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1996 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe

98 points Decanter: "This has to be one of the wines of the vintage. More deft and cedary than the bigger boned 1986 vintage (also tasted), this is light delicate and elegant. Again, ink and spice on the nose, with stunning cedar and blackcurrant fruit with a touch of undergrowth, graphite and cigar box. Beautifully fresh with sublime melting tannins. (JS)" (11/2015) 94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated deep ruby. Ineffable aromas of black fruits, minerals, licorice and Havana tobacco. Rich, dense and thick; powerful but harmonious. Layered texture over a strong backbone. Very long on the palate, with t ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


1996 La Croix de Beaucaillou, St-Julien

The second wine of Château Ducru-Beaucailllou, the grapes come from the château's vineyard. Like its first growth counterpart, undergoes careful selection in the vineyard. Designed to drink younger than Ducru-Beaucaillou, it is still a St-Julien, with the region's characteristic finesse and ability to age. 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $64.99 Add To Cart

1996 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated ruby-red. Pure, highly perfumed aromas of black cherry, currant, plum, minerals, tobacco, leather and fresh herbs. Very ripe, suave and spicy; at once subtle and gripping. Lovely Cabernet character dominating today. Very firm, long finish is youthful but not hard-edged. Showing extremely well." (8/2002) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Dark ruby-colored, with a complex nose of dried herbs, Asian spices, and black cherry jam intermixed with cassis, it possesses outstanding purity, and considerable tannin in the finish. This classic, medium to full-bodied, traditionally made wine ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


1996 Reserve du General, Margaux

Wine Spectator: "Delicate berry and floral character shows clearly on the nose and palate, making this young, medium-bodied wine fresh and vibrant. Light to medium tannins." (1/1999)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

1996 Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol

93 points Wine Spectator: "Decadent and rich, with wild mushrooms, plum and hints of citrus fruit. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Complex, with toasted oak, coffee and ripe fruit. It goes on and on. Wonderful. Big surprise. Get it. One of the best Right Bank wines in 1996. (Web-2007)" 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good medium-dark red. Vinous aromas of redcurrant, tobacco and smoky, nutty oak. Silky but penetrating in the mouth; an elegantly styled wine with good extract and a light gamey nuance. Finishes with firm but fine tannins and very good persistence. This and the '95 will make ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $149.99 Add To Cart
WS 93 ST 90

1996 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1996 exhibits a dark plum/ruby/purple color that is just beginning to lighten at the edge, surprisingly velvety tannins and a classic Pauillac bouquet of lead pencil shavings, cedarwood, black currants, sweet cherries and spice box. This medium to full-bodied, elegant, savory, broad wine is still five years away from full maturity. It should continue to drink well for another 10-15 years. (RP)" (8/2011) 92 points Wine Spectator: "This is much more open than the 1995. Offers aromas and flavors of currant, mint and spices. Full-bodied, soft and velvety, with a fruit finish. Starti ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


1996 Gazin, Pomerol Back In Stock!
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1996 Latour, Pauillac

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-black in color, the 1996 is classic Latour at its utmost. The nose offers a tantalizing array of complex notes including dried Chinese plums, toasted nuts, Indian spices and black olive tapenade over a core of dried cherries and aged meat. The palate is pure power that is stunningly balanced giving a generous level of fruit concentration perfectly offset by a high level of very finely grained tannins and seamless freshness. Possessing a finish that just goes on and on, this is as good as it gets. (LPB)" (11/2012) 96 points Wine Spectator: "Fabulous aromas of crushed rasp ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


1996 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1996 is long, with a deep mid-palate. It also reveals tannin in the finish. This wine is remarkable. It is muscular, concentrated, and classic. Bottled in late June, 1998, it exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color, as well as a knock-out nose of minerals, licorice, cassis, and an unmistakable lead pencil smell that I often associate with top vintages of Lafite-Rothschild. It is sweet and full-bodied, yet unbelievably rich with no sense of heaviness or flabbiness. The wine possesses high tannin, but it is extremely ripe, and the sweetness of the black ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


1996 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac

96 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby with a palish rim. Intense, fragrant aromas of strawberry, iris, coffee, white pepper and bay leaf are lifted by an aromatic spice note; one can recognize the Cabernet Franc here. Rich, dense and suave, with very pure red fruit, cedar and herb flavors that coat the palate and are nicely carried by vibrant, harmonious acidity. Finishes with outstanding length, noble tannins and a late spicy, floral kick. This outstanding Mouton has improved enormously since its release. Tourbier agrees: "We were a little worried initially that this Mouton seem ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


1996 Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-brick in color, the 1996 Chateau Rauzan-Segla is scented of dried flowers and creme de cassis with hints of game, black olives and pencil lead. Medium bodied and still quite tight in the mouth, it has a great concentration of layered savory and warm cassis flavors with lively acid and a medium level of grainy tannins, finishing long. (LPB)" (7/2012) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full red-ruby. Explosive aromas of boysenberry juice, espresso and smoky oak. Thick and lush, with terrific volume in the mouth; harmonious acidity gives the flavors clarity and brightness. Very lon ...Read More » 



1996 Tertre Roteboeuf, St-Emilion

89-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Very good red-ruby color. Very ripe, slightly jammy aromas of raspberry, chocolate and smoked duck. Sweet and velvety, but sound acids give the fruit an unusually penetrating quality. Quite long and oaky on the finish; chewy tannins coat the palate. (ST)" (5/1998) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1996 Le Tertre-Roteboeuf is less sumptuous out of bottle than it was from cask. Nevertheless, this is an outstanding wine produced in the tell-tale style of this well-placed hillside vineyard. The color is a deep ruby, and the nose offers up hedonistic notes of smoky, creme brulee, roasted co ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $119.00 Add To Cart
ST 89 - 91 RP 90

1996 Gombaude-Guillot, Pomerol

Wine Spectator: "An enjoyable Pomerol. Pretty berry and cherry aromas, with hints of mineral. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins but a slightly watery palate. (JS)" (1/1999)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

1996 Certan de May, Pomerol

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Moderately saturated medium red. Somewhat riper aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, smoke, tar, tobacco and pepper, plus a hint of green coffee beans. More intensely flavored and vinous than the '97; in a rather fruity style but a wine of modest sweetness. Finishes with tongue-dusting tannins and more length than the '97, but still betrays a slight greenness. (ST)" (5/1998)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

1996 La Fleur de Gay, Pomerol

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Harvested from 8th October, the 1996 Fleur de Gay has a pure, ripe nose of raspberry, cranberry, mint and crushed stones with impressive delineation. It is still very tight at the moment but it begins to unfurl with continued aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy, quite dry tannins. It exhibits commendable weight in the mouth but compared to the 1995 it is very linear... (NM)" (7/2013) Wine Spectator: "Wonderfully ripe and decadent on the nose, with dark chocolate, blackberry, brown sugar and strawberry tart. Full-bodied, with soft and silky tannins and a mediu ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $79.99 Add To Cart
RP 90

1996 Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac (375ml)
Bid on this 3-half-bottle lot of 1996 Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac (375ml) (100RP, 96ST, 95WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: " ...The wine exhibits a thick-looking, ruby/purple color, and a knock-out nose of lead pencil, minerals, flowers, and black currant scents. Extremely powerful and full-bodied, with remarkable complexity for such a young wine, this huge Lafite is oozing with extract and richness, yet has managed to preserve its quintessentially elegant personality. This wine is even richer than it was prior to bottling. It should unquestionably last for 40-50 years. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2050. The wine of the vintage? (RP)" (04/1999) 

This lot contains the following items:
1996 Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac (375ml) (qty: 3)


End Date: Dec 11 2016 7:00PM PT

Current Bid: $1035.00
Place Bid
RP 100 ST 96 WS 95