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2000 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac Top Pick!
2000 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac

95 points Decanter: "Intense, focused, cedary nose. Super-ripe and sumptuous, highly concentrated, but has spice and vigour to counter the fruit. Massive, pungent; full of life and nuance. Long, vibrant finish. Drink from 2012. (19 points)" (11/2010)94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Upgraded in score over my original rating, which was several points lower, Alfred Tesseron has done a remarkable job since 1994 with Pontet-Canet, which has been hitting first-growth levels since 2003. But the 2000 also shows exceptionally well. In need of another decade of cellaring, this dense purple wine has a classic nose of i ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

2014 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Wine Spectator: "Rock-solid, with a gutsy core of plum, black currant, steeped fig and melted licorice snap, all carried by a gorgeous, charcoal-edged spine. Long, and loaded with fruit and grip. As solid as they come." (4/2015) 92-95 points Antonio Galloni: "Vibrant and pulsating in the glass, the 2014 Grand Puy Lacoste impresses for its superb overall balance. The flavors are bright and beautifully expressive, with sweet floral notes woven throughout that give the wine much of its nuance, while the seamless, silky tannins speak to finesse. Even with all of its explosive energy, the 2014 is not an obvi ...Read More » 

Inventory: Main Warehouse

2014 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "This has fascinating aromas already with blackcurrants and cassis. Hints of spices. It’s full-bodied with ultra-fine tannins and a long, focused finish. Muscular but toned and beautiful." (3/2015) 94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Pure Cabernet flavors are right at the front of this wine. It has fragrant fruitiness, with layers of black currant and fresh, juicy acidity on the palate. It's a bright wine, with just a touch of smoky wood flavors at the end." (4/2015) 93-96 points Wine Spectator: "Offers lovely weight and feel, with a big core of plum, blackberry and black currant fruit that manages to show re ...Read More » 

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2011 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (Previously $110.00) Top Pick!
2011 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (Previously $110.00)

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "** Cellar Selection ** So smooth, this is a rich, grandiose wine. Although it is full of black currant fruits and spice flavors, the texture is most impressive. Dusty tannins are integrated with juicy fruits seamlessly. The purest fruit flavors are allied to linear tannins in a precise yet generous way. The wine is evolving beautifully, but do not drink before 2020." (5/2014)95 points James Suckling: "A wine with lots of ripe berries, verging on dried fruits. Full and chewy with ripe, round, chewy tannins. It needs lots of bottle age. A wine of steel. From biodynamically grown gra ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

2014 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Antonio Galloni: "Deep and translucent to the core, the 2014 Pontet-Canet is one of the sexiest wines of the vintage. A host of violets, lavender, mint, spices, new leather and plums grace the palate in an utterly exquisite wine endowed with magnificent yet understated depth and crystalline purity. This is without question one of the highlights of the vintage. The 2014 isn't a big wine; rather it is a Pauillac built on a total sense of finesse. The 2014 was vinified in equal parts cement and oak, and is aging in a combination of 50% new oak, 35% amphora and 15% once used ...Read More » 

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2012 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. The wine is very dry, layered tannins giving a major sense of structure. It will always have this dry, dense character, very firm, solid and powerful." (4/2013)92 points James Suckling: "Aromas of blackcurrants, blueberries and lemons follow through to a full body, firm tannins and a fresh, clean finish. A little tight now but excellent. Precision to this. Back ended. Better in 2018." (2/2015)92 points Wine Spectator: "This has a very solid core of dark plum, crushed black currant and blackberry fruit, with lightly firm flesh and good drive through the finish, where alder and iron notes fill in ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

2009 Reserve de la Comtesse Lalande, Pauillac Top Pick!
2009 Reserve de la Comtesse Lalande, Pauillac

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made from a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, the second wine, the 2009 Reserve de la Comtesse, exhibits notes of forest floor, white chocolate, licorice, black currants and vanillin-infused black cherries. It possesses a sweet, round, generous style given its high glycerin. Both the Reserve de la Comtesse and Pichon Lalande have about 13% alcohol, slightly lower than most Pauillacs achieved in 2009. Drink it over the next 10 years." (2/2012)91 points Wine Spectator: "Bright and sappy, with kirsch and damson plum notes streaking along, followe ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 91 WS 91

2014 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a huge wine. Rich, powerful and dense, yet remarkably precise, the 2014 boasts extraordinary density and fabulous balance. Scents of black fruits, graphite, smoke, tobacco, grilled herbs and incense meld into a huge core of fruit. Hints of black cherry jam, wild flowers and mint add an attractive aromatic top register on the close. Explosive and virile in style, the 2014 appears to have the pedigree to age well for several decades. It is without question one of the wines of the year. The blend is 65% Cab ...Read More » 

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2000 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac Back In Stock!
2000 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Beginning to open magnificently, the still dense purple-colored 2000 reveals a blossoming bouquet of blackberries, cassis, graphite and pen ink. Full-bodied with velvety tannins that have resolved themselves beautifully over the last eleven years, this wine is still an adolescent, but it exhibits admirable purity, texture, mouthfeel and power combined with elegance. One of the all-time great examples of Lynch Bages, the 2000 is just beginning to drink well yet promises to last for another 20-25+ years. (RP)" (8/2011)96 points Wine Spectator: "This is a superstructured wine with loa ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood

2010 Bordeuax Tasting Lot
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2010 Bordeuax Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 2010 Larcis Ducasse, St-Emilion (98RP, 97JS, 94ST, 94WS, (89-91WE)), 1-bottle of 2010 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux (95JS, 95RP, 94WS, 93ST), 1-bottle of 2010 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien (98RP, 98WE, 95JS, 94ST, 93WS), 1-bottle of 2010 Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan (100RP, 96JS, 95WE, 95WS, 94ST), 1-bottle of 2010 d'Issan, Margaux (96JS, (94-96WE), 95RP, 91ST, 91WS), and 1-bottle of 2010 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (100JS, 100RP, 98WE, 97WS, 95ST). Of the 2010 Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan,Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: "I certainly underrated the 2010 Pape Clement from barrel, rating it only 93-95+. (Thank God I put a 'plus' there!) Having tasted it four times in Bordeaux, and rating it perfect three times and 99 the fourth time, this final blend of 51% Merlot, 47.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1.5% Petit Verdot is perfection in a bottle. Tipping the scales at 14.5% natural alcohol, there are 8,000 cases of it. I 

This lot contains the following items:
2010 Larcis Ducasse, St-Emilion (qty: 1)
2010 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien (qty: 1)
2010 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux (qty: 1)
2010 Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan (qty: 1)
2010 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (qty: 1)
2010 d'Issan, Margaux (qty: 1)

End Date: Sep 7 2015 5:00PM PT

2010 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac Top Pick!
2010 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac

100 points James Suckling: "The aromas to this are incredible with blueberry, minerals, dried flowers, and stones. It goes to dried meat and spices. Full body and incredibly integrated with blackberry, licorice, and minerals. There's a wonderful purity to this. It goes on for minutes. The quality of tannins is amazing. Seamless. There's an amazing transparency that shows you all the elements of the wine's unique terroir." (11/2013)100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An absolutely amazing wine...It comes from one of the few biodynamic vineyards in Bordeaux, but you are likely to see many more, given the success that Te ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

2014 Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

97-99 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. A great wine, this Lafite has great power and richness as well as a wonderfully elegant touch. It is dark and brooding on the one hand and fresh in black currant fruit on the other. Woody tones support the superb fruits and complement the texture." (4/2015) 97-98 points James Suckling: "I love the sexy, perfumed and feminine style to this young Lafite with rose petals, rose stems and currants. Full body, super fine tannins and a wonderful finish. Lasts for a very, very long time." (3/2015) 94-97 points Wine Spectator: "Very backward, with loads of cedar, espresso and juniper out front, while the core o ...Read More » 

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2014 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a highly aromatic wine, with a superbly dense structure and firm, brooding tanning. On top of the drying tannins are finely polished fruit, followed by a fresh, vibrant finish. Overall, it boasts a great combination of structure and fruit." (4/2015) 95-98 points Wine Spectator: "This captures the pure, distilled essence of Cabernet Sauvignon, with a racy core of red and black currant fruit that almost struts alone, but there's ample roasted apple wood and iron deeply buried in the background, which should emerge with time. The finish has terrific delineation, wit ...Read More » 

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1989 Haut-Bages-Averous, Pauillac

90 points Wine Spectator: "Shows excellent harmony, with powerful tar, blackberry and fruit aromas and a super-rich palate. The ample tannins are fully integrated, giving it excellent balance." (3/1992) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1989 is an excellent second wine, displaying rich cassis fruit, good, spicy, new oak, and a delicious, medium to full-bodied, corpulent texture." (2/1993) K&L Notes: This is the second label (renamed Echo de Lynch-Bages in 2008) of Lynch-Bages, a highly regarded fifth growth from Pauillac. The second wine displays the same exceptional winemaking as its "big brother," but is sourced from young... Read More » 

Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $89.99 Add To Cart
WS 90

2001 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 10-Year On horizontal. This has a relatively light but feminine bouquet, earthy notes at first, later tightly coiled blackberry and cedar, briary and pencil box. The palate is medium-bodied with a succulent entry that marries beautifully with the fine tannins and depth of flavour. This is more primal than its peers, but wonderful delineation and purity with a caressing, silky smooth finish. Utterly seductive: this Pichon Baron is finally coming into its own. Tasted March 2011. (NM)" (5/2011)92 points James Suckling: "This is complex and beautiful no ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse

2009 Pédesclaux, Pauillac Top Pick!
2009 Pédesclaux, Pauillac

93 points James Suckling: "Huge improvement here. This is full-bodied, with super polished tannins and light smoky, chocolaty and plum character. Long and polished. Very fine indeed. Drink after 2016." (8/2012) 90-92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Packed with Cabernet blackcurrant flavors, very ripe and laden with blackcurrants. Great final freshness." (8/2010)92 points Wine Spectator: "An amped-up style, with showy aromatics of toasty spice and wood, but there's good solid density to the blackberry, black currant and fig fruit, and the toast melds into a more honest graphite edge through the finish. A solid expression of the modern style. Best f ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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. The ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

1978 Latour, Pauillac
Bid on this bottle of 1978 Latour, Pauillac (92WS, 90RP). Wine Spectator: "A sleek and racy wine. Ruby-amber color. Aromas of cedar, cigar box,tobacco, mint and mushrooms, with hints of redfruits, follow though to a medium body with fine tannins and a long, silky finish." (08/2000) 

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1978 Latour, Pauillac (qty: 1)

End Date: Sep 4 2015 10:30AM PT

Current Bid: $270.01
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WS 92 RP 90

1995 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac Back In Stock!
1995 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac

93 points James Suckling: "This is surprisingly delicate and fine now with currant and spice character and hints nuts. It is full body with refined texture and a beautiful finish." (1/2014)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A stylish, elegant, more restrained style of Pichon Baron, with less obvious new oak than usual, this deep ruby/purple-colored wine offers a pure black currant-scented nose with subtle aromas of coffee and smoky toasty oak. In the mouth, the wine displays less weight and muscle than the 1996, but it offers suave, elegant, rich fruit presented in a medium to full-bodied, surprisingly lush style. ...Read More » 

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1998 Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac Top Pick!
1998 Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, this wine represents only 34% of Lafite's total harvest. In a less than perfect Medoc vintage, it has been spectacular since birth, putting on more weight and flesh over the last year. This opaque purple-colored 1998 is close to perfection. The spectacular nose of lead pencil, smoky, mineral, and black currant fruit soars majestically from the glass. The wine is elegant yet profoundly rich, revealing the essence of Lafite's character. The tannin is sweet, and the wine is spectacularly layered yet never he ...Read More » 

Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

2009 Duhart-Milon, Pauillac

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot, it displays an inky/blue/purple color as well as a big, sweet nose of creme de cassis, forest floor, licorice, lead pencil, cedar and subtle barrique smells. Viscous and full-bodied, it is the most concentrated and broadest example of this cuvee I have tasted in over three decades. It will be ready to drink in 5-7 years and should last for three decades or more. Consumers looking to maximize value should be checking out Duhart Milon, as this may be the single smartest purchase in this great and historic v ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

1988 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac (Previously $200)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Dark brick-red color, with a garnet edge. Aromas of dark chocolate, meat and currant. Full-bodied, with a solid core of ripe fruit and round tannins. Goes on and on. Very balanced, with a beautiful mouthfeel. Long life ahead. This has always been a serious wine. (Web Only—2009)"91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted at The Ledbury Bordeaux-themed lunch. Consistent notes as previous occasions: as straight down the line classic Pauillac with an unashamed graphite-scented nose, a rather tannic but very well balanced palate with a surfeit of freshness, crisp and “energetic” on the finish, e ...Read More » 

Inventory: Main Warehouse

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WS 94 RP 91

1986 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1986 is finally emerging from the dormant stage that many of the wines from this vintage (especially the Medocs) have been going through. It is a full-bodied, still backward wine that will appeal to classicists and old line traditionalists given its firm structure and austere tannins. Nevertheless, the color is a healthy deep garnet and the wine exhibits wonderful freshness along with notes of underbrush, damp earth, black currants, cedar and new saddle leather. Well-balanced with good depth, medium to full body, and a tannic (although not excessivel ...Read More » 

Inventory: San Francisco

2014 d'Armailhac, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

93-94 points James Suckling: "Very minerally, silky and refined with a full body, firm tannins and currants, stones and citrus. Racy and fine. This has a little more Merlot in the blend but is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon as always. One of the best Armailhacs in a long time." (3/2015) 90-93 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 d'Armailhac is absolutely delicious. Dark red cherry, plum, pomegranate, spice and floral notes are bold and exuberant in the glass. This is an especially extroverted, silky d'Armailhac long on class, finesse and resonance. All the elements are in the right place. Ripe, silky tannins add to an overa ...Read More » 

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2014 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "A fabulous young wine with superb depth of fruit and density that shows blueberries, blackberries, oyster shells and stones. Full-bodied, chewy yet with a laser-guided backbone of tannins. Goes on for minutes. Concentrated yet so fine and beautiful. The tannin content analysis is the same as 2009 and 2010 apparently from the winemakers, but the tannin quality is better. Amazing. This could be a remake of the 2010 but fresher." (3/2015) 94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This wine has the finest, dusty tannins that float through the structure. Don't be deceived, though—this ri ...Read More » 

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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/pur ...Read More » 

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1975 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac Back In Stock!
1975 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac

95 points James Suckling: "I absolutely love the nose of licorice, minerals, black currants, and berries. Full and slightly hard and acidic, but I could smell it all night. It softens and turns velvety and dusty on the finish with lots of fruit. Why wait on this? Served from imperial bottle." (1/2011)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This wine has finally begun to reveal some potential. It has been closed and frightfully tannic for the last decade. The wine exhibits a good dark ruby/garnet color, a sweet nose of cedar, chocolate, cassis, and spices, good ripe fruit and extraction, and a weighty, large-scaled, tanni ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $349.99 Add To Cart
JS 95 RP 90

2014 Reserve de la Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

90-92 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Reserve de La Comtesse is quite soft and lush in this vintage, in part because of the large presence of Merlot. Dark red cherry, plum, new leather, spices and cloves are super-expressive. Dried flowers, smoke, pencil shavings and dark spices reappear on the open-knit, resonant finish. With time in the glass, the Reserve finds more gracious dimensions of expression, with redder tonalities of fruit intermingled with spice that come forward. I imagine the 2014 will drink well pretty much upon release, as it is already quite open. The blend is 59% C ...Read More » 

Inventory: Main Warehouse

2008 Pauillac de Latour, Pauillac

Jancis Robinson: "Deep crimson with a purple tinge. The only blend that might change very slightly - maybe add a little bit more press wine or something. Really rather seductive nose. You could almost drink this now! Very polished and rich and zesty. Pretty clever. Hint of malt that softens it. Then scrunched up on the finish. Clean and neat. Lots of Merlot." (5/2009) K&L Notes: This is Château Latour's third wine, created by the estate in 1973 from the finished wine that is still good, but that doesn't fit the Les Forts de Latour (Latour's second label) profile. It was only produced ... Read More » 

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1996 Pontet-Canet Pauillac

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I was shocked by how backward the 1996 Pontet-Canet was on the three occasions I tasted it in January. This wine possesses superb potential, but it appears a decade's worth of patience will be necessary. The color is a saturated dark purple. With coaxing, the wine offers aromas of black currant jam intertwined with minerals, sweet oak, and spice. A full-bodied wine, it possesses layered, concentrated sweet fruit, with an elevated level of ripe tannin. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2035. (RP)" (4/1999)91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby-red. Blackcurrant, plum, tobacco and black ...Read More » 

Inventory: Main Warehouse

2005 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac Top Pick!
2005 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Mouton Rothschild (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc) has a sensational nose of crème de cassis and incense as well as a touch of lead pencil shavings and forest floor. Dense purple, this is one of the biggest, richest wines I tasted from the Médoc. It is full-bodied, pure, and impressively endowed. Certainly the selection process and the vineyard have come through in admirable form. This wine has a certain accessibility due to the sweetness of the tannin, but it is multidimensional, with a majestic mouthfeel and length. D ...Read More » 

Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $679.99 Add To Cart
RP 97 JS 96 ST 95
WE 95 WS 95
Limit of 12 per customer

2014 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Continuing its progress to greater and greater quality, this estate has produced a concentrated wine with great structure. The old Merlot vines yield a darkly tannic background that lies over the brilliant black-currant fruits." (4/2015) 91-94 points Antonio Galloni: "Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco, new leather and licorice flesh out in the 2014 Clerc Milon. Deep and pliant to the core, the 2014 boasts notable resonance from start to finish. Although not a huge wine, the 2014 is long on finesse and class, with silky tannins that balance some of the more overt eleme ...Read More » 

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1990 Batailley, Pauillac

92 points Wine Spectator: "Beautiful wine. Very dark ruby-red. Wonderful blackberry, mineral and violet aromas. Full-bodied, with round and velvety tannins and a long, beautifully fruity finish." (8/2000) Decanter: "Dense colour with a deep, spicy, cedary nose, Sweet, ripe, and really attractive on the palate; quite fleshy with good structure under the fruit." (12/1996)  

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Price: $99.99 Add To Cart
WS 92

1985 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is a great Pichon-Lalande wallowing in its maturity. Here it retains that enticing tobacco-infused nose with leather and a touch of thyme, the palate beautifully balanced with tarry black fruit, vibrant acidity, mellow and supple with a touch of game coming through. Supple with firm tannins marrying naturally on the finish that has the texture (though not alcohol!) of a tawny port. I suspect this has not intention of ameliorating further and alongside the 1983, these are the Pichon Lalande’s to start depleting in your cellar. Drink now-2018. Tasted ...Read More » 

Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

Price: $199.99 Add To Cart
RP 94 WS 92

1999 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A charming, lush, round, generous Lynch Bages, the 1999 offers plenty of sweet black currant fruit, damp earth, licorice, cedarwood and spicy herb-like characteristics. Medium-bodied, savory and broad in the mouth with no hard edges, this fully mature effort is a somewhat underrated vintage for this estate. Enjoy it over the next decade." (8/2011)90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark ruby-red with a hint of garnet at the rim. Crème de cassis complemented by floral, tobacco and incense notes on the brightly aromatic nose. Very well balanced, clean, and juicy, with good inner-mouth perfu ...Read More » 

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Price: $149.99 Add To Cart
RP 90 ST 90

1986 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 1986 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac (100RP, 99WS, 98ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-black colour. An incredible array of aromas on the nose: blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, espresso, leather, black olive and loam. The palate is absolutely seamless from first impression to finish, effortlessly building layers of complexity in the mouth and leading to a very long, earth and spice finish. I can’t see how this could possibly be improvement so have no alternative but concede perfection. Drink now to 2045+. Tasted March 2009. (LPB)" (05/2009) 

This lot contains the following items:
1986 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac (qty: 3)

End Date: Sep 3 2015 5:00PM PT

2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac
Bid on this bottle of 2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (96RP, 96WS, 95ST, 94WE). Wine Spectator: "*#7 on the Top 100 Wines 2008* Black in color, with aromas of blackberry, black licorice, tar, mineral and fresh flowers. Full-bodied and powerful, with ultrafine tannins that last for minutes on the palate. A polished, thought-provoking wine. Shows wonderful purity of Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2014." (04/2008) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (qty: 1)

End Date: Sep 8 2015 11:00AM PT

2014 Duhart-Milon, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Duhart-Milon, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Here is a ripe and smoky wine, with a firm, tannic structure and a sense of the deep gravel terroir. The high proportion of Merlot in the blend has given richness to the wine, with a big, fat texture on the finish." (4/2015) 92-93 points James Suckling: "This is very solid and muscular with dark berries and blueberries. More merlot than normal but shows a serious structure that underlines the excellence of the cabernet. Small production of cabernet here with 45% merlot in the blend." (3/2015) 90-93 points Wine Spectator: "This has yet to soak up its oak and remains a bit raw, but the juniper and alder ...Read More » 

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2004 Les Forts de Latour, Pauillac (Previously $250)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red. Aromas of blueberry, plum, leather, tobacco and mocha. Sweet, plummy and pliant, with a creamy, fine-grained texture for the vintage. Very plush wine, richer than the 2006 and at least as long. Finishes with big but ripe tannins." (6/2007)91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Latour’s second wine is, as so often, on a level with many classed growths. In 2004, it is also a very faithful reflection of the vintage: fresh, lively and vital, with acidity and vibrant blackberry fruits very much up front. If not big, it is deliciously fresh and will develop well over five years." (6/2007)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "De ...Read More » 

Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

1988 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac

92 points Wine Spectator: "Very pretty aromas of vanilla, tobacco, berry and chocolate. Medium- to full-bodied, with soft tannins and a berry, chocolate finish. (Web Only-2009)" Jancis Robinson: "Very dark crimson with some age at the rim. Much darker than any of the lesser 1988s tasted alongside. Very warm and rich on the nose -- was the château in its California phase then? Tannins are still pretty angular. An awkward blend of sweetness on the nose and extreme dryness on the palate. Perhaps it will eventually blossom when those tannins diminish but at the moment it is out of kilter. Quite a bit of ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse

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WS 92

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: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

1986 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac

97 points Wine Spectator: "Superbly structured, with breathtaking aromas of plums, chocolate and berries that follow through on the palate. Full-bodied, with full tannins and a long, alluring finish." (11/1997)94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Just now emerging from a very clumsy dormant period, Pichon-Lalande’s dense ruby/purple-colored 1986 still has the color of a 4 or 5 year old wine. This is the most tannic and backward Pichon-Lalande after 1975 and before 1996. The wine was completely closed down until just recently. The wine shows notes of cedar, black currants, earth, spice box, and licorice, followed by a ...Read More » 

Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

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WS 97 RP 94

1990 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This magnificent Lynch Bages has been drinking well since the day it was released and it continues to go from strength to strength. The biggest, richest, fullest-bodied Lynch Bages until the 2000, the fully mature 1990 exhibits an unbelievably explosive nose of black currants, cedarwood, herbs and spice. The majestic, classically Bordeaux aromatics are followed by a full-bodied, voluptuously textured, rich, intense wine with superb purity as well as thrilling levels of fruit, glycerin and sweetness. This beauty should continue to provide immense pleasure ...Read More » 

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1985 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

95 points Wine Spectator: "** Wine of the Year in 1988 ** Today it shows loads of fruit, with blackberry, licorice and fresh herb character. Full, round and velvety. Long and delicious. (Web-2007)"90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Fully mature with some amber at the edge, the medium-bodied, elegant 1985 offers notes of bay leaves, roasted herbs, black currants and sweet cherries. This vintage has always had an early appeal and seductiveness. It is unlikely to get any better, so owners should consume it over the next 5-7 years." (8/2011) Jancis Robinson: "We had a case of this once but finished it ages ago, it was so delicious. Three ...Read More » 

Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

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WS 95 RP 90

1982 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac (high shoulder, some corroded capsules) Top Pick!
1982 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac (high shoulder, some corroded capsules)

100 points James Suckling: "What an amazing red. It's so very youthful with toasted oak, light vanilla, and dark berries such as currants and blueberries. Then it turns to mint. This is so fresh and intensely fruity. It lasts for minutes on your palate with each sip. It is so powerful yet elegant. It will improve for hundreds of years. I would still leave it in my cellar for five or ten years. If you need to drink it, decant it three to four hours in advance." (11/2010)100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This wine remains one of the legends of Bordeaux. It has thrown off the backward, youthful style that existed durin ...Read More » 

Inventory: Main Warehouse

1988 Latour, Pauillac

96 points Wine Spectator: "So minty, with loads of subtle ripe fruit and eucalyptus undertones. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a long, long finish. Caresses every inch of the palate. It's the quality of the tannins that's impressive here. What a great and beautiful wine. Should improve for many years to come. (Web-2009)"91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The best showing yet for a wine from this under-rated vintage, the dark garnet-colored 1988 Latour reveals slight amber at the edge. A bouquet of melted tar, plums, black currants, cedar, and underbrush is followed by a sweet entry, with medium to full body ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood

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WS 96 RP 91

1996 Haut-Batailley, Pauillac

89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The wine exhibits a dense purple color, as well as a wonderfully sweet, classic Pauillac nose of black currants and cigar box notes. Powerful for Haut-Batailley (normally a light, elegant, supple Pauillac), the 1996 possesses intense fruit, medium to full body, ripe tannin, and a surprisingly long, layered finish. This appears to be a classic, and may merit an outstanding score. (RP)" (2/1998)90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby-red. Floral, spicy aromas of black cherry, licorice and shoe polish. Thick and dense, with lovely sweetness and inner-mouth flavor. Boasts more volume than ...Read More » 

Inventory: Redwood City

2003 Haut Batailley, Pauillac

90 points Wine Spectator: "Black licorice and blackberry aromas follow through to a medium-to-full body, fine tannins and a silky finish. Best after 2007." (7/2006) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium red-ruby. Roasted berries, musky espresso, tobacco leaf and a whiff of prune on the nose. Lush and supple, with more obvious sweetness than the 2005 but less shape and thrust. In a chunky style. My suspicion is that the 2005 will ultimately turn out to be a more refined and satisfying wine." (5/2006) Wine Enthusiast: "This chateau, owned by one of the old Bordeaux families, the Bories, has only recently begun to gain the stature its ...Read More » 

Inventory: Main Warehouse

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WS 90

1998 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(78% cabernet sauvignon, 14% merlot, 6% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot; 5.4 g/l total acidity; 13.2% alcohol): Dark ruby-red. Ripe blackcurrant aromas and flavors are lifted by pungent graphite, cedar and mineral notes. Balanced, pure and smooth in the mouth, with excellent perfume and precision. Finishes long and pure, with lingering cassis and leather notes. This is another Lynch-Bages that has picked up volume and flesh from bottle aging. It's a very classic Pauillac and a wine that can still improve with additional cellaring." (1/2012)89 points Wine Spectator: "Meat, ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse

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ST 91 WS 89

2000 Haut-Bages-Libéral, Pauillac

92 points Wine Spectator: "Lots of currant and berry aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, with compacted fruit and a silky tannin structure. Best of Haut-Bages-Libéral ever. Best after 2009." (3/2003)90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This fifth growth is punching above its class under the control of Claire Villars-Lurton (whose family also runs Chasse-Spleen and La Gurgue). The wine is foursquare, rich and solid, filled with firm tannins.Blackcurrant fruit flavors, herbs and acidity complet a serious style of wine." (6/2003) Decanter: "Lovely blackcurrant fruit, creamy oak in background, very fine. Tremendous purity of flavours, gr ...Read More » 

Inventory: Main Warehouse

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