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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 San Francisco

Price: $64.99 Add To Cart

1996 Gazin, Pomerol

88-90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium red. Enticing aromas of roasted plum, tobacco, toffee and smoky oak. Smooth entry, then intensely flavored and rather backward, with sound acidity and firm tannins. Plenty of lingering flavor on the finish. Much firmer than my sample a year ago: I like this. (ST)" (5/1998) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Gazin has been one of the most impressive Pomerols over the last decade. That's good news for consumers since it is a large estate, with the potential to produce 10,000 cases. The 1996 is an atypically tannic, serious Gazin with a dense ruby/purple color, and lavish quantities of ...Read More » 

Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $89.99 Add To Cart
ST 88 - 90

1996 Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted three times since bottling, the 1996 Lafite-Rothschild is unquestionably this renowned estate's greatest wine... This massive wine may be the biggest, largest-scaled Lafite I have ever tasted. It will require many years to come around, so I suspect all of us past the age of fifty might want to give serious consideration as to whether we should be laying away multiple cases of this wine. It is also the first Lafite-Rothschild to be put into a new engraved bottle (designed to prevent fraudulent imitations). The wine exhibits a thick-looking, ruby/pu ...Read More » 

Inventory: San Francisco

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 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted at the château, the 1996 Domaine de Chevalier certainly surpassed my expectations even though I would caution that I think Olivier Bernard has made better vintages since then. Deep in color, the nose is quite captivating with black fruit, brine and crushed stone. I like the strictness here -- very 1996 in style. The palate is medium-bodied with quite a svelte texture. The bead of acidity lends this tension although I found that finish surprisingly backward and just lacked that peacock's tail that would have warranted a higher score. Of course, the ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $99.99 Add To Cart
RP 90

1996 Latour, Pauillac Top Pick!
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: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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

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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 » 

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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: Hollywood Main Warehouse

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1996 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pichon Longueville Baron's 1996 has turned out to be even better than I thought from cask. The high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend (about 80%) resulted in a wine that has put on weight in the bottle. An opaque purple color is accompanied by beautiful aromas of tobacco, new saddle leather, roasted coffee, and cassis. It is dense, medium to full-bodied, and backward, with moderately high tannin, but plenty of sweet fruit, glycerin, and extract to balance out the wine's structure. This well-endowed, classic Pauillac should be at its finest be ...Read More » 

Inventory: Main Warehouse

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 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 Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac (bin soiled labels)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Unquestionably this renowned estate's best wine since the 1986 and 1982...This massive wine may be the biggest, largest-scaled Lafite I have ever tasted. It will require many years to come around...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 eve ...Read More » 

Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco