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2005 Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml)

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." (7/2013) 97 points Wine Spectator: "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 now. Best after 2014. *Highly Recommended and #4 of Top 100 Wines of 2008* ( ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Caronne Ste-Gemme, Haut-Médoc

91 points Wine Spectator: "Offers raisin and dried fruit, with very ripe fruit aromas and coffee and oak undertones. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long finish. This is pumped up, but I like the flamboyant character. Best after 2011. *Smart Buys* (JL)" (3/2008) 88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Space limitations did not allow complete tasting notes for this Cru Bourgeois, but 2005 is the finest vintage for these wines since 1982. The range of scores for these wines should give readers an idea of just how consistent this vintage is at this level. Given the style of the vintage, most of these wines should be ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2005 Raymond-Lafon, Sauternes (375ml)

91-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "(No tasting note given)" (4/2008) 93 points Wine Spectator: "This is pure and precise, showing rich apricot, peach and clementine flavors, but great cut too, with a mouthwatering edge that lets chamomile, green plum and honeysuckle notes dance through the finish. Gorgeous. (JM, Web-2011)" 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright yellow-gold. Superripe but precise aromas of mirabelle, white nectarine and honey. Supersweet, deep and powerful, with a fat, honeyed character and terrific spicy persistence. A big boy but with lovely balance. (ST)" (7/2008)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2005 Reignac, Bordeaux Supérieur

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another top-notch effort from the home property of the brilliant Yves Vatelot, Reignac’s 2005 has a dense ruby/purple color and notes of graphite, black currant, some sweet cherries, and spice box. It is a medium to full-bodied wine with beautiful concentration, decent acidity, and ripe tannin. Despite its humble appellation, this is a very serious wine that is qualitatively up there with some of the better classified growths of the Medoc. It should drink beautifully for 8-10 years. A sleeper of the vintage!" (4/2008) 88-90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good full medium ruby. Expressive arom ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2005 Petit Village, Pomerol

92 points Wine & Spirits: "Superrich in its dark fruit, black herbs and boldly oaked flavors, this is also firm and, in the end, extremely tannic. It finishes dry, the power of the tannin increasing with air, with a grip that will need long bottle aging to relent. Check on it ten years from the vintage." (10/2008) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Milk chocolate and blackberry aromas follow through to a full body, with very soft tannins and a long, caressing finish. This is so delicious now, but has a balance of fruit and tannins. One of the best from this estate in some time. Best after 2014." (3/2008) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Fruity and smo ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2005 Lascombes, Margaux

94 points Wine & Spirits: "A joyous Lascombes, this is the first vintage to hit stride since the US investment firm Colony Capital took over in 2001. It's a meaty wine draped in fragrant tannin, built for long aging. It's also an exuberant wine, in both the bright, red currant-scented fruit and the bristle of the tannin. A playfully complex flavor lasts for minutes, the wine still youthful and fresh four days after it was opened. Margaux chic." (3/2008) 93 points Connoisseurs Guide: "This well-filled, impeccably balanced wine starts with aromas of cherries, sweet berries, tobacco leaves, rose petals, vanilla bean ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2005 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac

96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2005 Pichon-Longueville Baron is another concentrated, full-bodied 2005 that’s starting to drink well. Cassis, black cherries, tobacco leaf, cedar and classic Pauillac lead-pencil characteristics all emerge from this ripe, sexy, surprisingly rounded effort that has a stacked mid-palate and sweet, polished tannin. It’s impressive today but is going to cruise for another two to three decades." (12/2017) 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, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2005 Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge, Pessac-Léognan

98 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2005s from Bordeaux continue to show youthfully, yet spectacularly well! The 2005 Smith-Haut-Lafitte is a prime example of the vintage and offers a huge, rich, concentrated style as well as classic dark fruits, tobacco, scorched earth and graphite aromas and flavors. While this is a tannic vintage, the tannins here are sweet and polished and covered by fruit. With stunning purity of fruit, notable freshness, and a great, great finish, drink this beauty anytime over the coming two decades." (2/2018) 98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This sensational, opaque blue/purple-colored wine from ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City


2005 Labegorce, Margaux

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "New wood, sweet fruit, blackberry and plum skin flavors are all here in this round, ripe wine, with its soft, dusty tannins and delicious fresh acidity. This property has certainly joined the big league in Margaux." (6/2008) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted single blind at Southwold. The ’05 Labegorce is adorned with a ripe, well defined nose, quite delicate with blackberry, plum and boysenberry - elegant and feminine. The palate has a soft ripe entry, rounded and supple in texture although not inherently a complex Margaux, but well crafted. The finish has a nice poise but it is st ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse


2005 Ormes de Pez, St-Estèphe

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Very dense, black, dominated by dark tannins and plum skins, with a mineral edge. The acidity and the ripe fruits are under all this structure, typical of young Saint-Estèphe. This needs time - don't touch for five years." (6/2008) K&L Notes: (*1/2) 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. Black cherry on the nose. Expressive, vibrant, supper mid-palate with a sweet lovely texture. 53 hectoliters per hectare and 13.3% alcohol, but the wine does not show the alcohol. More vibrant on palate. Good core of sweet fruit. Good value wine. (Clyde Beffa, K&L ... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City

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WE 92

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: Main Warehouse


2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac
Bid on this bottle of 2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (97JD, 97RP, 96WS, 95DC, 95VN, 94WE). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted at the Pontet-Canet vertical in London, the 2005 Château Pontet-Canet has long been one of the stars of the vintage and this might well be the best of over a dozen showings of this wine. However, do not expect ostentation on the nose. This is 2005 and like many wines of this vintage, even with considerable decanting, it remained broody and introspective on the nose, as if it is checking you out and seeing if you are worthy. Once you have been accepted, then it swings the doors open to reveal gorgeous scents of blackberry, briary and cassis fruit, perhaps a little more sous-bois than I have noticed compared to previous bottles. The palate is medium-bodied, but dense and structured—certainly a more masculine Pontet-Canet built for long-term ageing. Yet it retains marvelous freshness and vitality all the way through to the pencil-lead, quite saline finish. I suspe 

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End Date: Apr 28 2018 11:00AM PT


2005 Clos St. Martin, St-Emilion

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "With a gorgeous nose of super-concentrated black cherry/kirsch liqueur, this wine offers notes of licorice, crushed rock and flowers followed by a full-bodied, powerful, rich finish with a boatload of tannin. This is a long-distance runner and a sensational effort in the vintage. Drink it over the next 25-30 years. 97+ (RP)" (6/2015) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Beautiful crushed berry, spice and raspberry tart character follows through to a full body, with silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. A pretty wine. Best after 2013. (Web-2008)"  


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

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RP 97 WS 91

2005 Prieuré-Lichine, Margaux

93 points James Suckling: "This is really fine and layered with ripe and polished tannins and a beautiful depth of fruit. Blackberries, currants and blueberries with hints of light chocolate. Some minerals too. Intense finish. Drink or hold." (7/2013) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Black in color, with impressive aromas of flowers, tar, licorice and ripe fruit, such as currant and sultana. Full-bodied, with a solid concentration of fruit and ultrapolished tannins. Better than from barrel. Best after 2011. (JS)" (3/2008) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This deliciously sexy, seductive style of wine from Prieure-Lichine is very much in keeping with ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Suduiraut, Sauternes

97 points James Suckling: "What a wine for the vintage, with spices and furniture wax undertones, then dried citrus fruit. Great intensity in this, powerful stuff. Perhaps the best 2005." (3/2013) 96 points Wine & Spirits: "Bright gold. Perfectly balanced. Not sweet, and yet explosively sweet with flavors of fresh nectarine, scents of jasmine and honeysuckle. The sweetness pours out of the freshness, so it's impossible to taste them apart. The flavors last, perhaps because it's the kind of wine you'll want to roll around in your mouth over and over. Glorious." (10/2008) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Picked over a period of eight weeks, this ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City


2005 Les Forts de Latour, Pauillac Back In Stock!
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 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 l'Oratoire, St-Emilion

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. (RP)" (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 si ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac

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 Vinous: "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 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml)

97 points Wine Spectator: "This has a deliciously pure feel, with juicy, inviting green plum, ginger, heather, creamed pineapple and Jonagold apple flavors all melded together and gliding through the lengthy finish, which echoes with lilting flowers and dried citrus notes. (Web Only-2012)" 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The 2005 Chateau d’Yquem is similar to the 2006 in that it deserves aeration. The bouquet is well-defined, although there is clearly some new oak that will need another two or three years to fully integrate. The aromatics seem to show a little more botrytis than t ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2005 Canon-La-Gaffelière, St-Emilion

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This fragrant, lush, seductive wine offers up plum, Christmas spices and crème de cassis. This dense garnet/purple wine also has loads of blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, terrific aromatics, a full-bodied mouthfeel, beautiful purity, texture, and a long, long finish. Once again, the Comte von Neipperg and his winemaking consultant Stéphane Derenoncourt have hit a home run in this vintage. This beauty is approachable, if not drinkable already, and should continue to evolve for 10-15 years. (RP)" (6/2015) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "A successful wine from Canon la Gaffelière. It is ...Read More » 


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2005 Marojallia, Margaux

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Billing itself as the first “garage wine” from the appellation of Margaux, this comes from a property owned by Philippe Porcheron. The wine, made with meticulous care by the partnership of Muriel Andraud and Jean-Luc Thunevin, consistently performs well above its pedigree. Still youthful, exuberant and rich, this wine has a dense ruby/purple color and beautiful notes of violets, graphite and crème de cassis as well as some blueberry fruit. It is well-endowed, medium to full-bodied, and stunningly proportioned. This wine should continue to evolve and drin ...Read More » 


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2005 Pouget, Margaux

93 points Wine Spectator: "Dark ruby in color, with lots of concentrated fruit, dark chocolate and hints of game. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit and wild mushroom character. Long, velvety, smoky and decadent. Best after 2014." (3/2008) K&L Notes: From an exceptional vintage! Pouget is located in the heart of Margaux and the vineyards are planted in the gravelly soils of the region to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, averaging 35 years of age. 


Inventory: Redwood City

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WS 93

2005 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac-Léognan

97 points Wine Spectator: "(Collectibles) Displays lemon, honey, mineral, fennel seed and lime aromas. Full-bodied, this fills the mouth with lime, apple tart and vanilla character. Very, very intense. Fantastic. Needs time to come together. The best white from this estate in a long time." (3/2008) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Domaine de Chevalier’s fabulous 2005 white offers terrific acidity, body, and texture as well as high acidity, which suggests this wine should enjoy an incredibly long life. I recently had the 1985 at a charity dinner, and it is still remarkably youthful. The 2005 may last just as long, i ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2005 Cambon La Pelouse, Haut-Médoc (1.5L)

89 points Robert Parker: "A big-time sleeper of the vintage,. the 2005 Cambon La Pelouse possesses a dark ruby/purple hue as well as an exotic, flamboyant, fruity bouquet of black cherries, wood smoke, tobacco, and spice. Lush, round, and opulent, it is ideal for drinking over the next 5-6 years. This huge property, sandwiched between Cantemerle and Giscours, has released a blend of 50% Merlot and the rest primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with dollops of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. There are 17,500 cases of the 2005, undoubtedly the finest wine ever mad... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City

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RP 89 ST 88 - 89

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


2005 d'Yquem, Sauternes

97 points Wine Enthusiast: "This isn’t sweet, but just so wonderfully rich. It’s the concentration of botrytis that makes the wine. The texture is velvet, but with a spicy bite to it. Apricot, honey and marzipan all contribute to a wine that will age over decades. (RV)" (12/2009) 97 points Wine Spectator: "This has a deliciously pure feel, with juicy, inviting green plum, ginger, heather, creamed pineapple and Jonagold apple flavors all melded together and gliding through the lengthy finish, which echoes with lilting flowers and dried citrus notes. Best from 2015 through 2045. (JM, Web-2012)" 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted at the prope ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco


2005 La Gaffelière, St-Emilion

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The finest La Gaffeliere I have ever tasted, the prodigious 2005 boasts a dense ruby/purple color in addition to a flamboyant bouquet of lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, blackberries, smoked meats, incense, and Asian spice. Fabulously deep and full-bodied as well as ethereal and exceptionally elegant for its explosive richness and intensity, its lightness of being reflects the vineyard’s sensational terroir. This succulent beauty appears to be approachable, but that belies some significant tannins. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2030+. (RP)" (4/2008) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Has ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Grand Pontet, St-Emilion (1.5L)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Kudos to proprietress Sophie Porquet, who also makes the sensational Cotes de Castillon, Joanin-Becot. From this 35-acre vineyard she has fashioned a sensational blend of 70% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Her finest effort since taking over this property in 1999, the 2005 boasts a saturated purple color followed by notes of ripe blackberries, black currants, licorice, incense, chocolate, and espresso. Thick, highly-extracted flavors nearly obscure the elevated tannins. This big, serious, rich claret is meant to last for three ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $139.99 Add To Cart
RP 93 WS 92

2005 Petit Village, Pomerol 12-pack in OWC

92 points Wine & Spirits: "Superrich in its dark fruit, black herbs and boldly oaked flavors, this is also firm and, in the end, extremely tannic. It finishes dry, the power of the tannin increasing with air, with a grip that will need long bottle aging to relent. Check on it ten years from the vintage." (10/2008) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Milk chocolate and blackberry aromas follow through to a full body, with very soft tannins and a long, caressing finish. This is so delicious now, but has a balance of fruit and tannins. One of the best from this estate in some time. Best after 2014." (3/2008) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Fruity and smo ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse



2005 Duhart-Milon, Pauillac

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This property, which has benefitted enormously from tremendous investments from the Rothschild family that owns Lafite, has turned out a dense purple-colored wine in 2005. Offering broad, expansive, supple and silky tannin as well as loads of Asian plum sauce, blackcurrants, and sweet cherries, this wine is seductive, medium to full-bodied, and luscious. This successful effort from the Rothschilds should continue to drink well for at least another two decades. (RP)" (6/2015) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Dark in color, almost black, with beautiful aromas of spices, blackberry and milk ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

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RP 93 WS 93

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: Hollywood Main Warehouse


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: Main Warehouse


2005 Pavie Macquin, St-Emilion

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Inky bluish/purple in color, Pavie Macquin produced a prodigious effort from St.-Emilion in 2005. Its crushed, chalky rock minerality, massive body, and high tannin make for a wine to forget for another decade. Super-loaded, concentrated and powerful, this wine should turn out great, but patience will be required. The blackberry and cassis fruit are there in abundance, but so is a massive structure. 96+ (RP)" (6/2015) 96 points Wine Spectator: "Terrifically dense, with layers of plum sauce, melted red licorice, raspberry coulis and blackberry pâte de fruit coursing along, but never ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2005 l'Evangile, Pomerol
Bid on this bottle of 2005 l'Evangile, Pomerol (100WS, 96RP, 96W&S, 94ST). Wine Spectator: "Dark in color, almost purple black, with pure tapenade and hints of ripe plum and berry. Full-bodied, with layer upon layer of velvety tannins and chocolate, berry, vanilla and tea flavors. Lasts for minutes. I am blown away by this wine. This has been amazing since the moment I tasted it from barrel. Reminds me of the superb 1950. Best after 2015. (JS)" (03/2008) 

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2005 l'Evangile, Pomerol (qty: 1)


End Date: Apr 27 2018 12:00PM PT


2005 Fombrauge, St-Emilion Back In Stock!
2005 Fombrauge, St-Emilion

94 points James Suckling: "This is so rich and layered with beautiful ripe fruit and round tannins. Tar, chocolate, light vanilla and currants. It's complete and complex. Superb for this estate. Better in three to five years but fascinating to tasting now." (1/2013) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Dark in color, with intense aromas of dried mushroom and very ripe fruit. Almost raisiny. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and lots of ripe fruit. Turns meaty and raisiny. A very mature style, but one that I like a lot. This is always a wonderful value. Best after 2013." (3/2008) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An in-your-face style of wine, the 2005 Fomb ...Read More » 


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2005 Péby Faugères, St-Emilion
Bid on this bottle of 2005 Péby Faugères, St-Emilion (100RP, 94WS, 93JS, 92ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A perfect wine in this vintage, the 2005 Péby Faugères has the classic liqueur of blueberries and spring flowers. Dense purple and full-bodied, with unbelievable richness, this tastes like a great Napa Cab from the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, even though there’s no Cabernet Sauvignon in it. This is a sensational wine – rich, full and multi-dimensional, with a skyscraper-like mid-palate and finish. Kudos to Péby Faugères for producing one of the perfect wines of the vintage. Drink it in about 3-4 years as well as over the following two decades." (06/2015) 

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End Date: May 3 2018 11:30AM PT


2005 Lucia, St-Emilion

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another tiny St.-Emilion operation (7.5 acres, with one parcel of Merlot planted in 1901), Lucia’s brilliantly executed 2005 boasts an inky/purple/blue color along with a sweet perfume of blueberries, blackberries, charcoal, incense, Asian spices, and hints of coffee and pain grille in the background. This full-bodied, powerful, layered St.-Emilion is filled with fruit extract, glycerin, and tannin. It displays a certain accessibility, but it will undoubtedly be at its finest in 4-10 years, and keep for 25. This is another sumptuous wine from consultant ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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RP 95 ST 90

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2005 Dauzac, Margaux

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "This seems to tread the line between power and great style with ease. While the fruit is concentrated, it is sweet and ripe, balanced with acidity. Very poised, layered with some good firm tannins and a solid core of dry fruits. (RV)" (6/2008) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Has an impressively dark color, with lots of crushed berry, mineral and licorice aromas that follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a long finish. Racy and tight, with beautiful tannins. (JS)" (3/2008) K&L Notes: K&L's barrel-tasting notes: Very fine wine here and could be a superb value. Smoky, toasty oak aromas... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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WE 93 WS 92

2005 Meyney, St-Estèphe (1.5L)

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." (Web 08) According to Jancis Robinson: "Very ripe and focused and intense on the nose. Surprisingly gentle for a St-Estèphe. The polar opposite of the Phélan Ségur ... almost disconcertingly smooth... awfully easy and full of charm... Certainly no shortage of fine 2005 tannins. Very dry finish. Well done." K&L's barrel tasting notes -... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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WS 90

2005 Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien (3L)
Bid on this 3L-bottle of 2005 Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien (3L) (95WE, (90-92ST), (89-91WS)). 95 points Wine Enthusiast: "cidity, blackcurrant fruits, dry tannins: all the hallmarks of young Cabernet Sauvignon in a ripe, layered complex wine that will develop into something extraordinary. A great wine." (06/06) 90-93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red-ruby. Full-blown aromas of raspberry liqueur, dark chocolate and leather. Large-scaled, chewy and rich but with a fine-grained texture. This is silky and fat but not heavy thanks to surprisingly fresh acidity. Flavors of blackberry, plum, tar, tobacco and earth are joined by an almost roasted note on the back end. Finishes impressively rich and long, with big but thoroughly ripe, granular tannins. This had recently been fined but came across as fresh and delineated." (May/June 07) 89-91 points Wine Spectator: "Very pretty aromas of flowers, berries, currants and light raisins. Full-bodied, with soft and round tanni 

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2005 Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien (3L) (qty: 1)


End Date: Apr 29 2018 6:30PM PT


2005 Margaux, Margaux (1.5L)

100 points James Suckling: "The nose on this seems more concentrated than the 2000, and the purity of fruit is stunning, with blueberries, raspberries, fresh flowers, and hints of licorice. This is perfect and complete. Full bodied, with notes of forest berries and wild raspberries, this is thick and velvety with perfectly polished tannins. You can really feel the density on this, more than the tannic structure. This is a sleeping beauty that will be utterly captivating when it awakes. Don't touch this until after 2015." (11/2010) 97-100 points Vinous: "The 2016 Margaux is magnificent in the best tradition ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (1.5L)

96 points James Suckling: "This is very dense and tight right now with firm tannins. Currants with cassis, plums and peach. Full and dense, not giving that much. Powerful and intense and structured. It needs at least another five years." (5/2013) 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 Llose used 80 percent new oak for ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Grand Puy Ducasse, Pauillac (3L) (OWC)
Bid on this 3L-bottle of 2005 Grand Puy Ducasse, Pauillac (3L) in original wood. According to Robert Parker: "...this charming, precociously styled effort is still a sleeper of the vintage. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by a sweet bouquet of creamy oak, black cherries, and black currants, supple tannins, and a ripe, heady finish. It should drink well for 15+ years." (04/07) According to the Wine Spectator: "Some berry and cherry character. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium finish." (03/06) K&L's barrel tasting notes - 62% cabernet sauvignon and 38% merlot. Closed on nose. Big wine. Tannic but could be good. After being opened an hour, the fruit really comes through here. Sweet core of fruit emerges. Lingers on the palate. (Clyde Beffa, K&L Bordeaux buyer) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Grand Puy Ducasse, Pauillac (3L) (qty: 1)


End Date: Apr 29 2018 6:30PM PT

Current Bid: $225.00
Place Bid
RP 91

2005 Moulin-Haut-Laroque, Fronsac (6L)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A stunning offering from one of Fronsac’s most consistent overachievers, this inky/blue/purple-tinged 2005 offers up aromas of black raspberries, crushed rocks, spring flowers, earth, and spice. Superior concentration, medium to full body, beautiful integration of acidity and tannin, and a 30+ second finish result in an impressive Fronsac. (RP)" (8/2008) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh and floral, with blackberry, violet and light cedar character. Full and caressing, with a beautiful, silky texture and a long, caressing finish. A lovely young wine. (JS)" (3/2008)  


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $449.99 Add To Cart
RP 92 WS 90

2005 Marquis d'Alesme Becker, Margaux

91 points Wine Spectator: "A soft, fruity wine, with blackberry, coffee and light vanilla on the nose and palate. Full, with very velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. This is right on the mark now." (3/2008) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A pleasant, picnic-styled 2005, this wine offers sweet cherry and currant fruit, a medium ruby/purple color, moderate body, light tannin... especially for the vintage. (RP)" (4/2006)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
WS 91

2005 Grand Pontet, St-Emilion (3L)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Kudos to proprietress Sophie Porquet, who also makes the sensational Cotes de Castillon, Joanin-Becot. From this 35-acre vineyard she has fashioned a sensational blend of 70% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Her finest effort since taking over this property in 1999, the 2005 boasts a saturated purple color followed by notes of ripe blackberries, black currants, licorice, incense, chocolate, and espresso. Thick, highly-extracted flavors nearly obscure the elevated tannins. This big, serious, rich claret is meant to last for three ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

Price: $299.99 Add To Cart
RP 93 WS 92

2005 Clarke, Listrac (3L) (OWC)
Bid on this 3L-bottle of 2005 Clarke, Listrac (3L) (OWC - (90-92RP), (89-91WE), 89WS) in original wood. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Space limitations did not allow complete tasting notes for this Cru Bourgeois, but 2005 is the finest vintage for these wines since 1982. The range of scores for these wines should give readers an idea of just how consistent this vintage is at this level. Given the style of the vintage, most of these wines should be accessible young yet evolve for a decade or more because of their concentration and tannic structure. (RP)" (04/2006) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Clarke, Listrac (3L) (qty: 1)


End Date: Apr 29 2018 3:30PM PT

Current Bid: $160.00
Place Bid
CG 90

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