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2010 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac Top Pick!
2010 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

98 points James Suckling: "A wine with great beauty and finesse. Such elegance and ethereal quality for this estate. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a juicy delicious finish. Long and beautiful. This is the best Lynch in a long, long time. I love the precision here. Try in 2018." (11/2013) 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Lynch Bages is an absolutely brilliant wine, and somewhat reminiscent at this stage in its development of the profound 1989. Jean-Charles Cazes, who took over for his father a number of years ago, has produced a magnificent wine with the classic creme de cassis note intermixed with ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2015 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Vinous: "A dazzling, towering wine, the 2015 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande has put on considerable weight in just the last few months. Today, the 2015 is vivid and intense, with a huge backbone of tannin and marvelous complexity. In 2015, the Cabernet Sauvignon is pushed higher as the Merlot was less consistent in its ripening. Graphite, charcoal, tobacco, crème de cassis and new leather are some of the signatures in what is shaping up to be a super-classic Pichon-Lalande. Simply put, the 2015 is one of the wines of the vintage. Tasted four times. (AG) ...Read More » 


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2015 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "This is very fine and silky with a beautiful vivid blackberry and blueberry character. Super polished tannins. Refined and very, very long. Fabulous harmony to this young wine. Very classic Bordeaux. Superb depth and length. Real Bordeaux." (4/2016) 95-98 points Vinous: "One of the wines of the vintage, the 2015 Pontet-Canet oozes class, finesse and pure pedigree. A hypothetical combination of the 2010 (for its dark fruit and tannic structure) and the 2009 (for its voluptuous fruit), the 2015 offers remarkable intensity, power and grace. A host of exotic floral and spice notes ...Read More » 


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2012 Bellegrave, Pauillac

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Bellegrave has an intriguing, rather saline/brine scented bouquet with expressive Cabernet Franc. It takes a little time to find its delineation and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, grippy tannins. The Cabernet Franc component forms its conspicuous back bone - a Pomerol that is classic and “cool” in style. Nicely focused and delineated on the finish with well-integrated oak, don’t be surprised to find this blooming in several years. (NM)" (3/2013) James Suckling: "Some raspberry and currant character with citrus undertones. Medium to full body, firm tannin ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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RP 91

2015 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "Very classic styled Lynch with pretty ripe fruit and tannin balanced. Full body, firm and chewy tannins yet polished and refined. Alcohol and fruit balance are lower than other top years and give this wine freshness and energy." (4/2016) 94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This wine is sumptuous, ripe and generously fruity. It has a black core of dry plum skin and spice. The richness is topped by acidity, forming a contrast with the tannic core." (4/2016) 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "They 2015 Lynch Bages is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot that was picked ...Read More » 


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

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Performing even better from bottle than it did from barrel, this appears to be the finest Lynch Bages since the 2000, 1990 and 1989. According to the chateau, the 2009 has the highest level of polyphenols ever measured as well as high alcohol (nearly 13.5%). A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest largely Merlot with touches of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it is an expressive, voluptuously textured effort with unctuosity and powerful, juicy, succulent blackberry and black currant flavors, low acids, a layered, massive mouthfeel, but no sense o ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


2015 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Pichon Baron is a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon and 23% Merlot picked between 18 September until 9 October. Apparently Christian Seely made use of four additional 80-hectolitre wooden vats that augmented his stainless steel vessels. It has a very pure bouquet with lifted blackcurrant, blueberry and graphite aromas, beautifully delineated, the oak seamlessly embroidered with the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin. This is disarmingly and utterly harmonious with a startling mineral core. Possibly the most sensual Pichon Bar ...Read More » 


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2015 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

97-99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Mouton-Rothschild is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc matured entirely in new oak, as usual. This represents a relatively high percentage of Merlot simply because, as winemaker Philippe Dhalluin told me, that quality was so good. I afforded my sample four to five minutes to open as it was a little reduced at first, but eventually it reveals a gorgeous, extraordinarily intense bouquet of blackberry, cassis, incense and cold slate aromas. In some ways it reminds me of Latour as much as Mouton Rothschild. The pala ...Read More » 


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Price: $539.99 Add To Cart
RP 97 - 99 JS 96 - 97 VN 95 - 97
WE 95 - 97
Limit of 12 per customer

2000 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2000 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (95DC, 94RP, 93ST, 93WS, 90WE). 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) 

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2000 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (qty: 6)


End Date: Sep 1 2016 7:30PM PT


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


2015 Duhart-Milon, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Duhart-Milon, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. There are plenty of firm tannins here, although this wine succeeds because of the intense acidity and classic black currant flavors. It is already a delicious wine with its fine acidity and lively aftertaste. (RV)" (4/2016) 91-92 points James Suckling: "A firm and silky red with blackberry and chocolate character. Hints of walnut. Full and chewy. Fresh finish." (4/2015) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Duhart Milon is a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot picked between September 23 and October 6, the September 17-23 respectively. It will eventually see 40% new oak during its élevage. ...Read More » 


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Price: $66.99 Add To Cart
WE 93 - 95 JS 91 - 92 RP 90 - 92
VN 90 - 92
Limit of 24 per customer

2000 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac Top Pick!
2000 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2000 Grand Puy Lacoste is even better than such recent vintages as 2005 and 2009. A broad, classic, large-scaled effort, it boasts a deep blue/purple color as well as tell-tale notes of creme de cassis, subtle smoke, flowers, and unsmoked tobacco. Powerful, full-bodied flavors have shed a lot of tannin, but they remain relatively youthful. This is a young adolescent, broadly flavored Pauillac with an enticing texture as well as abundant richness and fruit. It can be enjoyed now, but promises to hit its peak in five years, and last for two decades. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2015 Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "Here is a Lafite with lots of muscle and tone. Very tannic and velvety textured. Full body, fresh acidity and a bright finish. Shows a tenderness at the end. Gorgeous." (4/2016) 94-97 points Vinous: "A dramatic, ample Lafite, the 2015 is also arrestingly beautiful and vivid. Expressive floral notes give the dark red and black flavors gorgeous aromatic lift. Today, the new oak is a bit pronounced, but otherwise, this is an exceptional wine. Rose petal, lavender, mint and purplish stone fruits add the last shades of detail. (AG)" (4/2016) 95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Almost entirely Cabernet Sau ...Read More » 


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JS 97 - 98 VN 94 - 97 WE 95 - 97
RP 94 - 96
Limit of 24 per customer

2012 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. With so much spicy fruit, intensely ripe blackberry flavors and solid tannins, all the elements of excellence are here, and powered by a firm structure. This wine has weight and a fine Cabernet concentration. (RV)" (4/2013) 93 points James Suckling: "This is very muscular with blackcurrant, blueberry and mineral character. Full and tight now but this shows a serious backbone of tannins and length. Try in 2018." (2/2015) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Well-built, with a charcoal frame that melds nicely with steeped currant, blackberry paste and dark plum fruit flavors. The long finish is riveted to a ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


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. (RV)" (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 sh ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2000 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2000 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (97RP, 96WS, 95JS, 95WE, 94ST, 92W&S). 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)" (08/2011) 

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2000 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (qty: 3)


End Date: Sep 1 2016 6:00PM PT


2000 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac Top Pick!
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 Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2015 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

94-95 points James Suckling: "This is super fine textured with ultra-polished tannins. Full body, blackberry, blueberry and dark chocolate. Long and refined." (4/2016) 93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a velvety wine with its beautiful tannins and generous fruit. Its acidity shows through in its bright character that is both approachable and structured. (RV)" (4/2016) 93 points Decanter: "Fuller than its stablemate d’Armailhac, showing more black fruits and a broader palate, but the same silky richness is there – a hallmark of big brother Mouton. Has great depth for the future. (SS)" (4/2016) 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Clerc Milon is a blend of 51% Cabe ...Read More » 


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2010 Echo de Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

92 points James Suckling: "A juicy wine with strawberry and blueberry character. It's full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a fresh finish. Lots of ripe fruit. Excellent second wine of Lynch-Bages." (2/2013) 91 points Wine Spectator: "This displays a solid core of cassis, raspberry and blackberry coulis notes, framed by a rather polished structure and lined with lightly toasted apple wood and anise notes. Offers good definition, with a violet note chiming in on the finish. A sleek, elegant Pauillac that relies more on purity than muscle. Best from 2014 through 2023." (3/2013) K&L Notes: 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot,... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 92 WS 91

2012 Les Griffons de Pichon-Baron, Pauillac

92 points Vinous: "The 2012 Les Griffons de Pichon Baron is dark, voluptuous and immediate. A burst of sweet red plums, smoke, graphite, licorice and tobacco hits the palate. The tannins are sweet but also energetic. Extroverted in style, the 2012 also has enough depth and overall density to drink well for another decade or so. Rose petal, iron and white pepper add the final shades of nuance. Here in its first vintage, Les Griffons is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot. (AG)" (1/2016) 91 points Wine Enthusiast: "The equivalent of an alternative second wine from Château Pichon Baron (with Les Tourell ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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VN 92 WE 91

2010 Fleur de Pedesclaux, Pauillac

This is the second wine of Château Pedescalux, a Pauillac property that offers a lot of bang for your buck. The Fleur de Pedesclaux is softer and more approachable, but in the same modern style, with plenty of fruit but softer tannins. A blend of 50% Cab, 45% Merlot, and 5% Cab Franc. This property is on a roll. (Clyde Beffa, K&L) 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2013 Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2013 Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

95 points James Suckling: "The aromas of Lafite in 2013 are complex and fascinating with cigar box, Spanish cedar, and dark fruit. Hints of hot stone. Full body, chewy tannins yet very polished and refined. Solid density on the palate. Very long and impressive. This needs three to five years to open. Very impressive for the vintage." (2/2016) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Almost entirely Cabernet Sauvignon (98%), this structured and dense wine is packed with concentrated dark fruits that are firm, showing intense acidity and freshness under the dark tannins. It's classic Bordeaux, with fruit a ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2015 Les Tourelles de Longueville, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This Merlot-dominant wine comes from a vineyard not too far from the river. It has acidity, freshness and a soft rounded texture. The black fruit is generous, soft and opulent. There are just enough tannins to give it a great shape. (RV)" (1/2016) 91-92 points James Suckling: "A fresh and very clean red with blueberry, blackberry and dark chocolate undertones. Medium to full body, fine tannins that give a soft texture and roundness. Mostly merlot gives this a friendly style. Second wine Pichon Baron." (4/2016) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Les Tourelles de Longueville is a blend of 55% Merlot, ...Read More » 


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2015 Reserve de la Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

90-93 points Vinous: "The 2015 Réserve de la Comtesse is a powerful, tannic second wine that looks like it will need a few years in bottle to come together, as its structural spine is imposing at this stage. Dark, brooding and intense, the 2015 possesses magnificent depth and pedigree to burn. A host of black cherry, graphite, smoke, licorice and incense hit the building, intense finish. The 2015 is a gorgeous Comtesse, but the brooding style is going to take some time to come into its own. This is a serious second wine. Tasted four times. (AG)" (4/2016) 87-90 points Wine Spectator: "Lively, with kirsch and ...Read More » 


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2012 Haut-Batailley, Pauillac

92 points James Suckling: "A 2012 with currant, wet earth and walnut aromas and flavors. Full body, firm tannins and a savory finish. Give it three to four years to open. Well done. Better in 2018." (2/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Long owned by Xavier Borie, this Pauillac estate sits next to Batailley and is just south of Borie’s other famous château, Grand-Puy-Lacoste. The 2012, dramatically better from bottle than barrel, is bigger boned, richer and more flamboyant than this wine normally tends to be. The color is a healthy purple, and the wine offers plenty of cassis and licorice as well as a touch of ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 92 RP 92

2003 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac Top Pick!
2003 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac

94 points James Suckling: "A beautiful intensity to this wine, flowers, plums, and freshness on the nose. Full and rich, with round ripe tannins and a medium finish. Flavors of fresh herbs, flowers, and tobacco on the palate. A lovely wine right now, but give this some more time. Pull the cork in 2014." (4/2011) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine is dominated by new wood, which goes right through the big, dark fruit flavors and tannins. Very ripe cassis flavors are under this wood, waiting likely for many years before the wood flavors subside. This is very much in the modern, polished style of Mouton today, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2006 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac Top Pick!
2006 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 is a wine to stockpile, especially for those in their thirties and forties as it needs another decade to reach maturity, after which it should keep for 30+ years. This vineyard, just south of Mouton Rothschild, has produced an opaque bluish/purple-colored 2006 with an extraordinarily pure nose of graphite, charcoal, sweet creme de cassis, and a hint of scorched earth. Incredible concentration, stunning richness, and a 60-second finish result in a wine that transcends the vintage as well as this estate’s 1855 classification. This enormously endow ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

96 points James Suckling: "A meaty and decadent Lynch with very ripe currant aromas on the nose. Full body, velvety-textured tannins and a powerful finish. It shows so much structure and fruit yet remains polished and focused. Lovely now to drink but better in 2017." (10/2015) 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 Ll ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


1990 Latour, Pauillac Top Pick!
1990 Latour, Pauillac

100 points Wine Spectator: "This is one of my favorite wines ever. Full-bodied, with layers of silky fruit and masses of currant, mineral and berry character. Amazing. It's a wine with perfect structure, perfect strength. It's 1961 Latour in modern clothes. It's hard not to drink it now." (2/2005) 98 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium-deep red. Great vibrant nose of redcurrant, licorice, minerals and tobacco, along with a minty austerity. Thick and large-scaled, like an essence of Pauillac. Really explodes in the middle palate. Incredible unfolding peacock tail of a finish. A monumental, powerfully structured wine ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


1990 Latour, Pauillac
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1990 Latour, Pauillac (100WS, 98ST, 95RP). Wine Spectator: "This is one of my favorite wines ever. Full-bodied, with layers of silky fruit and masses of currant, mineral and berry character. Amazing. It's a wine with perfect structure, perfect strength. It's 1961 Latour in modern clothes. It's hard not to drink it now." (02/2005) 

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1990 Latour, Pauillac (qty: 2)


End Date: Aug 30 2016 5:30PM PT

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WS 100 ST 98 RP 95

2013 Pedesclaux, Pauillac

92 points James Suckling: "Aromas of blueberry, black currant and stone. Full body, very structured and chewy. Lots of cabernet sauvignon undertones. Very salty. Needs time to soften. Give it two or three years to soften." (2/2016) 88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The classic Pauillac notes of cedar wood, Christmas fruitcake and creme de cassis make an appearance in this wine. With vineyards well-situated on the so-called Milon Plateau adjacent to vineyards owned by Mouton Rothschild and Lafite Rothschild, its neighborhood is luxury-class and the wine is beginning to reflect that. It is medium to full-bodied, shows ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


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: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


1996 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac

97 points Vinous: "What a treat it is to taste these two Pichon Lalandes straight from the chateau’s cellar. The 1996 Pichon Lalande is stratospheric from the very first taste. The deep, layered bouquet alone is deeply transfixing. Smoke, mocha, dark spices, lavender, crème de cassis, a host of dark-fleshed fruits and a touch of warm, resonant sweetness from the French oak draw me in. All of those sensations follow through to the palate, where the wine is massive, intense and totally enveloping. Time has softened the tannins to the point the 1996 is ready to drink, but the ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2003 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2003 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac (96JS, 95WS, 94RP, 93ST). James Suckling: "Sweet tobacco and plum with hints of leather and cassis on the nose. Full bodied, with big velvety tannins and lots of fruit. Very rich and powerful, even chewy. Give this some time to mellow out. Pull the cork after 2016. " (03/2011) 

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2003 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac (qty: 4)


End Date: Sep 1 2016 7:00PM PT


2010 d'Armailhac, Pauillac

93 points James Suckling: "Polished and very fine with pretty fruit and berry structure. Full and silky with a delicious finish. It's so good now to drink but has depth and structure. Drink or hold." (2/2013) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another sensational effort from Philippe Dhaluin, the administrator of Mouton Rothschild, this blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot shows complex floral notes intermixed with forest floor, camphor, black currants and mulberries that all jump from the glass of this aromatic style of d’Armailhac. This wine possesses very good a ...Read More » 


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2010 Reserve de la Comtesse Lalande, Pauillac

91 points James Suckling: "Very polished tannins that caress the palate. Full body. It's fruity, pretty and refined. The mineral and berry character comes through in a subtle way. Second wine of Pichon Lalande. Better in 2016." (3/2013) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Vibrant and silky, this slides down almost too easily, with delicious red and black currant fruit laced with hints of anise, violet and black tea. A flicker of singed balsa wood keeps the finish going along." (3/2013) Jancis Robinson: "Very dark crimson with a bright rim. Exciting and intriguing with a balsam note on the nose. Round and charming already – and such gloss ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 91 WS 90

2012 Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac Top Pick!
2012 Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "* Cellar Selection * Showing the serious side of Lafite, this is big and dark, powered by tannins as much as fruit. The wood aging is still showing, although that will integrate into the great structure that holds up the ripe black currant fruits. Totally dominated by some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, this wine has strength while also having great freshness. Drink from 2024." (5/2015) 95 points James Suckling: "Superb structure for the vintage with blackcurrants, cedar, mushroom and sweet tobacco character. Full-bodied yet reserved and tight with an impressive densi ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2015 Duhart-Milon, Pauillac (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. There are plenty of firm tannins here, although this wine succeeds because of the intense acidity and classic black currant flavors. It is already a delicious wine with its fine acidity and lively aftertaste. (RV)" (4/2016) 91-92 points James Suckling: "A firm and silky red with blackberry and chocolate character. Hints of walnut. Full and chewy. Fresh finish." (4/2015) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Duhart Milon is a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot picked between September 23 and October 6, the September 17-23 respectively. It will eventually see 40% new oak during its élevage. ...Read More » 


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Price: $134.99 Add To Cart
WE 93 - 95 JS 91 - 92 RP 90 - 92
VN 90 - 92
Limit of 24 per customer

2005 d'Armailhac, Pauillac

92 points Wine & Spirits: "Located in the north of Pauillac, between Mouton and Pontet-Canet, this 123-acre estate is also part of G.F.A. Baronne Philippine de Rothschild. The aroma balances meaty fruit and mineral scents, and while the pungent red fruit is always there, the tannins seem to increase their intensity with air. They cover the pure black cherry flavor like a powerful skin, deep and plush with an iron-knuckle punch. The tannins don't go away, but their inner velvet eventually wins out. This has improved significantly since the en primeur tastings and will continue to e ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2015 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, matured in 75% new oak and was picked between September 18 until October 4 (although the "real" picking commenced from September 21). Now, Grand-Puy-Lacoste is often quite "aloof" at this early juncture, but that is not the case with the 2015. This is more approachable aromatically, beautifully defined, thanks to that expressive Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with svelte tannin and finely tuned acidity (pH 3.68). Beguilingly harmonious in the mou ...Read More » 


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1996 Haut-Bages Libéral, Pauillac

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This very good 1996 reveals an element of jammy black currant fruit intermixed with dried roasted herbs, sweet earthy smells, and new oak. It offers excellent definition, moderate tannin, medium to full body, and a long finish. As the wine sits in the glass, elements of the Cabernet Sauvignon’s sur-maturite become noticeable. It is a potential sleeper of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2017. Last tasted, 3/02. (RP)" (12/2002) Wine Spectator: "A rather discreet style, with understated currant and berry aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, with firm tannins and a sil ...Read More » 


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2012 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac Top Pick!
2012 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac

93 points James Suckling: "This shows incredible decadence and opulence for the vintage with dried meat, black berry, blueberries and hints of mushroom. Full body, very polished silky tannins and a chewy finish. Lots of richness for the vintage. Persistent palate. This was aged 35% in cement eggs for 12 months. Better in 2018." (2/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This impeccably run, biodynamically farmed estate of Alfred Tesseron goes from strength to strength. The 2012 triumphs once again with its notes of dark plum, blackcurrant, licorice and almost a hint of truffle, its full-bodied, supple tannins, and b ...Read More » 


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1984 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac

Wine Spectator: "Impressive quality for such a dreadful vintage. Shows attractive dried plum and dark chocolate aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, with full tannins that are slightly dry, but has a good concentration of fruit." (11/1997)  


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2003 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac

93 points James Suckling: "Slightly cooked fruit on the nose, with a toasted oak and meaty character. Full bodied, with round and chewy tannins and loads of fruit. Big and burly, I like it." (3/2011) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Loads of licorice and currants follow through to a full-bodied palate, with lots of refined tannins and a long, long finish. This is very structured and layered. Beauty. Better than the 2000." (3/2006) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The dense ruby/purple-colored 2003 is surprisingly fresh and crisp, displaying no signs of the vintage’s extreme heat. This full-bodied, powerful, rich, backward, dense, tannic effort revea ...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. (RV)" (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 fi ...Read More » 


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2015 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "This is very fine and silky with a beautiful vivid blackberry and blueberry character. Super polished tannins. Refined and very, very long. Fabulous harmony to this young wine. Very classic Bordeaux. Superb depth and length. Real Bordeaux." (4/2016) 95-98 points Vinous: "One of the wines of the vintage, the 2015 Pontet-Canet oozes class, finesse and pure pedigree. A hypothetical combination of the 2010 (for its dark fruit and tannic structure) and the 2009 (for its voluptuous fruit), the 2015 offers remarkable intensity, power and grace. A host of exotic floral and spice notes ...Read More » 


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2015 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a velvety wine with its beautiful tannins and generous fruit. Its acidity shows through in its bright character that is both approachable and structured. (RV)" (4/2016) 93 points Decanter: "Fuller than its stablemate d’Armailhac, showing more black fruits and a broader palate, but the same silky richness is there – a hallmark of big brother Mouton. Has great depth for the future. (SS)" (4/2016) 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Clerc Milon is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, and 1% each of Petit Verdot and Carmenère, raised in 55% new oak. It has a highly perfu ...Read More » 


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1998 Reserve de la Comtesse Lalande, Pauillac

The second wine of Pichon Lalande is a fantastic bargain. What a delightful surprise. Super Merlot dominated nose (black fruits). Also lots of cedar oak aromas that follow to the palate. Power and elegance combined. 


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2006 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This classic, powerful, firm Lynch Bages may be as concentrated (if not more so) than the 2005. It possesses a dense purple-tinged color, tell-tale cassis notes interwoven with hints of roast beef, savory herbs, spice box and subtle oak, good acidity and ripe tannin. (RP)" (8/2011) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Year after year, Lynch-Bages is able to produce sumptuous wines, typically rich, powerful and structured. This is solid, the blackberry ripe fruit enveloping this structure with a velvet sheen. This is developing into one of the successes of the vintage. (RV)" (3/2009) 92 points James Suckling: "Very focuse ...Read More » 


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1989 Pibran, Pauillac

92 points Wine Spectator: "This is hard to believe, but it's real. Big, young wine. Dark inky color. Intense aromas of blackberry, smoke and meat. Full-bodied and powerful, with loads of velvety tannins and a wonderful intensity of blackberry flavor." (5/1999) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This excellent Pauillac cru bourgeois has turned in a strong effort in 1989. It is deep ruby/purple, with a fine nose of smoky new oak followed by copious quantities of cassis fruit. The low acid finish is fat and mouthfilling." (2/1993)  


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