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2009 Tronquoy-Lalande, St-Estèphe Top Pick!
2009 Tronquoy-Lalande, St-Estèphe

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "The tannins are very fine, with rich fruitcake and smoky flavors. Red berry and black plums give a fruity character, along with delicious acidity. The wine is structured while still remaining very approachable. *Top 100 Wines of 2012* (RV)" (4/2012) 92 points James Suckling: "Big and massive wine for this appellation. Some may say too much but loads of fruit underneath. Full and chewy. Needs two to three years to soften." (7/2014) 90-91 points John Gilman: "The 2009 Tronquoy-Lalande is excellent and clearly shows director Jean Delmas’ commitment to produce traditional styles of wines at the properties he has be ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Coufran, Haut-Médoc Top Pick!
2009 Coufran, Haut-Médoc

92 points James Suckling: "The quality of the fruit and tannins are very pretty here. It’s full-bodied, with round velvety texture and a delicious finish. Very impressive. Drink or hold." (7/2014) 90-92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Firm tannins, but also ripe, sweet fruits, with a fine balance. While the wine is on the light, fresh side, it does have a good, final structure. (RV)" (4/2010) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This Merlot-dominated wine displays a dense ruby/purple color, soft berry fruit intermixed with mocha, and hints of white chocolate, herbs, and spice. It should drink well for up to a decade or more. (RP)" (4/2010) K&L Notes: At the very top of t... Read More » 


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2009 Lalande-Borie, St-Julien Top Pick!
2009 Lalande-Borie, St-Julien

91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Rich and smooth, with tannins that are ripe, some spice and also intense acidity. The blackcurrant character is dominant. (RV)" (8/2010) 91 points James Suckling: "Round and silky, with a lovely richness of chocolate, currant and plum character. Full and flavorful. Delicious now, but much better in 2015." (2/2012) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(a blend of 50% cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot and 10% cabernet franc; pH 3.75; 27% new oak) Bright ruby. Enticing, vibrant, surprisingly forthcoming aromas of cranberry and red cherry syrup. Shows more red fruits on the palate, with strawberry-rhubarb and cranberry cocktail ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Verdignan, Haut-Médoc

92 points James Suckling: "Classy red here with currants, blueberries and mahogany aromas. Full body, chewy tannins and a long finish. Intense and powerful. Better in 2016." (7/2014) Wine Spectator: "Taut and racy, with a delicious beam of linzer torte, dried black currant and roasted fig flavors, all laced with tobacco leaf and espresso notes. The solid, racy finish shows nice length and cut. (JM, Web-2012)" K&L Notes: Situated near Pauillac, these vineyards are planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 5% Cab Franc. On the stone lintel of the door's oldest vat of Verdignan there is engraved a date: 17... Read More » 


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JS 92

2009 Puygueraud, Côtes de Francs Top Pick!
2009 Puygueraud, Côtes de Francs

92 points James Suckling: "Violets and blackberries with hints of spices on the nose. Full body, with soft and velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Drink now or hold. Always excellent value." (3/2012) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and the rest Malbec is from the Thienpont family. (Puygueraud is the estate where this large clan was born.) The 2009 is impressive, but the estate somewhat under-the-radar, since it is hard to pronounce and not exactly a household name. This is a beautifully fleshy wine with loads of licorice, spring flowers, graphite and black fruits. Flesh ...Read More » 


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2009 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac Top Pick!
2009 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An amazing wine in every sense, this classic, full-bodied Pauillac is the quintessential Pontet Canet from proprietor Alfred Tesseron, who continues to reduce yields and farms his vineyards biodynamically – a rarity in Bordeaux. Black as a moonless night, the 2009 Pontet Canet offers up notes of incense, graphite, smoke, licorice, creme de cassis and blackberries. A wine of irrefutable purity, laser-like precision, colossal weight and richness, and sensational freshness, this is a tour de force in winemaking that is capable of lasting 50 or more years. T ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2009 Larrivet Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan Top Pick!
2009 Larrivet Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan

93 points James Suckling: "A wine with lots of juicy fruit with animal and sous bois character. Decadent. Full and velvety. Goes on for a long time. Wild and delicious. Hard not to drink." (7/2012) 90-92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Big, ripe fruits, full of sweet tannins and exotic spice. Balanced, just an extra hint of ripeness. (RV)" (8/2010) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A sensational wine from this Pessac-Leognan estate, the 2009 possesses notes of charcoal, graphite, roasted herbs, truffles, spice box, and luxurious quantities of black currant and black cherry fruit. Full-bodied, impressively endowed. and well under the radar for most consume ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Echo de Lynch-Bages, Pauillac Top Pick!
2009 Echo de Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

91 points James Suckling: "So much crushed raspberry and hints of currants on the nose. Full body, with soft and velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Second wine of Lynch Bages. Try after 2018." (2/2012) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Delivers a lesson in Pauillac, with sleek black currant and fig fruit melded together, laced with graphite, tobacco and roasted cedar notes and backed by a long, iron-driven finish. This has grip, but the wine is made in a more accessible style for mid-term cellaring. (JM)" (3/2012) K&L Notes: This is the new name for Lynch-Bages's second wine, made by the young Jean-Charles Cazes, now at the hel... Read More » 


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JS 91 WS 91

2009 La Lagune, Haut-Médoc

96 points James Suckling: "Fabulous aromas of licorice, flowers and blackcurrants follow through to a full body with wonderful silky and caressing tannins and a long, flavorful finish. It’s complex and exceptional. Better in 2018 but so enjoyable to taste and drink now." (3/2015) 93-96 points Wine Spectator: "Floral and precise fruit, with blackberry-skin character and mineral undertones. Full-bodied, with superfine tannins and a fresh, clean finish. Long and tight. Racy. Lovely texture. 60 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 25 percent Merlot and 15 percent Petit Verdot. This property is really on a roll now, deliverin ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Poujeaux, Moulis

93 points James Suckling: "Intense aromas of orange peel, blackberries and hints of mushrooms. Full body, with a solid core of soft and velvety tannins and a fruity finish. Well structured. One of the best wines from here in years. Try after 2017." (2/2012) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The final blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot was cropped very low at 35 hectoliters per hectare. Deep purple, with a nose of subtle smoke, graphite, blueberry and black raspberry fruit as well as some spring flowers, in the mouth a touch of oak makes an appearance, but the win ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


2009 Branas Grand Poujeaux, Moulis Top Pick!
2009 Branas Grand Poujeaux, Moulis

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A sleeper of the vintage from the backwater appellation of Moulis, the 2009 Branas Grand Poujeaux is a blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot. A big-time wine, opaque purple in color, with loads of cassis, smoke, incense and licorice as well as an earthiness reminiscent of a St.-Estephe, this wine is full-bodied and long, with sweet tannin and an overall classic constitution. It can be approached now but should age nicely for 15-20 years. (RP)" (12/2011) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Clearly ripe, with a juicy core of dark fig, cassis and blackberry flavo ...Read More » 


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2009 Suduiraut, Sauternes (375ml)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 is one of the greatest wines ever produced from the estate. It has a riveting bouquet of quince, honey, pear and a touch of clarified butter that is beautifully defined, offering scents of yellow flowers with continued aeration. It is a little heavier and more intense than its peers at this stage. The palate is beautifully balanced with perfectly judged acidity and immense purity. The finish offers crisp honey, quince and clementine notes laden with botrytis that is counterpoised by wonderful acidity. It possesses an unerring sense of completene ...Read More » 


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2009 Latour-Martillac, Pessac-Léognan Top Pick!
2009 Latour-Martillac, Pessac-Léognan

94 points James Suckling: "Gorgeous nose of warm stones and dark fruits. Full body with a solid core of fruit and chewy tannins, and a long and intense finish. Best ever." (7/2012) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The best ever wine from this estate (even better than their sensational 2005), this full-bodied wine offers notes of blueberry, black currant, asphalt and burning charcoal embers in a deep, layered and multi-dimensional style. It is impressively pure and well-built, with far greater concentration and length than I ever remember this wine having in the past. Forget it for 5 years and drink it over the foll ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 d'Issan, Margaux Top Pick!
2009 d'Issan, Margaux

94 points James Suckling: "Wonderfully perfumed with dark berry, mineral and chocolate character. Full body, great tannins and a long and racy finish. Very refined. Tight and racy." (3/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A strong effort from proprietor Emmanuel Cruse, d’Issan’s 2009 was fashioned from minuscule yields of 18 hectoliters per hectare, and its 13.7% natural alcohol set a record at this estate. Composed of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot, it exhibits a classic Margaux fragrance of acacia flowers/violets, blueberries, cassis, licorice and camphor. Opulent and full-bodied with silky tannins as we ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Moulin du Cadet, St-Emilion

92 points James Suckling: "A wine with very attractive berry and spice character and plums with citrus fruit. Full and silky with a lively finish. Better in 2018." (3/2012) Wine Spectator: "Quite fleshy and direct, with upfront oomph to the raspberry and blackberry fruit flavors, pushed by dense, but creamy, structure. Best from 2013 through 2019. (JM, Web-2012)" K&L Notes: According to Robert Parker: "Moulin du Cadet is a micro-climat of 12 acres located on the plateau north of St-Emilion. It tends to produce rather fragrant, lighter-style wines lacking depth but displaying attractive bouquets." (Bordeaux Book,... Read More » 


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JS 92

2009 Grand Pontet, St-Emilion Top Pick!
2009 Grand Pontet, St-Emilion

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 70% Merlot and the rest equal parts Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine has an opaque purple color and a sweet nose of vanillin, roasted coffee beans, chocolate and kirsch liqueur intermixed with blacker fruits such as cassis. It is rich, full-bodied, moderately tannic, but low in acidity and quite heady and powerful (15% natural alcohol). This impressive wine is a big, back-strapping effort to drink over the next 15+ years. Produced by Sylvie Pourquet, the sister of Gerard and Dominique Becot, this St.-Emilion grand cru classe com ...Read More » 


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2009 Lagrange, St-Julien Top Pick!
2009 Lagrange, St-Julien

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Ripe wine, with soft tannins allied to great density. Weight and lovely, juicy, final fruit flavors meld together easily. This is solid, dense, impressive and for long-term aging. (RV)" (2/2012) 93 points James Suckling: "I drank this sexy Pomerol a couple of nights ago in Seoul at the wine bar/restaurant Casa del Vino, which is one of the best in the city, with some friends following a few days in the capital at a cultural exchange conference called Cultural Communication Forum. It was a wonderful wine to celebrate the end of the event with my fiancée and friends and it showed how ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. This is a superb performance from Langoa Barton. Here, the 2009 has a lifted, perfumed, Burgundy-inspired bouquet that is nicely defined but showing a little more unresolved oak than its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit on the entry: strawberry, cedar and blackcurrant. This is strict and very linear, conservative but compelling. The class is here from start to finish and presently stands shoulder to shoulder with its “big bro’”. (NM)" (7/2013) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "A deceptively approachable wine. Its gorgeous f ...Read More » 


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2009 Larmande, St-Emilion

94 points James Suckling: "A wine, with beautiful focused fruit of raspberries and citrus fruit follow through to a full body, with super polished tannins and a bright acidity. Very lively. The superb quality of the Cabernet Franc comes through here. Better in 2015." (2/2012) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Concentrated, dark wine that edges towards austere. Beneath this surface, the wine shows some generous fruit. Give it a few years and the more approachable nature will begin to show through. (RV)" (2/2012) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Rather dark and winey, with almost chewy-edged currant, plum sauce and roasted fig notes laced with bittersw ...Read More » 


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2009 Malartic-Lagravière Pessac-Léognan Top Pick!
2009 Malartic-Lagravière Pessac-Léognan

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Malartic-Lagraviere ‘09 is evolving into one of the finest wines that the estate has ever produced. It has a more introverted bouquet with dark berry fruit, undergrowth and iodine. With rigorous swirling it still refuses to unfurl. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins. It builds nicely towards a lovely black olive and spice tinged finish that exudes finesse. Superb. (NM)" (7/2013) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Almost sweet in its richness, this is a deliciously fruity wine. The structure and tannins are almost buried among a ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Figeac, St-Emilion Top Pick!
2009 Figeac, St-Emilion

98 points James Suckling: "The aromas in this are amazing, with blueberries, blackberries and fresh mushrooms. Black olives. So aromatic. Full-bodied, with super velvety tannins and lovely depth of ripe fruit. Balanced. Wild flavors on the finish of, meat, berries and forest fruits. Hints of decadence. 33% Cabernet Franc, 33% Merlot and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon. Best Figeac ever. Try after 2020." (2/2012) 96 points Wine Enthusiast: "A ripe year like 2009 is kind to the Cabernet Sauvignon of Château Figeac. The wine is perfumed with new wood and sweet fruits, delicious black currant flavors giving both ripeness a ...Read More » 


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2009 Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan Top Pick!
2009 Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Previously he had scored it 95 points in Feb 2012: "A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc with a modest 13.5% alcohol, the 2009 reveals considerable structure and tannin along with tell-tale notes of burning embers, scorched earth, graphite, blueberries, blackberries and toasty vanillin, and a full-bodied mouthfeel. This rich, full offering is surprisingly backward. This cuvee should drink well in 5-6 years as one rarely has to wait a decade or more to enjoy Pape Clement. It should age for three decades or more. This 13th ce ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


2009 Branaire-Ducru, St-Julien

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Haut couture becomes a wine! This dense purple wine has the tell-tale notes of flowers and pencil shavings, and its broad aromatics are intense and totally captivating. Powerful, rich, and full, but less tannic than the 2005 and more opulent, this is a dazzling Branaire to drink between 2017-2035. (RP)" (2/2012) 95 points James Suckling: "Gorgeous aromas of dark berries and wet earth, with hints of graphite. Full body, with juicy, chewy tannins and a long rich, fruity, and succulent finish. Best ever from here. Try in 2019." (2/2012) 95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Very supple wine, with great ric ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Latour-Martillac, Pessac-Léognan (1.5L)

94 points James Suckling: "Gorgeous nose of warm stones and dark fruits. Full body with a solid core of fruit and chewy tannins, and a long and intense finish. Best ever. Best after 2016." (7/2012) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The best ever wine from this estate (even better than their sensational 2005), this full-bodied wine offers notes of blueberry, black currant, asphalt and burning charcoal embers in a deep, layered and multi-dimensional style. It is impressively pure and well-built, with far greater concentration and length than I ever remember this wine having in the past. (RP)" (12/2011) 92 points Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 Wines of ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse


2009 Sociando-Mallet, Haut-Médoc

92 points James Suckling: "Lots of currants, berries and chocolate on the nose and palate. Full and chewy. Solid tannin structure. Better in 2015." (7/2014) 89-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby. Blackcurrant, licorice, underbrush and smoky oak on the inviting nose, with hints of tobacco and minerals. Dense and chewy in the mouth, with brooding, ripe flavors of blackberry, dark plum and smoky, chocolatey oak given lift by firm acidity. Finishes with subtle length but its assertive tannins will require at least several years of patience once this wine is released. I'm a big fan of this overachieving property, w ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 "Y" (Ygrec) d'Yquem, Bordeaux Blanc

93 points Wine Spectator: "This is very pure, with lilting floral notes of honeysuckle and chamomile up front, followed by green fig, green almond, tangerine and Jonagold apple flavors that meld together seamlessly through the light toasty finish. There's lovely range and mouthfeel, with latent depth for cellaring. Drink now through 2020. 500 cases made. (JM, Web-2012)"  


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2009 Haut-Bages-Libéral, Pauillac

94 points James Suckling: "Pretty nose of blueberries, currants and blackberries, follows through to a full body, with ultra-refined tannins and polished, caressing texture. Very refined and long. Perhaps the best ever from here. Try after 2018." (3/2012) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Probably the finest Haut-Bages Liberal since the 1982, this beautifully rich wine has an inky purple color, a big, sweet kiss of creme de cassis, incense, some background spicy oak and forest floor. Its gorgeous fruit, full-bodied opulence, impressive purity, expansive texture and broad, savory finish make for a terrific wine to dr ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Potensac, Médoc

92 points James Suckling: "Blueberry and blackberry, with hints of sliced mushrooms. Full body, with velvety tannins and a soft textured finish. Best Potensac in years. Better in 2015." (2/2012) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Shows smoky new wood and black currant fruit. This is a structured wine, powerful, while preserving just the right balance of acidity. It's dark and dense in character, yet with great freshness." (4/2012) 89-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark purple-tinged ruby. Initially reticent nose opens with air to reveal cabernet franc-driven strawberry, violet, cocoa and mineral aromas. Then broad and chunky in the mouth, with red berr ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Clos Fourtet, St-Emilion

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "After tasting it three times from bottle, I am convinced this prodigious wine is one of the greatest young Bordeaux I have ever tasted. Inky blue/purple with notes of camphor, forest floor, blackberry, cassis, sweet cherries, licorice, the wine has stunning aromatics, unctuous texture and an almost inky concentration, but without any hard edges. With considerable tannin and just enough acidity to provide definition, this wine transcends even its premier grand cru classe terroir. It is certainly the finest Clos Fourtet ever produced. Give it 5-7 years of ...Read More » 


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2009 de Chantegrive, Graves (3L)

92 points James Suckling: "A solid red with ripe plum, cherry and vanilla character. Full and savory with round and ripe tannins and a long, intense finish. Approachable, but better in 2015." (7/2012) 91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. Solidly packed tannins, very firm and structured, a feeling of considerable extract as well as a high toast content. (RV)" (8/2010) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A major sleeper of the vintage, this blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot is another 'best ever' performance. Notes of tobacco leaf, hot rocks, sweet kirsch and black currants are impressively displayed in this medium to full-bod ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Pouget, Margaux

93-96 points Wine Spectator: "Currant and blackberry galore on the nose, but the palate seems subtle and beautiful. Full-bodied, with wonderful silky tannins and a mineral, mint and berry aftertaste. Such delicious fruit here. (Web-2010)" 90-95 points Decanter: "Real Margaux nose with violets and cassis seamlessly interwoven. Lovely quality of fruit on the palate with layered. Textured complexity. Tannins beautifully managed, excellent length and persistence, very complete wine. (AG) Dense black red colour and fine fragrant black fruits on the nose, lots of concentration, but there is elegance and lift to co ...Read More » 


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2009 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2009 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan (98RP, 97JS, 94ST, 94WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A dense ruby/purple-tinged color offers up notes of forest floor, subtle wood smoke, mulberries, black cherries, cassis and a hint of lead pencil shavings. There is even a floral component lurking in the intricate aromatic profile. The wine is medium to full-bodied with wonderful intensity that builds incrementally and has a long, silky, luscious finish. There is plenty of tannin, but it is largely concealed by the wine’s beautiful fruit and ethereal complexity. Given its virtually perfect balance, this brilliant Haut-Bailly should age effortlessly for 3-4 decades.This is a tour de force in winemaking, particularly for readers seeking the quintessential example of a Bordeaux that combines compelling complexity and finesse with significant flavor authority and intensity ... " (02/2012) 

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2009 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A dense ruby/purple-tinged color offers up notes of forest floor, subtle wood smoke, mulberries, black cherries, cassis and a hint of lead pencil shavings. There is even a floral component lurking in the intricate aromatic profile. The wine is medium to full-bodied with wonderful intensity that builds incrementally and has a long, silky, luscious finish. There is plenty of tannin, but it is largely concealed by the wine’s beautiful fruit and ethereal complexity. Given its virtually perfect balance, this brilliant Haut-Bailly should age effortlessly for 3 ...Read More » 


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2009 Canon, St-Emilion

96 points James Suckling: "Aromas of nuts, spices, chocolate powder, then changes to fruits and flowers. Fascinating. Full body, with silky tannins and a wonderful intensity and super polished tannins with a long, long finish. Super refined. Best Canon in years. Try in 2016." (3/2012) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted at the Château Canon vertical, the 2009 Canon is turning into the great wine it was predestined to become. A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc (the same as 2010 incidentally), the nose is clearly more flattering, more opulent than the 2010 with an explosion of blackberry, melted tar, ki ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2009 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Ducru Beaucaillou will eclipse the brilliant wines produced in 2005, 2003 and 2000. It will be interesting to see how the 2009 fares against the 2010 after twenty years of aging, but my money is on the 2009. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot that achieved 13.5% natural alcohol, this inky purple, unctuous wine possesses classic aromas of graphite, creme de cassis, blueberries, violets, licorice and Christmas fruitcake. Full-bodied and intense with Ducru’s inimitable elegance and purity, it should firm up in the bottle after 7-10 ye ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 La Couspaude, St-Emilion Top Pick!
2009 La Couspaude, St-Emilion

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The best La Couspaude I have ever tasted, the opaque purple 2009 exhibits nicely integrated toasty oak/pain grille in addition to cassis, kirsch, raspberries and earthy undertones. Full-bodied, with beautiful integration of acidity, alcohol and tannin, this is a robust, exuberant, somewhat flamboyant style of St.-Emilion that is clearly modern, but quite frankly, delicious. Drink it over the next 12-15 years. (RP)" (2/2012) 90-92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. Pure blackberry and currant fruits, lots of ripe and juicy flavors. Intense, concentrated and smoky." (8/2010) 91 points Wine Spectator: "A broad, f ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien (1.5L)

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "A deceptively approachable wine. Its gorgeous fruits are right up front, their ripeness powered by a generous, complex texture. There is concentration, but it is surrounded by so much richness. It can almost be drunk now, but should age well." (2/2012) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Very dense and still rather reserved, with dark blueberry, blackberry and fig notes rolled together, framed by freshly brewed espresso and Black Forest cake notes. Long and tarry through the finish, with a melted licorice snap note hanging on at the very end. Best from 2014 through 2030." (3/2012) 92 points James Suckling: "Blueberry an ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2009 Doisy-Daëne, Sauternes (375ml)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Doisy-Daene was spectacular out of barrel, however it has never quite reached those ethereal heights in bottle. Perhaps this rich, generous vintage did not quite suit the crisp, tense style of Denis Dubourdieu’s Barsac? Compared to others in this blind tasting, it comes across as more muted on the nose with scents of beeswax, marmalade and lanolin, though the Sauvignon Blanc is very expressive. The palate is very well-balanced on the entry with crisp acidity cutting through the viscous texture. The finish is rounded in the mouth, offering attrac ...Read More » 


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2009 La Conseillante, Pomerol

97 points James Suckling: "Blackberries, violets and licorice, with hints of lavender. Full body, with phenomenal texture of ultra-fine tannins and subtle and intriguing fruit character. Goes on for minutes. Try in 2020." (2/2012) 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The competition between the 2009, 2005 and 2000 La Conseillante will be interesting to follow over the next twenty years. There was more of a selection process at this estate in 2009 than there was in 2000, resulting in a beautiful Pomerol offering notes of mulberries, sweet cherries, spring flowers, raspberries and truffles. The color is a healthy deep pl ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 l'Église Clinet, Pomerol

97-100 points Wine Spectator: "*Barrel Tasting* The nose on this already suggests a deep and contemplative wine with blackberry, dried flowers and sweet berries. Evolves to black olive and hints of asphalt. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and tangy, rich fruit. It really grabs hold of you and wants to tell you it's special. Loads of ripe tannins too. Big and structured. Turns to tapenade. (JL, Web—2010)" 99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Proprietor Denis Durantou has produced a blockbuster Pomerol from a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, tipping the scales at just over 14.5% natural alcohol. A riveting wi ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2009 Puygueraud, Côtes de Francs (3L)

92 points James Suckling: "Violets and blackberries with hints of spices on the nose. Full body, with soft and velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Drink now or hold. Always excellent value." (3/2012) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and the rest Malbec is from the Thienpont family. (Puygueraud is the estate where this large clan was born.) The 2009 is impressive, but the estate somewhat under-the-radar, since it is hard to pronounce and not exactly a household name. This is a beautifully fleshy wine with loads of licorice, spring flowers, graphite and black fruits. Flesh ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 92 RP 90

2009 La Gaffelière, St-Emilion

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An absolutely spectacular effort, the 2009 is one of the all-time great La Gaffelieres produced. One would have to go back to the 2005, 1947 or 1961 to find this level of quality from this ancient, historic vineyard planted adjacent to the walls of St.-Emilion, on the Cote Pavie. Dating back to the 1400s, this estate has been owned for over three centuries by the Malet-Roquefort family. Composed of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon (in the past it was two-thirds Merlot and the rest split between Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc), the 2009 reveal ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe (slightly stained labels) New!
2009 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe (slightly stained labels)

100 points James Suckling: "This is amazing as always with layers of fruit and firm, velvety tannins. Full body, incredible depth of fruit and length. Currants, raspberries and Indian spices. It goes on for minutes. A monumental Cos. Greatest ever from here. Better in five years, but amazing." (11/2015) 100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the greatest young wines I have ever tasted, the monumental 2009 Cos d'Estournel has lived up to its pre-bottling potential. A remarkable effort from winemaking guru Jean-Guillaume Prats and owner Michel Reybier, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot (33%) an ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Pape-Clément Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (375ml)

100 points James Suckling: "This really is phenomenal. It shows subtle complexity with dried lemons, papaya, and hints of vanilla. What blows you away is the palate. It is so dense yet agile with amazing tension and a bright finish. It builds and builds in the finish. Superb. Speechless. Drink or hold." (8/2012) 100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Pape Clement Blanc is an absolutely remarkable wine, which is not a surprise given what this historic estate has done in both white and red over the last 20 years. Their white wine, an intriguing blend of 40% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% Semillon, 16% Sauvignon Gris and the ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 La Gaffelière, St-Emilion 6-pack in OWC

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An absolutely spectacular effort, the 2009 is one of the all-time great La Gaffelieres produced. One would have to go back to the 2005, 1947 or 1961 to find this level of quality from this ancient, historic vineyard planted adjacent to the walls of St.-Emilion, on the Cote Pavie. Dating back to the 1400s, this estate has been owned for over three centuries by the Malet-Roquefort family. Composed of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon (in the past it was two-thirds Merlot and the rest split between Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc), the 2009 reveal ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2009 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (98JS, 95WE, 94RP, 93ST, 93WS). James Suckling: "This is very tight and rich with dried apple, mango and papaya, yet it's bright and floral. Full body, dense fruit and a long, powerful finish. Really open already but complex and beautiful with a richness and intensity that is very, very impressive." (11/2015) 

This lot contains the following items:
2009 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (qty: 2)


End Date: Nov 27 2017 2:30PM PT


2009 Cantenac Brown, Margaux

93 points James Suckling: "Wonderful aromas of crushed raspberries, flowers, and hints of vanilla bean. Full body, with silky tannins and a juicy finish. Fresh and minerally. Best in 2018." (3/2012) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. One of the standout and perhaps most surprising showings was the performance of Cantenac-Brown '09. It has a more lifted, oaky bouquet with dark cherries, cassis and violets. It displays good precision with admirable purity. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet sappy entry. It is very primal compared to its peers, but it shows very good bal ...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: Main Warehouse


2009 Doisy-Daëne, Sauternes

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Honeyed and spice, with lots of nutmeg, a wine that is packed with flavors, lychee in character, defiantly rich and spicy." (4/2010) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Doisy-Daene was spectacular out of barrel, however it has never quite reached those ethereal heights in bottle. Perhaps this rich, generous vintage did not quite suit the crisp, tense style of Denis Dubourdieu’s Barsac? Compared to others in this blind tasting, it comes across as more muted on the nose with scents of beeswax, marmalade and lanolin, though the Sauvignon Blanc is very expressive. The palate is very wel ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2009 Ferriere, Margaux

93 points James Suckling: "Perfumed, with raspberries and flowers and hints of lemon. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a chewy finish. Austere now, but stylish. Best after 2018." (2/2012) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "A solid effort, with attractive, balanced black currant fruits and ripe acidity. The wine layers fruit and integrated tannins. It feels chunky and dense, finishing dry." (2/2012) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Smoky and silky, with enticing black tea, mulled spice and fleshy plum and black currant fruit that melds nicely together through the tobacco-filled finish. Drink now through 2019." (3/2012) K&L Notes: *+V At UGC: Boysenberry arom... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


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