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2014 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival) New!
2014 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This wine has spice and fresh fruit aromas, which translate on the palate into intense blackberry and wood tastes. It is firmly structured, with a dry core and medium-plus concentration. It promises a long life ahead." (3/2015) 92-95 points Wine Spectator: "Mouthfilling from the start, with lovely plum sauce, steeped fig and blackberry coulis flavors, lined with warm ganache notes and carried by ample but polished tannins. Features a tarry edge at the end, but maintains a rather polished feel overall. A love" (4/2015) 91-94 points Antonio Galloni: "A fabulous wine from this venerable estate, the 2014 Lé ...Read More » 


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2014 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Powerful tannins are the hallmark of this concentrated wine. With a big structure, it is pushing the envelope, yet the Saint-Julien elegance manifests itself in the balanced fruit and deliciously fresh acidity." (4/2015) 91-94 points Wine Spectator: "Sappy kirsch and blackberry coulis notes form the core, with ample tar, ganache and bramble flavors filling in the finish. Displays lots of chewy grip but has the flesh to match. Rock-solid." (4/2015) 92-93 points James Suckling: "A beautiful young wine with raspberries and plums. Full, round and juicy. So much berry character. Round tannins and bright aci ...Read More » 


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2014 Gloria, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival) New!
2014 Gloria, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This wine promises a great future ahead. It has all the elements in balance—rich tannins, intense black fruits and fragrant acidity—to suggest successful long-term aging." (4/2015) 91-94 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Gloria is ample, rich and beautifully resonant, with more than enough fruit to fill out its broad-shouldered frame. Red currant, blood orange, smoke, white pepper and iron build to the deeply satisfying finish. The combination of extroverted fruit, tannin and saline-inflected minerality dazzles from the very first taste. What a gorgeous wine this is. ...Read More » 


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2009 Lalande Borie, St-Julien

91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Rich and smooth, with tannins that are ripe, some spice and also intense acidity. The blackcurrant character is dominant." (8/2010)91 points James Suckling: "Round and silky, with a lovely richness of chocolate, currant and plum character. Full and flavorful. Delicious now, but much better in 2015." (2/2012) 87-90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Enticing, vibrant, surprisingly forthcoming aromas of cranberry and red cherry syrup. Shows more red fruits on the palate, with strawberry-rhubarb and cranberry cocktail flavors nicely complicated by a hint of citrus. Made in a very open-knit and soft style, but fini ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2010 Gloria, St-Julien

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Gloria is an ass-kicking, fabulous value once again from this estate, which would probably be classified if the 1855 hierarchy of the wines of the Medoc were ever done again. Abundant notes of cedar wood, fruitcake, flowers, creme de cassis and kirsch are all present in this full-bodied, opulent, dense, dark ruby/purple wine. It is slightly more restrained than the flamboyant 2009, but equal in quality. This is a juicy, well-proportioned, sensationally concentrated, super-ripe Gloria to drink over the next decades. Of course, it is a sleeper of ...Read More » 


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2014 Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

93-94 points James Suckling: "This is tight and compacted with beautiful fruit on the center palate. Full body, velvety tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Very intense." (3/2015) 91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a powerful, dry wine showing solid tannins, powered by a background of perfumed black currant flavors. A beautiful balance of fruit and structure will develop down the line." (4/2015) 89-92 points Wine Spectator: "The cassis and black cherry fruit glides along here, with hints of warm fruitcake and licorice. Tarry accents emerge at the very end, giving this some depth and grip. This may fill out a bit more. ...Read More » 


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2011 Beychevelle, St-Julien

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "This impressive wine follows a straight line of structure, acidity, firm tannins and dark black fruits. The combination is a wine with depth, ripeness and an edge of austerity that demands aging. Drink from 2018." (2/2014)91 points Wine Spectator: "A textbook St.-Julien, offering tightly layered dark plum, currant and blackberry fruit, with a strong graphite spine and dark tar and mouthwatering pastis notes on the finish. A well-built, confident wine. Best from 2017 through 2027." (3/2014)90 points James Suckling: "An attractive 2011 with lots of blackberry, hazelnut and walnut character. Medium to full body ...Read More » 


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2014 Beychevelle, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival) New!
2014 Beychevelle, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. With fresh acidity over the delicious black currant fruits, this is a fine wine. It has enough weight and structure in its strongly tannic background to give great promise for the future, though it is so balanced now." (4/2015) 93-94 points James Suckling: "A firm and austere young red now but there's serious fruit and mineral character underneath. Full body, chewy tannins and a long finish." (3/2015) 91-94 points Wine Spectator: "Well-packed, with plum cake, bramble, blueberry patch and anise notes, all allied to a graphite edge on the finish. Racy acidity underscores everything. Rock-solid." (4/2015) 90-93 points Antonio Galloni: "A ...Read More » 


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2009 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien

98 points Wine Enthusiast: "*#3 on Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2012* A major success of the vintage. The wine exhibits extreme richness of the fruit, with all its sweet blackberry flavors. It also has underlying firm structure, density and solid tannins. Bring in the acidity at the end, and this is both impressive and ready for long-term aging." (2/2012)96 points James Suckling: "Very floral, with fresh mushrooms and currants on the nose. Full body, with powerful tannins, yet polished and refined. Lovely length. Vibrant acidity. Well structured. Try after 2018." (2/2012)95 points Wine Spectator: "*#6 on Wine Spectator ...Read More » 


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2009 Branaire-Ducru, St-Julien

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


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2012 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "* Cellar Selection * This combines considerable power and concentration with rich, impressive fruits. It has both style and elegance, with density to give it great aging potential. The tannins are firm while also having a velvet texture. The wine, dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, is for serious aging. Drink from 2025." (5/2015) 92-94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark ruby-red. Spice and vanillin nuances complicate red cherry, blackcurrant, cedar and graphite on the captivating, classic nose. Then suave and refined in the mouth, with clean flavors of blackcurrant, cedar and herbs. Finishe ...Read More » 


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2000 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The plushest, most ostentatious and dramatic of all the Leovilles in 2000, this wine is already sumptuous, displaying some nuances in its huge nose of vanilla bean, black chocolate, jammy black cherries, cassis, and graphite in a flamboyant style. Opulent, savory, rich, and full-bodied, it is a head-turning, prodigious wine and a complete contrast to the extracted behemoth of Leoville Barton and the backward, classic Leoville Las Cases. The Poyferre’s low acidity, sweet tannin and an already gorgeous mouthfeel make it a wine to drink now as well as over ...Read More » 


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2000 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2000 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien (97RP, 94WS, 93JS, 90ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The plushest, most ostentatious and dramatic of all the Leovilles in 2000, this wine is already sumptuous, displaying some nuances in its huge nose of vanilla bean, black chocolate, jammy black cherries, cassis, and graphite in a flamboyant style. Opulent, savory, rich, and full-bodied, it is a head-turning, prodigious wine and a complete contrast to the extracted behemoth of Leoville Barton and the backward, classic Leoville Las Cases. The Poyferre’s low acidity, sweet tannin and an already gorgeous mouthfeel make it a wine to drink now as well as over the next 25 or more years. (RP)" (06/2010) 

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2000 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien (qty: 3)


End Date: May 31 2015 3:30PM PT


2005 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien

92 points Wine & Spirits: "This vintage emphasizes dark chocolate and French roast coffee scents. Its luscious cherry flavors give a soft, round impression in the middle, then it lightens up a little, needing time for the flavors to extend. The fineness of Langoa is there, and should be more apparent in ten years' time." (10/2008)92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Big, ripe, almost exotic, this has developed impressively over the past 18 months. Its tannins are certainly huge, but so is the fruit, warm, rich and enticing. Very powered, it thrusts black currants and acidity right up front." (6/2008)92 points Wine Spectator: "Wonderful aromas of ...Read More » 


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2014 Talbot, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

92-95 points Antonio Galloni: "Ample and broad on the palate, the 2014 Talbot captures the essence of the vintage with an enticing mélange of fresh blue and purplish-hued fruits. Graphite, lavender, mint and sweet spices waft from the glass as the 2014 gradually opens up. At times, Talbot is muscular and powerful, while at other moments it comes across as much more feminine. It is precisely those contrasts that make the 2014 so intriguing. Polished, silky tannins wrap around the super-inviting finish. The 2014 was vinified in cement and steel, with pump overs only. The blend is 62% Ca ...Read More » 


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2011 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This property, which has been on a qualitative tear over the last generation, has produced one of the most successful wines of 2011. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, it is broad, rich, medium to full-bodied and dense. It boasts an inky/purple color as well as lots of concentration, silky tannins, and a bigger, richer mouthfeel than any of its St.-Julien peers. The result is one of the stars of the vintage. (RP)" (4/2014)94 points Wine Enthusiast: "* Cellar Selection * This is a really fruity wine that’s opulent and gorgeousl ...Read More » 


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2014 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival) New!
2014 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This wine has spice and fresh fruit aromas, which translate on the palate into intense blackberry and wood tastes. It is firmly structured, with a dry core and medium-plus concentration. It promises a long life ahead." (4/2015) 92-95 points Wine Spectator: "Mouthfilling from the start, with lovely plum sauce, steeped fig and blackberry coulis flavors, lined with warm ganache notes and carried by ample but polished tannins. Features a tarry edge at the end, but maintains a rather polished feel overall. A love" (4/2015) 91-94 points Antonio Galloni: "A fabulous wine from this venerable estate, the 2014 Lé ...Read More » 


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2006 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "** Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2009 ** Right at the top of its form, this 2006 is one of the finest wines to come out of the vintage. The wine is structured and dense, but with such heartwarming ripe fruit that the tannins are almost submerged. There is just a hint of wood, but juicy black currant continues right through to the end. In a year, the fruit will lessen, and long aging begin." (3/2009)94 points Wine Spectator: "** Top 100 Wines of 2009 ** There's a great dark color to this, with intense aromas of cedar, wood, new leather and crushed blackberry. Fullbodied,with loads ...Read More » 


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2009 Duluc de Branaire-Ducru, St-Julien

Jancis Robinson: "Finely textured and attractively savoury. Dry, quite delicate and restrained, especially for 2009. (16.5/20 points)" (4/2013) K&L Notes: The second wine of Branaire-Ducru, this red is ready to drink three to five years after the harvest. And, according to the producer, this wine will evolve even further for the next two decades. Made from vines under 15 years old. Gravity fed, maceration for approximately three weeks and stored in 60-65% new French oak for 16-20 months post-fermentation. 


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1982 Branaire-Ducru, St-Julien

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A strong effort for this estate, the 1982 exhibits sweet aromas of plums, licorice, earth, and flowers. The tannins are slightly rustic, but the sweetness of the fruit, the broad expansive mouthfeel, and the wine’s full maturity represent a classic Bordeaux at the top of its game. Enjoy it over the next 5-8 years. (RP)" (6/2009)91 points Wine Spectator: "This Ducru '82 has always been a beauty. Dark ruby in color, with a slight amber edge. Very fresh and floral, with loads of berry and rose character. Medium-bodied, with a good balance of soft tannins and a caressing finish. ...Read More » 


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RP 93 WS 91

1989 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien

92 points Wine Spectator: "A delicious, well-structured Bordeaux, with plenty of ripe fruit, beautiful berry, green tobacco and cherry character. Full-bodied, adding velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish." (5/1999) Decanter: "Sophisticated, showing polished use of well integrated oak and minty blackcurrant fruit. Harmonious, well rounded palate with medium acidity, solid but ripe, svelte tannins and clean, mineral fruit." (4/2001) Jancis Robinson: "Mid ruby with a pale rim - very similar to the 1988. Rather monolithic on the nose. Lots of impact and mouthfeel even if not that much subtle development. A bit ...Read More » 


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WS 92

1990 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien Top Pick!
1990 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is for many, the quintessential Saint Julien; a name revered by connoisseurs from the Home Counties of England to Oriental collectors. Under the aegis of Francis Borie and his son Jean-Eugène, a succession of admirable wines established Ducru-Beaucaillou as one of finest exponents of Cabernet Sauvignon in the whole of Bordeaux. (Producer Profile)"  


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2000 Saint-Pierre, St-Julien

90 points Wine Spectator: "Silky and decadent, with berry, tobacco, chocolate and meat character. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a caressing finish." (03/03) 89 points Parker: "Smoky and earthy, with copious jammy cassis fruit and sweet tannin, this is an excellent, full-bodied Saint-Pierre. The saturated deep purple color is followed by a persistent, concentrated wine with copious sweet tannin. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020." (04/03) A rising star in Bordeaux in the decade of the 2000s. This wine has exceptional balance and tons of red fruit ... Read More » 


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Price: $89.99 Add To Cart
WS 90 RP 89

2003 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2003 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien (96RP, 95JS, 95WS, 93WE, 92ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The spectacular 2003 Leoville Poyferre exhibits a dense purple color with a touch of lightening at the edge as well as notes of creosote, barbecue smoke, jammy black currants, licorice and spice box. This intense, voluptuously textured, full-bodied St.-Julien possesses low acidity and ripe tannin. Still fresh and exuberant, it is just entering its plateau of full maturity where it should remain for 10-15+ years. (RP)" (08/2014) 

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2003 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien (qty: 2)


End Date: May 27 2015 10:00AM PT


2003 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The spectacular 2003 Leoville Poyferre exhibits a dense purple color with a touch of lightening at the edge as well as notes of creosote, barbecue smoke, jammy black currants, licorice and spice box. This intense, voluptuously textured, full-bodied St.-Julien possesses low acidity and ripe tannin. Still fresh and exuberant, it is just entering its plateau of full maturity where it should remain for 10-15+ years. (RP)" (8/2014)95 points James Suckling: "I love the rich and opulent nose to this with flowers, plums and currants. Full and powerful with great freshness and balance. Stil ...Read More » 


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1993 Sarget de Gruaud Larose, St-Julien (1.5L)

Made from the estate's 82 hectares of vines grown on typical Garonne gravel, this, the second wine of Gruaud Larose, provides value and near-term drinkability for those looking for a classic though ripe St-Julien. Named after Baron Jean Auguste Sarget, one of the men who purchased the Gruaud-Larose property in 1812 and whose family managed the estate for the following fifty years. Over the next century, the estate would be divided, with a portion being controlled by the Sarget family. The estate has since been reunited and the château that Sarget built ... Read More » 


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2014 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

92-95 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Léoville Poyferré is impressive. A big, broad-shouldered St. Julien, the 2014 blossoms in the glass with superb depth and richness. Dark red cherry, plum, spice, menthol, crushed flowers, herbs and leather are some of the notes that burst onto the palate in an energetic, tightly wound Poyferré. The 2014 finishes with notable depth and huge, explosive intensity, all of which suggest it will require considerable cellaring. This is without question one of the stars of the vintage. (AG)" (4/2015) 93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. While the wine does have an austere side ...Read More » 


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1999 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Leoville-Barton ’99 has a well-defined nose, more restrained and extrovert than the Langoa, with notes of blackberry, wild hedgerow/woodland, Chinese tea and a dash of white pepper. Very good definition. The palate is medium-bodied, sturdy tannins, a little pepper again on the entry with very good structure on the mid-palate. Quite foursquare and 'correct' with an edgy, off-dry, very 'Saint Julien' finish. Very fine – very...English! Drink now-2020. Tasted June 2009. (NM-Wine Journal)" (7/2009)91 points Wine Spectator: "A powerful nose, with sweet tobacco and sultana, follows t ...Read More » 


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RP 91 WS 91

1982 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1982 is still 5-8 years away from full maturity, but it exhibits a dense ruby/plum/garnet color to the rim as well as a sweet perfume of forest floor, spice box, cedar, and copious quantities of black fruits. Medium to full-bodied and beautifully pure with sweet tannins, this wine has aged more slowly than I initially expected. It is the finest Ducru Beaucaillou produced after the 1961 and before the 2003. (RP)" (6/2009)93 points James Suckling: "This is a wine that I had forgotten about. It shows beautiful sweet tobacco, flowers, and currants on the nose. It’s full body, silky ...Read More » 


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2010 Croix de Beaucaillou, St-Julien

94 points James Suckling: "I love the aromas of minerals, flowers, blackberries and blueberries. Full body with a fabulous texture of polished and integrated tannins. It goes on for minutes. Spicy, subtle fruit and a long and marvelous finish. Currant bush undertones. A whole and beautiful wine." (2/2013)93 points Wine Enthusiast: "No longer a second wine of Ducru-Beaucaillou, but a wine from its own separate vineyard, Croix de Beaucaillou is impressive. Firm while also rich, it is firmly tannic, superripe and packed with great dark plum and berry fruits. Fruit and structure well balanced together." (3/2013)91 points Wine Spectator: "Ri ...Read More » 


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2012 Gloria, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Solid and concentrated, this wine certainly shows great dryness as well as fruit. It has power and density, and a texture that balances new wood as well as the fruitiness." (4/2013) 88-91 points Wine Spectator: "Solid, delivering a beam of raspberry and black currant fruit lined with ganache and backed by chewy yet energetic grip." (4/2013) 87-89 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another winner from this estate, which has been on a hot streak over recent vintages, the 2012 Gloria is unquestionably of classified growth quality. It offers a dark ruby/purple color, attractive, elegant, herbaceously-tinged black currant fruit, sof ...Read More » 


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2011 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien Top Pick!
2011 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "**Cellar Selection** Huge structure, huge potential, a wine that will bring out all the fruit and density of the vintage while remaining very fresh. Black plums are already showing strongly along with the dry core that promises aging. It’s serious while alive and bright. Drink this major wine from 2022." (5/2014)95 points James Suckling: "This shows so much spice and berry character on the nose. Focused and beautiful. Full body with a clearly outstanding core of fruit and polished tannins. The finish lasts for minutes. Reminds me of the superb 1996. Try in 2020." (1/2014)95 points Wine Spectator: "**Collecti ...Read More » 


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1995 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien

94 points Wine Spectator: "A beautiful wine, with layers of ripe fruit, berry, cedar, vanilla and light spice. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. Very, very classy stuff. (Web, 2007)"91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Somewhat closed and reticent after bottling, but still impressive, this 1995 possesses a dark ruby/purple color, as well as an oaky nose with classic scents of cassis, vanillin, cedar, and spice. Dense and medium to full-bodied, with softer tannin and more accessibility than the 1996, but not quite the packed and stacked effect on the palate, the 1995 is an outstanding textbook St.-Juli ...Read More » 


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2000 Branaire-Ducru, St-Julien

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A beautiful wine from Branaire, the 2000 is close to full maturity, and should offer plenty of pleasure over the next 15-20 years. Its deep ruby/purple hue is accompanied by scents of boysenberries, black currants, and spring flowers. This medium to full-bodied, pure St.-Julien hits the palate with authority, displaying silky tannins as well as wonderful richness, depth, and texture." (6/2010)92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good medium ruby. Deep, smoky aromas of cassis, raspberry, leather, chocolate and roasted oak. Sweet, supple and thick but not at all heavy. A very concentrated wine ...Read More » 


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1982 Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien
Bid on this bottle of 1982 Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien (stained labels) (98RP, 96ST, 94WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A massive wine that is clearly of first-growth quality in this vintage, the 1982 Gruaud Larose remains a youngster. A broodingly dense, thick, unctuously textured, inky/plum/garnet/purple color offers up scents of beef blood, steak tartare, cassis, herbs, tobacco, and underbrush. One of the most concentrated wines of the vintage (as well as one of the most concentrated Bordeaux’s I have ever tasted), it is a huge, full-bodied, weighty, rich wine whose tannins are getting silkier and silkier. It appears set for another 30-40 years of life. This behemoth is a singularly profound example of Gruaud Larose that continues to justify its legendary status. (RP)" (06/2009) 

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1982 Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien (stained labels) (qty: 1)


End Date: May 24 2015 7:30PM PT

Current Bid: $320.00
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RP 98 ST 96 WS 94

1982 Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien (stained labels)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A massive wine that is clearly of first-growth quality in this vintage, the 1982 Gruaud Larose remains a youngster. A broodingly dense, thick, unctuously textured, inky/plum/garnet/purple color offers up scents of beef blood, steak tartare, cassis, herbs, tobacco, and underbrush. One of the most concentrated wines of the vintage (as well as one of the most concentrated Bordeaux’s I have ever tasted), it is a huge, full-bodied, weighty, rich wine whose tannins are getting silkier and silkier. It appears set for another 30-40 years of life. This behemoth i ...Read More » 


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1982 Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien
Bid on this bottle of 1982 Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien (stained labels) (98RP, 96ST, 94WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A massive wine that is clearly of first-growth quality in this vintage, the 1982 Gruaud Larose remains a youngster. A broodingly dense, thick, unctuously textured, inky/plum/garnet/purple color offers up scents of beef blood, steak tartare, cassis, herbs, tobacco, and underbrush. One of the most concentrated wines of the vintage (as well as one of the most concentrated Bordeaux’s I have ever tasted), it is a huge, full-bodied, weighty, rich wine whose tannins are getting silkier and silkier. It appears set for another 30-40 years of life. This behemoth is a singularly profound example of Gruaud Larose that continues to justify its legendary status. (RP)" (06/2009) 

This lot contains the following items:
1982 Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien (stained labels) (qty: 1)


End Date: May 31 2015 12:30PM PT

Current Bid: $320.00
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RP 98 ST 96 WS 94

1975 Beychevelle, St-Julien (Previously $180)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Early in this wine's life, it tasted precocious and forward for the normally tannic, hard wines of the vintage. However, this wine has now firmed up, and it should turn out to be the longest-lived Beychevelle of the seventies. Dark ruby, with a ripe, spicy, leather-and-black currant-scented bouquet, this full-bodied, weighty, muscular Beychevelle is atypically powerful. Whether it will ever resolve all the tannins remains debatable.... Last tasted, 10/89." (1/1998) K&L Notes: Neal Martin: "A mature mahogany core with tawny rim. It has a rather sweet, I am guessing ch... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse

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2013 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. With delicious acidity, this is a fine wine. It has taken advantage of the fruitiness of the year without burdening the wine with too much tannic structure. The result is fine balance." (4/2014) 90-93 points Wine Spectator: "The flesh sets this apart from the pack, with layers of black cherry, black currant and plum skin lined with well-integrated apple wood and briar notes. The long, muscular finish maintains the dark profile. Rock-solid." (4/2014) 91-92 points James Suckling: "This shows a solid core of fruit here with a wonderful asphalt, berry and mineral character. Full body, with excellent tannin ...Read More » 


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2014 Clos du Marquis, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival) New!
2014 Clos du Marquis, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. From a separate vineyard on the Léoville Las Cases estate, this is a solidly structured, concentrated wine of power and depth. It just avoids the bitterness of extraction because of the superrich berry and plum fruits. The tough background yields to vibrant acidity on the finish." (4/2015) 92-93 points James Suckling: "The purity of fruit to this young wine is impressive with currants, raspberries and black cherries. Full body, firm and chewy tannins and a long, long finish. Very serious. Structured. Fine." (3/2015) 90-93 points Wine Spectator: "This has a subtle sauvage side, with a hint of dark olive ...Read More » 


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2000 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien

97 points Wine Spectator: "* Highly Recommended * This is the biggest, most powerful ever from Léoville Barton. Amazingly rich and silky. Lots of chocolate and blackberry aromas, with hints of raspberries. Full-bodied, with silky and round tannins. Great concentration. Long, long finish. Best after 2012." (1/2003)96 points James Suckling: "This wine has always been soft and delicious, with an almost decadent character of strawberry tart, earth, meat and spices. It’s full and very soft, with refined tannins and a very long finish." (4/2014)96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Right from the early days of tasting in spring 2001, this was going to ...Read More » 


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2004 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien

91 points Wine Spectator: "Very pretty and perfumed, with plum, vanilla and chocolate aromas. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. Best after 2011." (3/2007)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another sleeper of the vintage from this somewhat under the radar step-child of Anthony Barton’s more famous Leoville Barton, the 2004 Langoa Barton exhibits deep, concentrated, chunky, black currant and cherry fruit intermixed with notions of forest floor and aged beef blood. This impressive, full-bodied, powerful, ageworthy St.-Julien is atypically backward and brooding. Anticipated maturity: 2013-202 ...Read More » 


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2000 Léoville-Las-Cases, St-Julien

100 points James Suckling: "A classic Las Cases with masses of mineral, floral and blueberry character. Full and chewy, with so much power. It’s just opening now." (4/2014)100 points Wine Spectator: "*Collectibles, #5 on the Top 100 Wines of 2003* Absolutely fantastic. This is one of the most exciting young reds I have tasted in a long, long time. It shows intense aromas of berries, currants and minerals, with hints of mint. Full-bodied and packed with fruit and tannins, its long finish is refined and silky. A benchmark for the vintage. Las Cases has always wanted to make first-growth quality in a top-notch vi ...Read More » 


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1970 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This wine has been fully mature and delicious for many years, so I was not surprised by how stunning this bottle was. It has always been an outstanding wine for the vintage - complex, rich, savory, and the quintessentially elegant Bordeaux. This beauty continues to reveal the fragrance and finesse that one expects from Lafite-Rothschild but so rarely finds. A fragrant, complex bouquet of cedar, herbs, vanillin, fruitcake, and coffee is followed by a soft, gentle, graciously-constructed wine with sweet layers of fruit. I am not sure how much longer the 19 ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: $289.99 Add To Cart
RP 92 WS 91

2000 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A stunning wine from Ducru Beaucaillou which showcases its great terroir, this elegant but substantial 2000 has a dense purple color that has hardly budged since it was first bottled. Displaying a floral note, with hints of boysenberries, black raspberries, black currants and a touch of background oak, the wine has superb concentration and density, but still has some substantial tannins that are not yet fully resolved. I originally predicted that it should be drinkable from 2010-2030, but I would modify that now to 2015-2035." (6/2010)95 points Wine Spectator: "Fantastic aromas of ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2005 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Ducru Beaucaillou is a 10,000-case blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot (they used to produce 18,000-20,000 cases). It is an exceptionally powerful wine with a dense purple color, superb intensity, and a beautiful, sweet nose of spring flowers, raspberries, blueberries, graphite, and creme de cassis. Full-bodied with fabulous concentration, exceptionally high tannin, good acidity, and massive layers of richness that build incrementally on the palate, this monumental effort is more structured than their outstanding 2003. It may be the f ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2009 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien Top Pick!
2009 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien

99 points James Suckling: "Amazing aromas of cep mushrooms, dark fruits and fresh flowers, follow through to a full body and super velvety tannins with a long long finish. Gorgeous structure to this. Sexy and almost decadent." (2/2012)98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Leoville Las Cases may be the most open-knit and forward Las Cases I have tasted to date. Analytically, it is high in tannin and the alcohol is 13.8%, nearly a record at this estate. This blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc was showing brilliantly at the 2009 tasting I did in Hong Kong and at a later tastin ...Read More » 


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2012 Branaire-Ducru, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Full of ripe Cabernet tannins, this is a structured wine that's chunky in character. It elegantly balances fruit and structure, resulting in a wine that's sure to be impressive." (4/2013) 90-93 points Wine Spectator: "Light, racy and pure, with red currant and cherry pit notes driving a solid hint of rooibos tea on the finish. The finely beaded acidity keeps this going. Not big, but persistent and showing considerable finesse." (4/2013) 88-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(68% cabernet sauvignon, 24% merlot, 5% petit verdot and 3% cabernet franc): Dark ruby. Very rich aromas of red cherry, cassis, cocoa, violet and miner ...Read More » 


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2001 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2001 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (96WE, 92RP, 92WS, 90ST). Wine Enthusiast: " ** Editors' Choice ** A wonderfully firm, concentrated wine that walks a fine, balanced line between richness and poised structure. It is classic in the best sense, showing all the shape of a fine Bordeaux, while adding the extra dimension of the freshest of black fruits, complexity from a few hints of wood, and a dark, brooding, long-lasting aftertaste." (12/2007) 

This lot contains the following items:
2001 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (qty: 3)


End Date: May 30 2015 11:30AM PT


1995 Léoville-Las-Cases, St-Julien
Bid on this bottle of 1995 Léoville-Las-Cases, St-Julien (95RP, 95WS, 94ST). Wine Spectator: "Pure violets, minerals and blackberries on the nose. Full-bodied, chewy and powerful. Still holding back a lot. This wine needs to break its chains. (2007)" 

This lot contains the following items:
1995 Léoville-Las-Cases, St-Julien (qty: 1)


End Date: May 26 2015 11:00AM PT

Current Bid: $180.00
Place Bid
RP 95 WS 95 ST 94

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