perfectly ripe blackberry, blueberry and raspberry on the nose. Complex and full-bodied, with hints of new oak and wonderfully polished tannins that caress the palate. Long, long finish. This is not the blockbuster it was from barrel, but rather a complete, balanced and gorgeous red. Best after 2015. (JS)" (06/2008) 

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


End Date: Jun 28 2017 2:00PM PT


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

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
WS 91

Assorted Bordeaux Tasting Lot
Bid on this 6-bottle 0 Assorted Bordeaux Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 1989 Lagrange, Pomerol, 1-bottle of 1990 Cos Labory, St-Estèphe (91WS), 1-bottle of 1995 Meyney, St.-Estephe, 1-bottle of 1998 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (95W&S, 93JS, 93WS, 90RP, 90ST), 1-bottle of 2004 d'Aiguilhe, Côtes d'Castillon, and 1-bottle of 2005 Lafon-Rochet, St-Estèphe (91RP, 91ST, 91W&S, 90WE, 90WS). Of the 1998 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Rouge, Pessac-Léognan,Wine & Spirits writes: " *no tasting note given*" (04/2002) 

This lot contains the following items:
1989 Lagrange, Pomerol (qty: 1)
1990 Cos Labory, St-Estèphe (qty: 1)
1995 Meyney, St.-Estephe (qty: 1)
1998 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (qty: 1)
2004 d'Aiguilhe, Côtes d'Castillon (qty: 1)
2005 Lafon-Rochet, St-Estèphe (qty: 1)


End Date: Jun 28 2017 7:30PM PT


2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (97RP, 96WS, 95ST, 94WE). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Possibly the youngest wine of all the 2005 Médocs in terms of its evolution, at age 10 the inky purple 2005 Pontet-Canet tastes more like a two-year-old wine. Loads of pure blueberry, blackberry and cassis fruit are present along with a hint of licorice and background oak. It is full-bodied, ripe, and excruciatingly fresh, vigorous and exuberant. This is a tour de force, and a sensational effort that rivals the first growths. Give it another 5-10 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 30-40 years. 97+ points." (06/2015) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (qty: 2)


End Date: Jun 28 2017 5:00PM PT


2005 Rieussec, Sauternes

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind against the Rieussec 2001 as a comparison, the Château Rieussec 2005 has a more airy bouquet at first and here I find more mineralité on the nose, more precision and focus that the Rieussec 2001. The palate is clean and fresh with vibrant acidity, real tension here with marmalade, lemon curd, apricot and cold stone. Wonderful acidity is interwoven throughout this Sauternes that demonstrates real race and sophistication. It is not as rich or as hedonistic as the Rieussec 2001, but I think the slightly better wine. More breeding and energy. Do ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Clos Fourtet, St-Émilion

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Dense ruby/purple, with notes of crushed rock, blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with some licorice and chocolate, this full-bodied, massive wine from proprietor Philippe Cuvelier coincides with the resurrection of this premier grand cru classé in St.-Emilion. As the wine sits in the glass, notes of espresso roast and chocolate emerge. This full-bodied classic should continue to drink well for another 25 years. This is a killer effort. (RP)" (6/2015) 95 points Wine Spectator: "Black in color. Blackberry, licorice and brewed coffee aromas follow through to a full body, with a ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2005 de Fargues, Sauternes (375ml)

96 points Wine Spectator: "This is so creamy, almost milky in feel, with toasted coconut and cashew notes giving way to sweet peach, apricot and glazed pear flavors that glide along, while ginger, green tea, lychee and kumquat flavors extend through the finish. Shows terrific range and definition. Feels like it's just starting to open, and is in no rush. Drink now through 2035. (JM) (Web Only-2012)" 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Château de Fargues has a rich and intense bouquet with layers of honey, dried peach, beeswax and acacia that soar from the g ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2005 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan
Bid on this bottle of 2005 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (100JS, 100RP, 100VN, 100WS, 98W&S, 98WE, 97ST). Wine Spectator: "This is incredible on the nose, showing coffee cake, blackberry, floral, coffee bean and vanilla bean, with Chinese spices. A very complex, full-bodied red, with seamless, hyperpolished tannins that caress every millimeter of the palate. Lasts for minutes. So beautifully balanced, I'm left speechless. Is it even better than the 1989?" (03/2008) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (qty: 1)


End Date: Jun 30 2017 4:00PM PT


2005 Certan de May, Pomerol

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This great terroir sandwiched between Vieux Château Certan, Petrus and La Fleur Petrus, on the high plateau of Pomerol, has been owned for many years by the Barrau-Badar family. Beautiful coffee, cedar wood, Christmas fruitcake, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit jump from the glass of this full-bodied, rich, multi-layered, and very impressive Certan de May. I don’t remember it showing this well in barrel and post-bottling, but it is strutting its stuff at age 10, and has a good 20 years of upside left to it. This is a beauty. I especially admire the la ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Malartic-Lagravière, Pessac-Léognan New!
2005 Malartic-Lagravière, Pessac-Léognan

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Perhaps the strongest wine I have ever tasted from Malartic Lagravière, the 2005 has a dense ruby/purple color and a wonderfully sweet nose of crème de cassis, graphite, and soil undertones. Medium-bodied., smoky, with classic scorched earth, Graves-like aromatics and flavors, this wine displays impeccable winemaking, with pure fruit, medium body, and gorgeously long, rich flavors and moderate levels of tannin. The wine should be relatively drinkable in 3-5 years and last for at least two decades or more. This is possibly the finest Malartic Lagravière e ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Clos de Sarpe, St-Emilion

89-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full, bright ruby. Brooding aromas of kirsch, black licorice and minerals. Sharply delineated and very tightly wound, but with superb intensity of black fruit, chocolate, earth and mineral flavors and excellent inner-palate energy. This mounts very slowly on the back, finishing with a youthfully sappy quality, firm tannins and impressive length. This wine from a chalky hillside on the Cotes east of the town of St. Emilion is typically high in acidity (the pH of the 2005 is 3.55), austere and downright unsexy in its youth, but this especially juicy 2005 b ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: $69.99 Add To Cart
ST 89 - 92

2005 Climens, Barsac

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


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Boyd-Cantenac, Margaux
Bid on this bottle of 2005 Boyd-Cantenac, Margaux (92RP, 92WS). Wine Spectator: "Offers loads of toasty oak and very ripe fruit, with hints of coffee and tobacco. Dark, full-bodied, rich and round, with beautifully textured tannins. Very long and caressing. Best after 2013. (JS)" (03/2008) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Boyd-Cantenac, Margaux (qty: 1)


End Date: Jun 28 2017 12:30PM PT

Current Bid: $40.00
Place Bid
RP 92 WS 92

2005 Clos d'Oratoire, St-Emilion New!
2005 Clos d'Oratoire, St-Emilion

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Think of a chocolate fudge ice cream sundae drizzled with coffee, creme de cassis and blackberry liqueur and you’ll have an idea of what this wine smells like. Exotic, full-bodied, fleshy, and sumptuous, this hedonistic blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc was created by Stephan von Neipperg and his brilliant consultant, Stephane Derenoncourt. Inky purple to the rim, with a flamboyant personality, it can be drunk now or cellared for 15+ years. It tastes so good, it may be declared a 'banned substance' by neo-traditionalists." (4/2008) 93 points Wine Spectator: "This is exotic, ...Read More » 


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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 » 



2005 Latour, Pauillac (2017 Ex-Chateau Release, 6 pack in OWC) (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2005 Latour, Pauillac (2017 Ex-Chateau Release, 6 pack in OWC) (Pre-Arrival)

100 points James Suckling: "A very complex nose of lavender, currants, spices, and hot stones. Full and dense on the palate, with a very tight structure. The tannins have a perfect polish to their density, and the finish is very intense, with wonderful fruit and truffle character. This turns almost decadent, with tremendous energy and a constantly changing profile. This is a very challenging wine to get to know, please leave this for at least ten years." (2/2011) 100 points Wine & Spirits: "How rare to confront a wine of this inner strength and perfect form. Grown at a 116-acre vineyard at the southern border o ...Read More » 


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2005 Branaire-Ducru, St-Julien (1.5L)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "As usual, the 2005 Branaire-Ducru is one of the more distinctive wines of St.-Julien. Proprietor Patrick Maroteaux has turned out another classic. While not as opulent or fleshy as the 2003, and it remains to be seen if it will eclipse the 2000, the 2005 is a big, structured, intensely rich effort with raspberry, blueberry, and spring flower garden characteristics, stunning purity, full-bodied power, and good underlying acidity as well as harmony. The hard tannins suggest 8-9 years of cellaring will be beneficial; it should last for three decades. Antici ...Read More » 


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2005 Meyney, St-Estèphe 12-pack in OWC

90 points James Suckling: "This starts off a little bretty with barnyard undertones, but it blows off to flowers and rich fruit. Round and juicy, with yummy flavors. A long finish on this. Very spicy and earthy. St. Estephe character. Enjoy or age." (2/2011) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Aromas of currant and fresh flowers follow through to a medium-to-full body, with chewy tannins and a slightly woody finish, but the fruit comes through. Turns long and pretty. Best after 2010. (JS, Web-2008)" K&L Notes: From barrel: 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 29% Petit Verdot. Sweet and lush-delicious. Elegant style. We love this ... Read More » 


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2005 Les Grands Chenes, Médoc (3L) (Previously $240)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Dark in color, with black licorice, currant and blackberry aromas that follow through to a full body, with beautiful ripe berry character and round, velvety tannins. There's wonderful balance to this wine. (JS)" (3/2008) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An excellent wine from Bernard Magrez and his brilliant back-up oenologist Michel Rolland, the 2005 Les Grands Chênes is a blend of 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. The wine displays loads of supple tannin and notes of blackcurrants, coffee and forest floor. Medium-bodied, concentrated, and delicious, this over-ach ...Read More » 


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2005 Pavie-Decesse, St-Emilion Back In Stock!
2005 Pavie-Decesse, St-Emilion

96 points Wine Spectator: "Displays stunning aromas of crushed blackberry, strawberry and raspberry, with hints of sandalwood. Full-bodied, with focused flavors of fruit, toasty oak, vanilla bean and cedar. Long and caressing, this is a powerful yet balanced red. (JS)" (6/2008) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Somewhat of a paradox to taste, on the palate this wine is close to perfection, but the nose is somewhat reduced, with some fig and prune notes. What doesn’t make sense is that the palate is fresh, full-bodied and super-concentrated, with great blue, red and black fruits, licorice, earth and spice. (RP) ...Read More » 


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2005 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac (1.5L) 6-pack in OWC (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2005 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac (1.5L) 6-pack in OWC (Pre-Arrival)

98 points James Suckling: "This accelerates on the palate with incredibly ripe tannins and finesse. Full body, roasted fruit, leather and grilled meat. Dried flowers, too. It shows superb tannin backbone and polish. Tight and youthful. Just starting to open. Currant and berry undertones with lead pencil are impressive. Better in 2018 but so delicious now." (10/2015) 98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Château Mouton-Rothschild is a deeply impressive First Growth. It has been blessed with a sensational nose that comes racing out of the blocks with audacious scents of black fruit, cedar, smoke and pencil box (P ...Read More » 


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