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2005 Fontenil, Fronsac

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From the home estate of Dany and Michel Rolland, the 2005 Fontenil has an opaque, thick ruby/purple color. Dense plum, black cherry, blackberry and cassis fruit jump from the glass of this full-bodied, terrific Fronsac, which is one of the appellation’s stars of the vintage. Long, rich, young, and capable of lasting another 15-20 years, this is one of the candidates for Wine of the Vintage in Fronsac. This wine actually needs another several years of bottle age. (RP)" (6/2015) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Round and fruity, with crushed black fruit and a hint of oaky vanilla. Full-bodi ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $29.99 Add To Cart
RP 92 WS 91

2005 Fourcas Hosten, Listrac

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Still young, with its dry tannins, this is a wine that has developed depth and concentration over the last 3-4 years. It has power, the berry fruits driving through the structure to give a layered, attractive, serious finish. (RV)" (6/2011) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep ruby/plum/purple, with more sweetness to its fruit than normal, the 2005 Fourcas Hosten displays minerality, earth, spice, blackcurrants, and touches of oak and forest notes. (RP)" (6/2015) Wine Spectator: "Blackberry and mineral aromas and flavors follow through to a medium-to-full body, with chewy tannins and a m ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: $21.99 Add To Cart
WE 91

2005 Coufran, Haut-Médoc

91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. If you're looking for great, ripe black currant fruits, this is where to come. The wine is full and hugely fruity, but it still manages a good Bordeaux sense of proportion." (6/2006) Jancis Robinson: "Smokiness dominates the nose at the moment but there’s still evidence of fresh and aromatic cassis underneath. Rich and yet juicy. A slightly leafy aftertaste may not to be everyone’s taste but it does finish fresh. (JH)" (12/2007) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Coufran is much more concentrated than normal, with a big, rich, black cherry, earthy, spicy mouthfeel. Medium-bodied, with a ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 91 - 93

2005 Haut-Brisson La Reserve, St-Emilion

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This well-run property of the Kwok family has produced some great wines in their short tenure as owners. The 2005 La Réserve is an open-knit, sexy, opulent style of wine. Very forward, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color and plenty of crème de cassis, kirsch, licorice and new saddle leather. Spicy and full-bodied, it is best drunk over the next 7-10 years. (RP)" (6/2015) K&L Notes: This wine has everything in perfect proportion. Tobacco, coffee, and toasty aromas. Extremely sweet on the palate. Ripe, soft tannins and plenty of acidity for cellaring. Lots of blackb... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $34.99 Add To Cart
RP 93

2005 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe Top Pick!
2005 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe

99 points James Suckling: "The purity of fruit in this is fascinating with plums, currants and other dark fruits. Then there is another layer of spices and chocolate. So much cassis. Full and very layered with chewy polished tannins and a long, long finish. Just starting to open. Changes all the time. Still needs a year or two but gorgeous to drink already." (10/2015) 98 points Wine Spectator: "*Collectibles and Top 100 Wines of 2008* Black in color, with aromas of orange peel, new leather, currant, berry and Christmas pudding. Full-bodied, with layers of velvety tannins and a long, long finish of fruit and s ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe

93 points James Suckling: "A dense, structured red with beautiful aromas of chocolate, hazelnut, dried spices and currants. Full body with superfine tannins and a tight finish. This is a wine that is just beginning to be drinkable but has a long, long life ahead of it. Taste now and dream of the future." (7/2013) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Has a beautiful nose of crushed berry, spices and nutmeg, with a hint of coffee. Then turns to licorice. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long finish of vanilla, berry and cinnamon. Beautifully crafted." (3/2008) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, the ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Cheval Blanc, St-Emilion Top Pick!
2005 Cheval Blanc, St-Emilion

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 from Cheval Blanc is a quintessentially elegant, beautiful, deep bluish/ruby-colored wine from St.-Emilion, with raspberry, blueberry, and floral notes, impressive density, great precision, freshness and purity. Full-bodied, but extremely light on its feet, I don’t mean to gush, but it is super-intense, rich and just so meticulously crafted! This is another fabulous wine and a perfect expression for this vintage. It is difficult to forget the gorgeous blueberry and raspberry fruit, full body, sweet tannin, a multi-layered texture, and purity and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2005 La Tour de Mons, Margaux (1.5L)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Gorgeous aromas of crushed blackberry, Indian spices and cherry follow through to a full body, with firm, round tannins, sweet fruit and a pretty, caressing finish. Juicy and delicious. Best after 2011." (3/2008) Jancis Robinson: "Aromatic, curious notes, even some of curry spice!..." (4/2006) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Cedar, fruitcake, red and black currants interwoven with a touch of spice...Enjoy it over the next 10-12 years." (4/2008) K&L Notes: This gorgeous wine sold out quick when we first got it in stock. Aged to perfection, this is ready to enjoy tonight. 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: $69.99 Add To Cart
WS 90

2005 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan Top Pick!
2005 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A glorious wine from Domaine de Chevalier, this 2005 reveals notes of graphite, subtle charcoal, blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, silky tannins, and a long, multi-dimensional finish. This is a killer effort from the Bernard family, who own this famous terroir in Pessac-Léognan. Drink it over the next 20-30 years. (RP)" (6/2015) 94 points James Suckling: "This is really pure and fruity with flowers and stones. Full and dense, but still a bit tight. Not really giving much at the moment, but beautifully balanced and silky, and opening up to a long, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


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 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 Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Lagrange, St-Julien

96 points 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." (7/2014) 94 points Wine & Spirits: "Lagrange produced a joyous cabernet in 2005, with the lovely textural fatness and kindness of tannin that places it clearly in St-Julien. The dark fruit has youthful energy, the tannins a woodsy undertone, like biting into a fresh grilled porcini. The purity of the flavor makes it delicious; that fruit purity is the factor distinguishing the best wines of the vintage. In the case ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


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


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


2005 Duhart-Milon-Rothschild, Pauillac

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... It is unquestionably outstanding, but to my taste, slightly less opulent than the estate’s ethereal 2003. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030. (RP)" (4/2008) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Dark in color, almost black, with beautiful aromas of spices, blackberry and milk chocol ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


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


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

2005 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2005 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac (95WS, 92RP, 92ST, 91WE). 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." (03/2008) 

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2005 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac (qty: 3)


End Date: Feb 10 2016 11:30AM PT


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


2005 La Tour Blanche, Sauternes

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Extravagantly rich, this is dense and supersweet initially, just balanced with acidity. The botrytis dryness is really not here at this stage, but with its elegant creamy texture, wood flavors still very present. This is still at the very beginning of its development." (6/2004) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "*no tasting note given*" (4/2008) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Subtle aromas of honey, lemon peel, cream, vanilla and apple pie follow through to a thick palate, with lots of sweetness. There's also loads of clove and other spices. Not as exciting as from barrel, but still outstanding. Best after 2011." (3/2008) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Ye ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2005 Boyd-Cantenac, Margaux Back In Stock!
2005 Boyd-Cantenac, Margaux

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This chateau, which is often under the radar (production is only 5,500-6,000 cases), has fashioned a terrific, inky/blue/purple-hued 2005 with a beautiful bouquet of spring flowers, creme de cassis, pain grille, and blueberries. Powerful and concentrated with full-bodied richness, stunning purity, and a tannic, 40+-second finish, this beauty requires patience. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030+." (4/2008) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "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. Ver ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $109.99 Add To Cart
RP 92 ST 92

2005 Monbousquet, St-Emilion (1.5L)

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: Redwood City


2005 Les Hauts-De-Smith-Haut-Lafitte, Pessac-Léognan

90 points Wine Spectator: "Black olive and berry aromas follow through to a full body, with lots of smoky oak and sweet fruit. Soft and very pretty. An outstanding second wine. Best after 2010. (JS, Web-2008)"  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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WS 90

2005 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2005 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (95WE, 93JS, 93WS, 90ST). Wine Enthusiast: "In recent years, Pichon Comtesse has developed an elegance all its own, with great style, smoothing out the real intensity of the wine. This 2005 continues in that tradition, a spicy, fruity wine, which has restraint as well as hidden power." (06/2008) 

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2005 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (qty: 6)


End Date: Feb 13 2016 5:00PM PT


2005 Lynsolence, St-Emilion

91 points Robert Parker: "This stunning, 100% Merlot was fashioned from extremely low yields. It received a full Burgundian treatment of malolactic in barrel, aging on its lees, and the experimental racking system of rotation of the barrels on the Oxoline system (a barrel racking system on wheels where the barrels can be turned without opening, thus in effect doing a batonnage of the lees without any exposure to air). The deep blue/purple-colored 2005 Lynsolence boasts a bouquet of blueberries, graphite, acacia flowers, and wet steel. The wine is full-bo... Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $59.99 Add To Cart
RP 91 WS 90

2005 Cap de Faugères, Cotes de Castillon (1.5L)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "With delicious blackberry and cassis fruit, the lofty alcohol (14.5%) of this 2005 is not the least bit noticeable, but demonstrates the ripeness achieved at this property, now owned by the proprietor of the famous Lalique crystal. The wine is dense purple, rich, medium to full-bodied and powerful, with loads of minerality and depth. (RP)" (6/2015) Wine Spectator: "A juicy, full-bodied red, with clean blackberry and chocolate aromas and flavors. Very fruity and well-balanced. Tempting now." (3/2008)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2005 Clos René, Pomerol (3L)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Delivers complex aromas of tobacco, espresso bean and ripe dark fruit. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins, very good fruit and a medium finish. A bit tough. Needs time." (3/2008) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This richly fruity, up-front Pomerol exhibits attractive coffee, smoky, black cherry, forest floor, and underbrush characteristics. Medium body, excellent richness and purity, soft tannins, and decent acidity ... (RP)" (4/2008)  


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $219.00 Add To Cart
WS 90

2005 d'Aiguilhe, Côtes de Castillon Back In Stock!
2005 d'Aiguilhe, Côtes de Castillon

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This huge, historic property, owned by Stephan von Neipperg, appears to have produced their finest wine to date. The dense purple-tinged 2005 offers up notes of creme de cassis, charcoal, camphor, and espresso roast. A sleeper of the vintage, it is a full-bodied, layered, super-concentrated, smooth as silk blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Enjoy this superb bargain-priced claret over the next 8-10 years. (RP)" (8/2008) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Displays gorgeous aromas of vanilla bean, mineral, raspberry and blackberry. Full-bodied, with very round, soft tannins and a lon ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 d'Aiguilhe, Côtes de Castillon
Bid on this 5-bottle lot of 2005 d'Aiguilhe, Côtes de Castillon (92RP, 92WS, 91ST). Wine Spectator: "Displays gorgeous aromas of vanilla bean, mineral, raspberry and blackberry. Full-bodied, with very round, soft tannins and a long, rich, fruity finish. Beautiful. Best after 2016." (03/2008) 

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2005 d'Aiguilhe, Côtes de Castillon (qty: 5)


End Date: Feb 9 2016 11:00AM PT

Current Bid: $175.00
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RP 92 WS 92 ST 91

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

88-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby-red. Aromas of kirsch and damp earth show an almost porty ripeness. Rich, broad and full but classically dry; offers impressive volume but comes across as a bit massive and chunky. This cold, north-facing terroir can support a hot year like 2005, notes consulting winemaker Stephane Derenoncourt. Still, I would not describe this as an elegant style. Finishes with building tannins." (5/2007) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 La Bienfaisance is a rich, concentrated wine with loads of blackcurrant and black cherry fruit along with some earthiness and subtle background oak. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $39.99 Add To Cart
ST 88 - 91 RP 90

2005 Bellefont-Belcier, St-Emilion

93 points Wine Spectator: "Beautiful aromas of crushed blackberry, dried lavender and licorice lead to a full-bodied palate, with supervelvety tannins and a long, long finish. Beautiful and juicy. Superb." (3/2008) 92 points James Suckling: "Wonderful aromas of blueberries, coffee, and lightly toasted oak follow through to a full body, with medium chewy tannins and a fruity finish. Needs time in the bottle." (2/2011) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Rich and earthy, the 2005 Bellefont-Belcier comes from an estate of 33+ acres and is a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. A structured, potentially long-lived wine, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Giscours, Margaux
Bid on this 5-bottle lot of 2005 Giscours, Margaux (95JS, 95WE, 93WS, 92CG, 91RP, 91ST). Wine Enthusiast: "This chateau gets better and better. The wine has power, but it is harnessed by the intense fruits, the blackberry flavors, the density and the wood. With the power, though, comes elegance, resulting in a wine that is ready to develop over many years." (06/2008) 

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2005 Giscours, Margaux (qty: 5)


End Date: Feb 9 2016 11:00AM PT


2005 Giscours, Margaux

95 points James Suckling: "This is a beautiful Giscours with tension and finesse. It's full-bodied and shows plenty of berry and spice character, not to mention a long, silky-textured finish. It seduces you with each sip." (10/2015) 95 points Wine Enthusiast: "This chateau gets better and better. The wine has power, but it is harnessed by the intense fruits, the blackberry flavors, the density and the wood. With the power, though, comes elegance, resulting in a wine that is ready to develop over many years." (6/2008) 93 points Wine Spectator: "*Ranked #94, Top 100 Wines of 2008* Displays blackberry, cherry and hints of sweet tobacco. Full ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2005 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2005 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux (97RP, 97WS, 93ST). Wine Spectator: " *Top 100 Wines of 2008* Exhibits blackberry, mineral, currant and dark chocolate. Full and velvety, with lots of fruit and chewy tannins. Long and caressing, with incredibly sweet fruit and tannins on the finish. Goes on for minutes. A thoroughly gorgeous wine. Best after 2015." (03/2008) 

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2005 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux (qty: 3)


End Date: Feb 13 2016 2:30PM PT

Current Bid: $330.00
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RP 97 WS 97 ST 93

2005 Kirwan, Margaux
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2005 Kirwan, Margaux (93WE, 93WS, 91ST, 90RP). Wine Spectator: "Has loads of coffee, blackberry and cigar box aromas, turning to crushed blackberry. Full-bodied, with big, chewy tannins and an aftertaste of vanilla, blackberry and espresso. Mouthpuckering. Very concentrated and structured for this wine. Best after 2015." (03/2008) 

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2005 Kirwan, Margaux (qty: 4)


End Date: Feb 9 2016 11:00AM PT


2005 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien

95 points Wine & Spirits: "This wine's heady rush of flavor gave one taster goosebumps. She called it sexy. "Formidable." Other technical descriptions included "the shazam," "has zazz," and "unprintable. That's some serious s#¡†." At the en primeur tastings, this ap­peared to be chunky and superripe. Now it's massive, with dark extract and exotic spice, a sophisticated wine that ends on sweetness, bitter chocolate and dark berry fruit. With all the flash, it will give a lot of pleasure as a young wine, but it has the plump Poyferré terroir drive to sustain that pleasure for years ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


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 Wine Spectator: "Shows blackberry, coffee, cedar, and raisin on the nose, turning to licorice and fresh flowers. Full-bodied, with refined, silky tannins and a long finish. Balanced and juicy. Builds on the palate, with currant, licorice and mineral character, followed by a powerful finish. An amazing second wine." (3/2008) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Forts de Latour (10,000 cases produced) possesses much of the same char ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Larcis-Ducasse, St-Emilion

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "With an unbelievable nose of licorice, tapenade, black cherry and blackcurrant liqueur, as well as full body, super-sweet tannin, and astonishing richness and length, this prodigious effort in 2005 announced the resurrection of this great terroir on the slopes near Château Pavie. Dark garnet/plum/purple, this is compelling stuff and drinkable already, but capable of lasting another 25-30 years. This beauty is not to be missed! (RP)" (6/2015) 94 points Connoisseurs Guide: "*Two Stars* While its Grand Cru classification places it in only the third tier of the St. Emilion hierarchy of qual ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse


2005 Senejac, Haut-Medoc (1.5L)

90 points Wine Spectator: "There's lots of grapey character, with blackberry and hints of smoky oak. Full-bodied, with lovely soft tannins and a long, caressing finish. Best after 2011." (03/08) According to Robert Parker: "An attractive, reasonably priced offering, the 2005 Senejac exhibits subtle aromas of roasted herbs interwoven with scents of cedar, fruitcake, black currants, and cherries. Medium-bodied and slightly tannic, it will provide savory drinking over the next 10-12 years." (04/08) And, according to Stephen Tanzer: "KBright full ruby. Aro... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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WS 90

2005 Clos de Sarpe, St-Emilion

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Clearly a wine made for future generations, Clos de Sarpe, with its tendency for tiny yields of under 25 hectoliters per hectare, has fashioned a 1,000 case blend of 85% Merlot and the rest old vine Cabernet Franc. Over recent vintages, this wine has been among the most concentrated and formidably tannic and backward made in Bordeaux. A claret for those with 19th century tastes, it offers good purity, ripe tannin, and an extraordinary display of concentration, extract, power, and tannic clout. The 2005 is a mammoth yet incredibly well-balanced St.-Emilio ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

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RP 95 ST 89 - 92

2005 Clos l'Église, Pomerol

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 background (truffle?). This full-bodied, multi-dimensional, full-throttle and concentrated Pomerol is top class. This is a great example of the vintage and of this beautiful terroir not far from Pomerol’s church. Approachable now, it will even improve for anothe ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Le Gay, Pomerol
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2005 Le Gay, Pomerol (95RP, 93WS, 92ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "95+ points. The finest Le Gay produced since the post World War II era, the 2005 even eclipses the fabulous 1982 and 1989. This inky/purple-hued effort reflects the commitment of proprietress Catherine Pere-Verge. An extraordinary perfume of blueberries, blackberries, flowers, truffles, and a touch of steely minerality is followed by a massive wine of exceptional concentration, a multilayered texture, phenomenal purity, and a finish that lasts for nearly a minute. It is a massive, old style, pure, rich Pomerol that should only be purchased by patient connoisseurs as gratification will need to be deferred for at least a decade. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040+." (04/2008) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Le Gay, Pomerol (qty: 3)


End Date: Feb 13 2016 2:00PM PT

Current Bid: $300.00
Place Bid
RP 95 WS 93 ST 92

2005 Latour à Pomerol, Pomerol

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is a beautiful wine from Latour à Pomerol, an estate which seems to be going from strength to strength under the renewed vigor and leadership of Christian Moueix and his winemaking team. Their 2005 offers gorgeous black cherry and truffle-infused fruit with hints of caramel, mocha and spice. The wine is medium to full-bodied and rich, with velvety tannin, a multi-layered texture, and a long, long finish. It is approaching full maturity, where it should stay for 10-15 years. (RP)" (6/2015) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Clean and fresh, with blackberry, sweet tobacco and spices on t ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2005 Clos de L'Oratoire St. Emilion 1.5L

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From the Comte von Neipperg, his wines from this over-achieving estate always deliver an aromatic fireworks display of cedar wood, Christmas fruitcake, roasted herbs, black olive, cassis and sweet kirsch. The 2005 has all that as well as ripe, well-integrated, velvety tannin, and full body in a sexy, luscious, heady style to drink now and over the next 10-15 years." (6/2015) 93 points Wine Spectator: "This is exotic, with mushroom, blackberry and meat aromas. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and lots of decadent fruit character. Long and beautiful. The best from this estate since 1 ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Clos Puy Arnaud, Côtes de Castillon (3L)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From his 30-acre estate on the high limestone plateau of the Côtes de Castillon, conscientious and meticulous proprietor Thierry Valette has produced a blend of 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Dense ruby/purple, with a slightly evolved nose of cedar wood, forest floor and herbs as well as loads of blackberry and licorice-infused fruit, this 2005 is medium to full-bodied, powerful, and rich..." (6/2015) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good ruby-red. Ripe aromas of black cherry, raspberry and licorice, lifted by a note of violet. Juicy and bright, with lovely cut ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $169.99 Add To Cart

2005 Rol Valentin, St-Emilion (1.5L)

95 points Wine Spectator: "Black licorice, tar and fresh mushroom aromas lead to a full-bodied palate, with soft, velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Balanced and juicy. Velvety and attractive, yet powerful and structured. Best after 2016." (3/2008) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep red-ruby. Wild aromas of blackberry, dark raspberry, mocha and meat. Sappy, penetrating and deep, with highly concentrated flavors of dark raspberry, truffle, game, minerals and flowers. Offers a superb blend of richness, creamy sweetness and acidity. Finishes very broad and very long, with considerable power. This is ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2005 Rol Valentin, St-Emilion 3L

95 points Wine Spectator: "Black licorice, tar and fresh mushroom aromas lead to a full-bodied palate, with soft, velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Balanced and juicy. Velvety and attractive, yet powerful and structured." (3/2008) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep red-ruby. Wild aromas of blackberry, dark raspberry, mocha and meat. Sappy, penetrating and deep, with highly concentrated flavors of dark raspberry, truffle, game, minerals and flowers. Offers a superb blend of richness, creamy sweetness and acidity. Finishes very broad and very long, with considerable power. This is downright sexy j ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City


2005 La Tour de Mons, Margaux (6L)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Gorgeous aromas of crushed blackberry, Indian spices and cherry follow through to a full body, with firm, round tannins, sweet fruit and a pretty, caressing finish. Juicy and delicious." (3/2008) K&L Notes: Wine Enthusiast called Le Tour de Mons one of the "best values" in Margaux. (06/2005) This gorgeous wine sold out quick when we first got it in stock. Aged to perfection, this is ready to enjoy tonight. 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

Price: $399.99 Add To Cart
WS 90

2005 Lascombes, Margaux
Bid on this bottle of 2005 Lascombes, Margaux (95RP, 94W&S, 93WS). 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." (04/2008) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Lascombes, Margaux (qty: 1)


End Date: Feb 11 2016 3:00PM PT

Current Bid: $70.00
Place Bid
RP 95 W&S 94 WS 93

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