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2014 Prieuré-Lichine, Margaux (Pre-Arrival) New!
2014 Prieuré-Lichine, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Powerful tannins and ripe fruit notes set this wine up for a rich future. It has a dark, brooding quality, with smooth wood flavors and a creamy black-cherry aftertaste." (3/2015) 92-93 points James Suckling: "Beautiful concentration and depth to this red with blueberry, blackberry and licorice character. Full and structured with strength and finesse." (4/2015) 89-92 points Wine Spectator: "Focused, with a velvety beam of crushed plum and warm cherry notes flowing through the anise- and plum cake-accented finish. A little reliant on toast in the end, but the balance is there." (4/2015)  


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2009 du Tertre, Margaux Top Pick!
2009 du Tertre, Margaux

93 points James Suckling: "Plenty of sweet tobacco with plum and berry character that follows through to a full body, with super polished tannins. Silky and stylish. Lovely chocolate, toasted oak and coffee too. Gorgeous balance. Best in 2016." (4/2012)93 points Wine Enthusiast: "A wine that continues the impressive rise of du Tertre. It is becoming one of the sure values of Margaux, and this 2009 is both ripe and finely balanced. The acidity boosts the rich fruits, sweet tannins and the warm finish." (2/2012)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A seductive, opulent, textured Margaux with notes of licorice, black fruits, asphalt, pen ink and truf ...Read More » 


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2009 Durfort-Vivens, Margaux Top Pick!
2009 Durfort-Vivens, Margaux

93 points James Suckling: "Loads of sweet tobacco and berry character, with hints of chocolate on the nose. Full body, with meat and earth. Juicy finish. Tannins build on the finish. Try this in 2018." (2/2012) 90-92 points Wine Enthusiast: "90-92 Barrel sample. Ripely juicy, a wine that feels fresh as much as rich. It shows extreme berry juice as well as acidity. But there is also some density." (8/2010)90 points Wine Spectator: "Plump and forward, with a tasty core of dark plum, fig sauce and blackberry preserves rolled together and pushed from behind by apple wood and tobacco notes. A flash of bittersweet cocoa adds length on the finish. ...Read More » 


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2012 Cantenac Brown, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. A solid effort, this is a wine with great fruit and firm structure to support it. Ripe and full in the mouth, it’s a firm and complex wine with a delicious juicy aftertaste." (4/2013) 90-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cantenac Brown, one of the most impressive Margaux I tasted, is the complete package -- from the initial attack to the layered, rich finish. Dense ruby/purple-hued with notes of licorice, mulberries, black currants, asphalt and spring flowers, this medium to full-bodied, concentrated, rich effort does not reveal an excess of rusticity or astringency. I ...Read More » 


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1999 Labégorce, Margaux

90 points James Suckling: "A little chewy, but some outstanding quality and age with leather, fruit, and spices. Full and tannic. Lots going on." (2/2011) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Aromas of berries, chocolate and hints of spices. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a light, fresh, fruity aftertaste. Delicious red. Best after 2003." (3/2002) K&L Notes: K&L's notes - This lovely wine is a bit richer and more tannic than their 1997. Very focused and quite mineral on the palate. Good fruit and it could stand decanting an hour or so. Direct from the property. (Clyde Beffa, K&L Wine Merchants) 


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JS 90

2000 d'Issan, Margaux Top Pick!
2000 d'Issan, Margaux

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Fully mature, the 2000 D’Issan is a quintessentially elegant, yet concentrated, aristocratic Margaux that defines the appellation. The wine has a dark ruby/purple color just beginning to lighten at the edge. Notes of charcoal, acacia flowers, black raspberries, and blue fruits are followed by a medium to full-bodied wine that builds incrementally on the palate. With its outstanding purity, richness, elegance and length, this is a beauty that has reached its window of maturity, where it should stay for another 15 or more years." (6/2010)92 points Wine & Spirits: "(not tasting note g ...Read More » 


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RP 93 W&S 92

2009 Brio de Cantenac Brown, Margaux

91 points James Suckling: "Wonderful perfumes of flowers and ripe strawberries, follow through to a full body, with silky tannins and a delicious succulent finish. Bright acidity too. Second wine of Cantenac-Brown. Best in 2016." (2/2012) K&L Notes: Cantenac Brown created the BriO label in 2001 to express the more modern aspects of the winery. The wine is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc, aged 12 months in 25% new oak barrels. Margaux fans will enjoy this well-balanced blend with bright berry flavors and intense, round tannins. This is the best Brio I have... Read More » 


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2010 La Tour de Mons, Margaux Top Pick!
2010 La Tour de Mons, Margaux

90 points James Suckling: "Raspberry and flowers with hints of citrus rind. Full body, with velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Clean and well-crafted. Drink or hold." (3/2013)89 points Wine Spectator: "This has a plump, lively feel, with a briary push to the plum, currant and black cherry fruit. Flashes of anise and apple wood show on the finish. Accessible now but nicely balanced for modest cellaring. Drink now through 2020." (3/2013) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Attractive floral notes intermixed with some blueberry, raspberry and loamy soil notes are followed by an elegant medium-bodied wine with sweet fruit, attractive texture and up ...Read More » 


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JS 90 WS 89

1996 du Tertre, Margaux Top Pick!
1996 du Tertre, Margaux

88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A sleeper, Du Tertre's 1996 exhibits a black ruby/purple color, a sweet black fruit-scented nose, medium to full body, well-integrated tannin, and fine purity and depth. This wine should age nicely, yet have a degree of accessibility young. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2018." (2/1998) Jancis Robinson: "Owned by the Gasquetons until 1997. Looks quite evolved. Mid ruby with strong rusty notes at the rim. Very light nose. Lots of gentle evolution. Not in the first flush of youth but this has charm. Needs drinking before the fruit fades though." (9/2011) K&L Notes: Neal Martin's notes: "A typ... Read More » 


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RP 88 - 90

2010 Jacques Boyd, Margaux Top Pick!
2010 Jacques Boyd, Margaux

Decanter: "Five stars. Delicious. Plenty of finesse and a pretty, red fruit nose of wild strawberries with a dark fruit edge and cedar notes. Bright, juicy fruit and fresh minerality on a smooth, rich palate with a lovely classy texture." Wine Enthusiast: "Château Boyd-Cantenac’s second wine is fruity, soft and fragrant. Like any proper second wine, it is ready to drink with its attractive tannins, juicy acidity and perfumed character. Drink now and until 2022." K&L Notes: This is the the second wine from Château Boyd-Cantenac, who Robert Parker calls an "under the radar" estate, a classified grow... Read More » 


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2009 Brane-Cantenac, Margaux

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A spectacular effort from this estate rivaling their 2005, but more flashy/flamboyant, this dark ruby/purple wine has a strikingly intense nose of licorice, flowers, plums and dark berries. Medium to full-bodied, very approachable and silky, this suave, very sexy wine can be drunk early on as well as aged for 20+ years. (RP)" (2/2012)94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Warm and rounded, this spicy wine has wood flavors just showing through the ripe fruit. It is already delicious, with rich blackberry flavors right up front, although its aging potential is evident with the ...Read More » 


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RP 95 WE 94 JS 93
WS 92 ST 91
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2009 Dauzac, Margaux

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Has Dauzac ever made a wine this good? Deep ruby/purple, with notes of graphite and black currants followed by some spicy oak and licorice in a creamy, plump succulent texture that almost reminds me of a Right Bank wine, this 2009 is full-throttle, dense and super-concentrated. It is an amazing Dauzac. Drink it over the next 25 years. (RP)" (2/2012)91 points Wine Spectator: "Perfumy and sleek, with nicely stitched anise, violet, juniper, blackberry and cassis notes all gliding through the polished finish. A lingering iron twang adds a little length. Drink now through 2019. 8,300 ca ...Read More » 


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2012 Labégorce, Margaux

89-92 points Wine Spectator: "Vibrant, with a racy, well-stitched core of damson plum, raspberry and blackberry fruit supported by fruitcake and graphite notes. Displays range and energy. Solid." (4/2013) 89-90 points James Suckling: "A wine that shows a pretty depth of fruit with soft and silky tannins. Very well done. Not quite the 2011." (4/2013) 88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A major sleeper of the vintage, the 2012 is a Labegorce that finally reflects the investments and change of staff and ownership that had held so much promise. A dense ruby/purple hue is followed by abundant notes of black currants, blackberries, licorice, a foresty/underb ...Read More » 


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2012 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

92-93 points James Suckling: "This is soft and pretty with currant and berry character and hints of wet earth. Full body, with fine tannins and a fresh and lively finish. Refined and beautiful. Juicy and long. Sweet fruit in the center palate." (4/2013)93 points Wine Spectator: "This is distinctive, with a roasted alder streak running through an enticing core of crushed plum, blackberry and black currant confiture flavors. Long and velvety on the finish, with bay, tobacco and black tea accents checking in. This is suave, with fruit and terroirin spades, particularly for the vintage. Best from 2017 through 2025. ...Read More » 


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2005 Blason d'Issan, Margaux

Jancis Robinson: "Troisième Cru Classé. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. The first known reference to Issan dates back to the 12th Century, when Guyenne was occupied by the English. At the beginning of the last century, the great name of Issan went into decline, until the Cruse family bought it in 1945. Blason d’Issan, the second wine, is made from a blend of grapes from both younger and older vines to make a more approachable Margaux for slightly earlier drinking. Deeply coloured as befits the vintage. Intense pure dark fruit melded with restrained oak spice. Juic ...Read More » 


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

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A strong effort from proprietor Emmanuel Cruse, d’Issan’s 2009 was fashioned from minuscule yields of 18 hectoliters per hectare, and its 13.7% natural alcohol set a record at this estate. Composed of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot, it exhibits a classic Margaux fragrance of acacia flowers/violets, blueberries, cassis, licorice and camphor. Opulent and full-bodied with silky tannins as well as a rich, dense style, it will be interesting to compare the 2009 with the brilliant 2000 and 2005 over the next two to three decades. Anticipated maturity: 2 ...Read More » 


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2005 Boyd-Cantenac, Margaux Back In Stock!
2005 Boyd-Cantenac, Margaux

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This chateau, which is often under the radar (production is only 5,500-6,000 cases), has fashioned a terrific, inky/blue/purple-hued 2005 with a beautiful bouquet of spring flowers, creme de cassis, pain grille, and blueberries. Powerful and concentrated with full-bodied richness, stunning purity, and a tannic, 40+-second finish, this beauty requires patience. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030+." (4/2008)92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Offers loads of toasty oak and very ripe fruit, with hints of coffee and tobacco. Dark, full-bodied, rich and round, with beautifully textured tannins. Ver ...Read More » 


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RP 92 ST 92


2013 Margaux, Margaux (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2013 Margaux, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. For the first time, there is no Merlot in this wine. Cabernet Sauvignon is complemented by small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It’s a lovely, aromatic wine, on the delicate side, with sustained black currant fruits and gentle tannins. The aftertaste is deliciously fruity and fine." (4/2014) 94-95 points James Suckling: "Spectacular for the vintage. This is a wine that I want to buy. The aromas are like rose petals and perfume. Speechless. Palate is full body, yet refined and beautiful with perfectly polished tannins. It’s wonderfully balanced." (4/2014) 91-94 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2 ...Read More » 


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2005 d'Angludet, Margaux

90 points Connoisseurs Guide: "This wine raises the question: Where does its Margaux character leave off and its 35% Merlot content take over? It is far too coy to say "somewhere in the middle", yet the seamless fit of fine pieces so integral to good Margaux wines and the sweet cherry fruit that lies at the heart of this attractive bottling have clearly produced a wine that is both rich and even slightly succulent." (3/2008)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A sleeper of the vintage, this well-known, non-classified growth is a deep ruby/purple-colored effort revealing notions of roasted meats, black truffles, licorice, ...Read More » 


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2012 d'Issan, Margaux

92 points James Suckling: "This is an excellent red now with sweet tobacco, truffles and berries. Full body, vevlety tannins and a savory finish. This shows the Issan character of decadence and richness." (3/2015) Jancis Robinson: "67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot. 50% new oak. Much deeper crimson than Blason. Again, slightly strange (oak?) note on the nose. Deep and concentrated, very Cabernet. Gentle and appetising. Good oak management. Long and good savour. 17/20 points. 2021 - 2034." (4/2013) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A touch of herbaceousness and abundant underbrush characteristics kept my score from going higher. Nevert ...Read More » 


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JS 92

2012 Kirwan, Margaux

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "This solidly tannic wine is powerful and firm. It’s a very complete wine, showcasing fruit and tannin elements to give a complex, structured whole. A wine that is for long-term aging." (4/2013) 89-92 points Wine Spectator: "Lively, with a sleek, polished toast coating the core of boysenberry and blackberry fruit. A bit primal, with grippy tannins and bittersweet ganache on the finish. Shows solid depth. (Web Only-2013)" 89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This muscular, firmly structured, intense, powerful 2012 exhibits an attractive ruby/purple color along with aromas of flowers, black currants, vanillin and a hint of gra ...Read More » 


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1998 Siran, Margaux (1.5L)

According to Robert Parker: "A powerful, structured, dark ruby/purple-colored effort, the muscular, dense, ageworthy 1998 is one of the finest Medoc cru bourgeois (black currants, earth, and oak dominate). Made in a closed, but classic style, it will be at its finest between 2005-2020." (04/01) According to the Wine Spectator: "Plenty of currant, blackberry and vanilla. Medium-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a fresh fruit finish. Siran makes good wine. Best after 2005." (01/01) 


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1982 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux

Wine Spectator: "Rich and thick, with lots of flavor. Dark ruby-garnet in color, with an amber edge. Very ripe berry and chocolate aromas. Full-bodied and very chewy, with a lot of tannin and a long, tobacco, berry aftertaste.--1982 Bordeaux horizontal. Drink now." (11/1998) K&L Notes: Four stars from critic Michael Broadbent in his book, Vintage Wine, he had this to write: "I occasionally 'damn with faint praise' the more specious vintages of Malescot. Not the '82. Fruity from the start, drinking well in 1990 and, most recently, deliciously fragrant; very sweet, soft, chewy fruit, w... Read More » 


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1998 d'Issan, Margaux

Decanter: "Subtle black fruits intermixed with spice and liquorice. Full Bodied, rich on the attack with soft tannin, fine concentration. An elegant and stylish Margaux. (CG)" (6/2002) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Readers need to pay increasing attention to the efforts of the young Emmanuel Cruse, who has racheted up the level of d'Issan's quality.The dark ruby-colored, elegant, finesse-filled 1998 d'Issan reveals a floral, licorice, herb, and blackberry/currant-scented bouquet. Medium-bodied, with sweet tannin, a soft entry on the palate, fine concentration, a pure finish, and moderate tannin . ...Read More » 


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1989 d'Angludet, Margaux (1.5L)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1989 d'Angludet is one of this property's best wines since their excellent 1983. It does not, however, appear to have the stuffing necessary to surpass that wine. It is fat, plump, intensely fruity with a good ruby color, supple texture, high alcohol, and soft tannins." (2/1993) Wine Spectator: "Ready to drink. Medium-ruby color and enticing aromas of blackberries and tobacco. Medium-bodied, with milk chocolate and coffee flavors and soft texture." (5/1999)  


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2000 d'Angludet, Margaux

89 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh herb and berry character, with a medium body, medium tannins and a silky finish. Needs time to come around. Best after 2007." (3/2003) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2000 is an uncompromising, traditional claret, displaying a deep ruby color and a nose of cedar, damp earth, plums, and currants. Medium to full-bodied, solidly tannic, and attractive, it will age well for 10-15 years. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2017." (4/2003) K&L Notes: Neil Martin's Wine Journal 90-92 points: "First tasted in February 2002. A beautiful nose of blackcurrants, lemongrass and cherry. Great definition. Palate i... Read More » 


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WS 89

2012 Alter Ego de Palmer, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

94 points James Suckling: "This is amazing for the second wine with incredible white truffle, stone and currant character. Purity of fruit on the nose. Full-bodied, silky and refined. Fantastic length. Better in 2018 but almost impossible to resist now. Incredible." (2/2015)92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Initially densely tannic, this wine quickly reveals a more velvet character that is enhanced by the blackberry fruits. Over half the production at Palmer in 2012 was of this second wine, which is already finely integrated and developing well. Drink from 2020." (5/2015) 88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The second wine, which has gone from strength ...Read More » 


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2013 Palmer, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a complex, structured, smoothly textured wine. It has more power and density than many wines in the vintage, with blackberry and black currant fruit coming through strongly. The result is a wine that’s balanced and structured. This is for long-term aging." (4/2014) 92-93 points James Suckling: "This is very solid for the vintage with blackberry, dark chocolate and black currants. Full body, with firm and chewy tannins and a juicy finish. Muscular wine for the vintage." (4/2014) 90-93 points Wine Spectator: "This has a good mouthfilling feel, with dark plum and blackberry fruit layered with char ...Read More » 


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1989 d'Angludet, Margaux

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1989 d'Angludet is one of this property's best wines since their excellent 1983. It does not, however, appear to have the stuffing necessary to surpass that wine. It is fat, plump, intensely fruity with a good ruby color, supple texture, high alcohol, and soft tannins." (2/1993) Wine Spectator: "Ready to drink. Medium-ruby color and enticing aromas of blackberries and tobacco. Medium-bodied, with milk chocolate and coffee flavors and soft texture." (5/1999)  


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2000 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This estate, which has continued to impress me in recent years, hit a home run in 2000. Showing slightly better than I rated it previously, this wine is deep bluish/purple with some lightening at the edge, and its floral nose displays notes of melted licorice, crushed rock, blueberries and black raspberries. A wine of extraordinary balance, equilibrium, and purity, with supple tannins, this medium to full-bodied, concentrated effort is already compelling and has hit its window of full maturity, where it should stay for another 15-20 years. (RP)" (6/2010)93 points Wine Spectator: "I ...Read More » 


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2005 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This estate's finest effort - ever, the 2005 Malescot St.-Exupery should be sought out by readers looking for intensity combined with superb richness, fascinating elegance, and a surreal concoction of blue and red fruits, a silky texture, and a delicate yet powerful wine that builds incrementally, never becoming overwrought. This dense purple-colored, medium to full-bodied tour de force in winemaking is already displaying remarkable complexity. It should only get better over the next decade, and will last through 2030. I would not be surprised to see thi ...Read More » 


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2005 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux (OWC)
Bid on this 12-bottle lot of 2005 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux (OWC - 97RP, 97WS, 93ST) in original wood. Wine Spectator: " *Top 100 Wines of 2008* Exhibits blackberry, mineral, currant and dark chocolate. Full and velvety, with lots of fruit and chewy tannins. Long and caressing, with incredibly sweet fruit and tannins on the finish. Goes on for minutes. A thoroughly gorgeous wine. Best after 2015." (03/2008) 

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RP 97 WS 97 ST 93

1981 Margaux, Margaux (high shoulder fill)

95 points Wine Spectator: "The other wine of the vintage. Seriously powerful with fabulous color and mint, cassis and berry aromas and flavors. Has a full body and is tannic; still needs time to come around." (10/1994)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "In weight and texture, the 1981 Margaux is closest in style to the 1979. It is an outstanding wine, even in the company of the monumental wines of 1982, 1983, and 1986, although it does not have the power and weight of these vintages. It is still very dark ruby/purple-colored. The aromatics suggest ripe cassis fruit, spicy vanillin oakiness, and violets. On the palate ...Read More » 


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WS 95 RP 91

1990 d'Angludet, Margaux

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "D'Angludet's 1990 rivals their 1989. More noticeably tannic than the 1989, without that vintage's sweet fruit and opulence, the 1990 is, nevertheless, a fine wine. It exhibits deep color, rich, herbaceous fruit, medium body, and plenty of substance in its finish. (RP)" (2/1993)  


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2004 Margaux, Margaux

96 points Wine & Spirits: "Tasted from barrel in 2005, this wine showed the freshness of the vintage in its bright woodland-berry scent before settling into tannins that felt mineral, powerful and black. Directeur général Paul Pontallier commented at the time, "I consider this to be typical, absolutely, of Château Margaux." Two years on, the wine is definitively Margaux, from the fashionable scent of new oak, to the musculature and vinous strength of the fruit. The sweetness of the fraises des bois and plum seems improbable in the context of a completely dry, concentrated yet ethe ...Read More » 


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1999 Margaux, Margaux

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The sexy, dark plum/purple-colored 1999 Margaux is already revealing complex aromatics. This surprisingly charming and round offering is reminiscent of a vintage such as 1985. Although neither a blockbuster nor a heavyweight, it grows in the mouth revealing tremendous length as well as purity. Administrator Paul Pontallier prefers it to the more austere 1998, as do I. This is an archetypical Chateau Margaux of richness, finesse, balance, and symmetry. It can be drunk young, but promises to age nicely for two decades. Extrapolating backwards, it would pro ...Read More » 


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1999 Margaux, Margaux
Bid on this bottle of 1999 Margaux, Margaux (94RP, 93ST, 93WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The sexy, dark plum/purple-colored 1999 Margaux is already revealing complex aromatics. This surprisingly charming and round offering is reminiscent of a vintage such as 1985. Although neither a blockbuster nor a heavyweight, it grows in the mouth revealing tremendous length as well as purity. Administrator Paul Pontallier prefers it to the more austere 1998, as do I. This is an archetypical Chateau Margaux of richness, finesse, balance, and symmetry. It can be drunk young, but promises to age nicely for two decades. Extrapolating backwards, it would probably have something in common with the underrated 1962 Medocs. (RP)" (04/2002) 

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RP 94 ST 93 WS 93

2000 Kirwan, Margaux

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "The renaissance of Kirwan, with the consultancy of Michel Rolland, continues with this ripe, forward, concentrated wine. The tannins are sweet and soft, with a solid, chunky structure that promises a long life. The finish displays balanced new wood flavors and a smooth polish." (6/2003) 89-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full ruby color. Vibrant, deep aromas of cassis, blackberry, minerals, licorice and smoky oak. Large-scaled and impressively rich in the mouth; chewy and very concentrated. A rather powerfully structured, nicely delineated wine that should be long-lived. Another Margaux cha ...Read More » 


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1999 Palmer, Margaux

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1999 is the greatest Palmer made since 1961, 1966, 1970, 1983, and 1989. It is one of the superstars of the vintage. The wine is a blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, and 6% Petit Verdot. It boasts a staggering bouquet of violets and other spring flowers intermixed with licorice, black currants, and subtle wood. Only 50% of the production made it into the grand vin. This is a multidimensional, compelling effort with both power and elegance, it offers sweet tannin along with flavors that caress the palate, and a 45-second finish. This is terr ...Read More » 


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1996 d'Angludet, Margaux

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A sleeper of the vintage, d'Angludet's 1996 reveals an opaque purple color, as well as a powerful, rich, black currant-scented nose with cedar, weedy tobacco, licorice, and earth in the background. Dense, backward, and atypically powerful and unevolved for a wine from this well-run chateau, this boldly made, tannic, yet impressively endowed wine will have a long lifeline. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2015." (4/1999) Wine Spectator: "Not a big wine, but a delicious drinkable style that shows good finesse. Aromas of berries and spices follow through to the palate. Medium-bodie ...Read More » 


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2000 Rauzan-Segla, Margaux

95 points Wine Spectator: "Tight and muscular, with a solid core of fruit and racy tannins. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins, yet silky and refined. This is very, very toned and serious. A wine for long-term aging. Best after 2010." (1/2003)94 points Wine Enthusiast: "At first taste, this wine seems more new world than Bordeaux. But then the subtle, perfumed aromas and structured fruit show through, along with the clean acidity and black tannic fruits. Give this wine at least 12 years before opening." (6/2003)93 points James Suckling: "This is just starting to open up on the nose with tobacco, plums and currants throughout. Full-bodied, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2005 Kirwan, Margaux

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Dense and dark, this is an extracted wine with polished fruit. What stops it going over the edge is the delicious sweet fruits, the dense structure and the elegance that gives it shape and aging potential." (6/2008)93 points Wine Spectator: "Has loads of coffee, blackberry and cigar box aromas, turning to crushed blackberry. Full-bodied, with big, chewy tannins and an aftertaste of vanilla, blackberry and espresso. Mouthpuckering. Very concentrated and structured for this wine. Best after 2015." (3/2008)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I remember tasting a number of Kirwans from the 19th century that had held up su ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2001 Labegorce, Margaux (1.5L)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A straightforward, dark plum/garnet-colored effort, the 2001 Labegorce reveals smoky, earthy elements intertwined with cherries, plums, and cedar. Medium-bodied and elegant..." (6/2004) Wine Enthusiast: "Huge investment is paying off at Labegorce. And it has not resulted in a wine that is simply modern in style. For here the new wood is well integrated, the fruit is structured, and never too extracted, and the ripeness also has layers of Bordeaux dryness." (6/2005) Wine Spectator: "Soft and simple, with plum, coffee and light tobacco character. Medium body. Silky finish." (3/2004)  


Inventory: San Francisco

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2000 d'Issan, Margaux (1.5L)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Fully mature, the 2000 D’Issan is a quintessentially elegant, yet concentrated, aristocratic Margaux that defines the appellation. The wine has a dark ruby/purple color just beginning to lighten at the edge. Notes of charcoal, acacia flowers, black raspberries, and blue fruits are followed by a medium to full-bodied wine that builds incrementally on the palate. With its outstanding purity, richness, elegance and length, this is a beauty that has reached its window of maturity, where it should stay for another 15 or more years." (6/2010) Wine Spectator: "Pretty aromas and f ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

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RP 93

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1998 Margaux, Margaux

96 points Wine & Spirits: "(no note given)" (4/2002)92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium ruby. Cool, floral aromas of red berries, violet, cocoa powder, graphite and spicy oak, along with a whiff of smoked meat. Juicy, sharply delineated and austere; a classic, adamantly dry claret with superb intensity and grip. This is beginning to close up, unlike the '99. But really expands on the very long, perfumed finish. Tannins are dusty but even." (6/2001)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1998 Margaux's color is a dense ruby/purple. The wine is tannic and austere, but elegant, with notes of asphalt, blackberries, acacia flowers, and sweet, toasty o ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 Tour de Mons, Margaux Back In Stock!
2009 Tour de Mons, Margaux

91 points Wine Spectator: "This assertive red delivers bold flavors, with crisp texture, offering bright black cherry and pomegranate notes over firm tannins. Orange zest acidity carries this through the juicy finish. Drink now through 2020." (3/2012) K&L Notes: *V (from barrel) Tons of fruit. A good length. Some chocolate and black fruit. Value. (From the bottle) This is one of the better values in red wine in today's market. Quite rich with that forward 2009 Bordeaux fruitiness. Round tannins-great balance and more black fruit flavors. Long and lingering finish. -Clyde Beffa 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WS 91

1994 Margaux, Margaux

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This largely forgotten vintage seems to have turned the corner in the last year or two. Because of strict selections made at the top chateaux, the wines always had density, but the level of tannin was frequently too high, and the type of tannin was more green and astringent. Chateau Margaux's 1994 has always been one of the candidates for the 'wine of the vintage.' The wine still has a dense plum/purple color and a big, sweet nose of black fruits intermixed with licorice, camphor, vanilla, and a hint of flowers. The wine is dense and powerful, but the ta ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

Price: $419.99 Add To Cart
RP 91 WS 90

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