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2010 Haut Charmes, Sauternes (375 ml) Top Pick!
2010 Haut Charmes, Sauternes (375 ml)

Haut Charmes is a very special Sauternes bottling, made from the younger vines of the region's most legendary château. While we aren't allowed to actually reveal the source, it's safe to say its location in the Ciron Valley exposes the Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon fruit to conditions perfect for the development of botrytis. Charming, elegant and an exceptional value for what's in the bottle. A rich wine with fine acidity, the 2010 has wonderful pineapple and coconut aromas that carry through onto the lush palate. A stunning wine just like its big broth... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $13.99 Add To Cart

2009 Nairac, Sauternes Top Pick!
2009 Nairac, Sauternes

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Nicolas Tari oversaw a sensational 2009 Chateau Nairac. It has a richer bouquet compared to the 2010 with exuberant, explosive scents of acacia honey, dried apricot and a hint of petrol that transposes the exoticism of the vintage. The palate is well-balanced with a viscous opening. There is plenty of vibrant spicy fruit, interwoven with orange rind and pineapple, leading to a beautifully focused an intense finish. Stack this high in your cellar. Drink 2016-2040+. Tasted March 2014." (6/2014) 92-95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale, full yellow. Racy aromas of pear, apple, peach and marzipa ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


2014 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

94-97 points Wine Spectator: "Offers a bold, spicy profile, with nectarine, ginger, hazelnut and pineapple notes. Shows lots of energy, brimming with spice and focused acidity through the finish. A great showing." (4/2015) 95-96 points James Suckling: "A solid wine with dried fruits, spices, dried mushrooms and medium sweetness. Full-bodied, sweet and intense." (4/2015) 94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Doisy-Védrines 2014 is a blend of 85% Sémillon and 15% Sauvignon Blanc, a modest 134 grams per liter residual sugar and a pH of 3.55 (a figure that might be a little lower than recent vintages.) It has a fragrant bouquet that is actually q ...Read More » 


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2014 Coutet, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Aromatic with the a note of wildflower honey, the palate brings white fruit flavors and rich botrytis power. The midpalate is densely concentrated with fruit tones, yet lightened by a vein of acidity." (4/2015) 95-98 points Wine Spectator: "Plump at first, with a praline note around the heather, pineapple and nectarine flavors. Stretches out, with a juicy feel, while orange blossom and white peach accents fill in, imparting lift and cut. This packs a bit of power, but there’s lots of buried freshness as well. The finish is seriously long already." (4/2015) 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Cout ...Read More » 


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2014 Suduiraut, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "Best since 2005? It has a unique style of botrytis intensity yet fresh, agile and bright. It’s full-bodied, delicate and refined. The palate is full of figs, spices, dried mushrooms and earth. It lasts for minutes. It makes you want to drink it now!" (3/2015) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Suduiraut 2014 may well be one of the best Sauternes of the vintage. This year, it is a blend of 95% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Blanc with a healthy 145 grams per liter residual sugar and 4.5 grams per liter total acidity. It needed some coaxing on the nose so I afforded the sample five min ...Read More » 


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2014 Rieussec, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "This has a phenomenal finish. It’s dense yet agile with dried tropical fruits and spices. Honey, too. Yet so intense and powerful. It really lasts for minutes. Medium sweet yet so fruity and energetic. This shows how you can have ripeness with fruit and then lots of botrytis. Exciting wine." (3/2015) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Rieussec 2014 is a blend of 93% Semillon, 5% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle, picked from 15 to 29 October through seven tries, the yield half the normal crop at 13 hectoliters per hectare. Charles Chevalier, how lest we forget started here and n ...Read More » 


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2010 Raymond Lafon, Sauternes (375ml) Top Pick!
2010 Raymond Lafon, Sauternes (375ml)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Raymond-Lafon 2010 has a complex bouquet with lemon peel, almond and quince aromas, and is well-defined with an impressive sense of energy. The palate is well-balanced with a viscous opening, and well-judged acidity. It builds toward a rounded, pineapple and marmalade- tinged finish. This has good weight and presence with plenty of strikingly fresh acidity to keep everything balanced. This wine deserves a round of applause. (NM)" (4/2014) Jancis Robinson: "Dark copper colour. Some greenery in the nose. Round, lovely texture. Masses of acidity as well as the rich fruit. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
RP 93

2005 Guiraud, Sauternes Top Pick!
2005 Guiraud, Sauternes

97 points James Suckling: "This appears to be the synthesis of the fabulous 2001 and 2003. It shows wonderful aromas of botrytis spice, honey and citrus rind. Lots of fruit with a tropical fruit undertone of mango and papaya on the palate. Intense finish. Too excellent not to drink." (7/2013)97 points Wine Spectator: "**Highly Recommended and #4 on Top 100 of 2008** Delivers lots of botrytis spice, with lemon tart and cooked apple. Full-bodied, with loads of cream and vanilla and an intense tropical fruit and honey aftertaste. Long and viscous, with a layered and beautiful spicy finish. Hard not to drink it ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2014 Coutet, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Aromatic with the a note of wildflower honey, the palate brings white fruit flavors and rich botrytis power. The midpalate is densely concentrated with fruit tones, yet lightened by a vein of acidity." (4/2015) 95-98 points Wine Spectator: "Plump at first, with a praline note around the heather, pineapple and nectarine flavors. Stretches out, with a juicy feel, while orange blossom and white peach accents fill in, imparting lift and cut. This packs a bit of power, but there’s lots of buried freshness as well. The finish is seriously long already." (4/2015) 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Cout ...Read More » 


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2014 Suduiraut, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "Best since 2005? It has a unique style of botrytis intensity yet fresh, agile and bright. It’s full-bodied, delicate and refined. The palate is full of figs, spices, dried mushrooms and earth. It lasts for minutes. It makes you want to drink it now!" (3/2015) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Suduiraut 2014 may well be one of the best Sauternes of the vintage. This year, it is a blend of 95% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Blanc with a healthy 145 grams per liter residual sugar and 4.5 grams per liter total acidity. It needed some coaxing on the nose so I afforded the sample five min ...Read More » 


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2011 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml)

99 points Wine Spectator: "A lovely, creamy, tropical style, with mango, papaya and guava notes lending a caressing feel, while singed almond and warm piecrust accents blossom through the lush finish. Just when you think that's all there is, toasted coconut, fig, orange blossom and persimmon details kick in, lending length and dimension. The finish is ridiculously long. Best from 2020 through 2060." (3/2014)98 points James Suckling: "Crazy minerality to this, with lots of dried mango, pineapple and papaya on the nose. Botrytis-spice and nutmeg undertones. Full body, very sweet, with superb depth of fruit and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2014 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival)

94-97 points Wine Spectator: "Offers a bold, spicy profile, with nectarine, ginger, hazelnut and pineapple notes. Shows lots of energy, brimming with spice and focused acidity through the finish. A great showing" (4/2015) 95-96 points James Suckling: "A solid wine with dried fruits, spices, dried mushrooms and medium sweetness. Full-bodied, sweet and intense." (4/2015) 94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Doisy-Védrines 2014 is a blend of 85% Sémillon and 15% Sauvignon Blanc, a modest 134 grams per liter residual sugar and a pH of 3.55 (a figure that might be a little lower than recent vintages.) It has a fragrant bouquet that is actually qu ...Read More » 


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2001 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml)

100 points James Suckling: "This is so layered and intense on the palate with lemons and dried pineapple, mango and honey. Full body, very sweet, but it remains tangy and vibrant. Shows such amazing balance and intensity. Crazy finish. Hints of vanilla and apple purée. One of the greatest Yquems ever. All about purity here." (9/2013)100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There are 10,000 cases of this perfect sweet white Bordeaux. The 2001 Yquem reveals a hint of green in its light gold color. While somewhat reticent aromatically, with airing, it offers up honeyed tropical fruit, orange marmalade, pineapple, sweet creme ...Read More » 


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2011 Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml)

99 points James Suckling: "This wine has exceptional clarity, balance and freshness, with lots of spicy botrytis character. Full body, medium-sweet and a crisp finish. It’s racy and refined. What’s impressive is the intensity of noble rot that makes the wine feel almost dry. This is the greatest wine ever made here. Made from organic grapes. Try in 2017, but already delicious to drink." (1/2014)97 points Wine Spectator: "#12 Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2014!!! *Highly Recommended* A large-scale version, with seamlessly layered notes of almond cream, apricot, ginger, mango, piecrust, papaya and toasted ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse


2004 Suduiraut, Sauternes (Previously $70.00)

95 points Wine & Spirits: "Suduiraut has a rather delicate floral aroma for a wine that's luminous gold. Botrytis flavors kick in on the palate and the wine explodes. What's left is ethereal: scents of the forest, of beeswax, ginger and Mandarin orange marmalade, a range of honeyed flavors that never seems to stop. A reset for your taste receptors, this is mood-altering wine. Absolutely lovely." (10/2007)94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Like so many vintages of Suduiraut, this wine shows richness, even in the relatively delicate 2004. Ripe, sweet fruit flavors —dates, figs, pineapples and tangerines—dominate. This ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2011 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes (375ml)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "A gorgeous wine that offers a firm, botrytis character, with aromas of spice, apple and orange zest. It’s powerful and meant for long aging." (5/2012)95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 horizontal tasting. The Château Doisy-Védrines 2011 has a very fragrant, almost floral bouquet with pure honey, quince and yellow flower scents that soar from the glass and embrace you like your favourite aunt. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous texture and superb acidity that really set this Sauternes alight: real tension and a sense of energy here. It just “flows” ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


1982 Suduiraut, Sauternes

4 stars Michael Broadbent (Nov 1992): "Roasted grapes picked exceptionally early, 16 September. Alcohol 14%. First tasted in 1988: sweet, hefty; minty, spicy; good length and acidity. More recently: waxy yellow; rich bouquet; very sweet, full-bodied. Showing well." This wine is actually better than the heralded 1983 vintage because Suduiraut makes better wines when they pick early in the season. 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2001 Guiraud, Sauternes
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2001 Guiraud, Sauternes (96WS, 95JS, 93RP, 93ST). Wine Spectator: "*#23 on the Top 100 Wines of 2004* Golden yellow. Butterscotch and vanilla with hints of ripe apples; full-bodied, with lots of sweetness and a spicy apricot and honey aftertaste. Excellent concentration and balance. Loads of botrytis character on the finish. Intense. Hard to refrain from drinking it now, it's so luscious and rich. Best after 2008." (09/2004) 

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End Date: Jul 7 2015 3:30PM PT


2001 Guiraud, Sauternes

96 points Wine Spectator: "*#23 on the Top 100 Wines of 2004* Golden yellow. Butterscotch and vanilla with hints of ripe apples; full-bodied, with lots of sweetness and a spicy apricot and honey aftertaste. Excellent concentration and balance. Loads of botrytis character on the finish. Intense. Hard to refrain from drinking it now, it's so luscious and rich. Best after 2008." (9/2004)95 points James Suckling: "Intensely fruity and rich with wonderful sweetness and loads of spicy and honey character with a dried apricot undertone. It hasn’t changed much since I last tasted it, just bottled. Great 2001. Drink ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2011 Petit Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Solid, with a direct, open-knit core of apricot, toasted almond, piecrust and white peach flavors that meld through the creamy, ginger-tinged finish. Drink now through 2018. (Web-2014)" K&L Notes: The second wine of Château Guiraud and made by Xavier Planty, Château Guiraud's oenologist since 1982. It is a modern style with a high proportion of Sauvignon Blanc (approximately one third), made from a blend of lots fermented in stainless steel (for minerality and freshness), and new French oak barrels, which promote the development of richness, body, and intensity of fl... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $14.99 Add To Cart
WS 90

2007 d'Yquem, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival, Previously $650)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted single blind against its peers. Under blind conditions, the Yquem 2007 shines like a diamond. Nevertheless, it is initially rather taciturn on the nose, eventually opening up beautifully with touches of lemon curd, Mirabelle, and clear honey. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine definition and there seems to be a great deal of energy and vigor dispensed for your pleasure. There is such race and nervosity, and then that finish just purrs with harmony and focus. This Yquem feels just so alive and vivacious, yet there is an effortless quality h ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $349.99 Add To Cart
RP 98 WS 96

2014 La Tour Blanche, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. The wine shows intensity and concentration, offering ripe yellow fruits and honeyed sweetness tempered by boytritis. Initially, it seems to be all sweetness, then that essential acidity creeps in with the wonderful freshness of squeezed lemon." (3/2015) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château La Tour Blanche 2014 is a blend of 82% Sémillon, 12% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscadelle that has 130 grams per liter residual sugar, a level that might be lower than what I was expecting, though still around average for the vintage. The Sémillon is matured in wooden barrel, the oth ...Read More » 


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2014 Rieussec, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "This has a phenomenal finish. It’s dense yet agile with dried tropical fruits and spices. Honey, too. Yet so intense and powerful. It really lasts for minutes. Medium sweet yet so fruity and energetic. This shows how you can have ripeness with fruit and then lots of botrytis. Exciting wine." (3/2015) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Rieussec 2014 is a blend of 93% Semillon, 5% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle, picked from 15 to 29 October through seven tries, the yield half the normal crop at 13 hectoliters per hectare. Charles Chevalier, how lest we forget started here and n ...Read More » 


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1990 Suduiraut, Sauternes (375ml)

95 points Wine Spectator: "Botrytis bomb. Gold color. Loads of spicy, almondand toffee character with pineapple fruit. Full-bodied, very sweet and very, very ripe. Blistering long finish. A bit rustic, but amazing. Can age as long as you like." (8/2000)92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light copper color. Extravagant, expressive aromas of tropical fruits, honey, smoked meat and grilled nuts. Thick, sweet and glyceral in the mouth (15.3% alcohol), at once honeyed and tangy. Very long and very youthful on the aftertaste. Offers considerable potential. 92(+?) points." (7/1998) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted from the Chateau reserves at the est ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
WS 95 ST 92

2012 l'Avocat, Cérons (Graves/Sweet) (500ml)

Ch. L’Avocat’s vineyard location, just a few hundred yards from the Garonne River are in a perfect spot for their grapes to catch the morning mist that will infect the grapes and allow “boytrytis” to flourish, creating a lush wine of great sweetness. The bouquet is of citrus, apricot and pineapple fruit; on the palate it has the hallmark quality of lively acidity with fruit flavors of marmalade, pineapple and lemons. Good complexity and concentration with a fresh finish. An impressive value in sweet wine! (Ralph Sands, K&L Bordeaux Expert) 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2014 Doisy-Daëne, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Doisy-Daëne 2014 is bestowed with 144 grams per liter residual sugar and a pH of 3.7. It is much more introspective compared to the Coutet at the moment, perhaps because of less residual, but it is fragrant and ethereal with wild honey, yellow flower and orange blossom scents developing with aeration. The palate is very well balanced with superb tension and fruit intensity on the entry. It is more linear than recent vintages, minerally with a lovely twist of sour lemon imparting tension and vivacity on the crystalline finish. This is a fabulo ...Read More » 


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2004 Suduiraut, Sauternes (375ml)

95 points Wine & Spirits: "Suduiraut has a rather delicate floral aroma for a wine that's luminous gold. Botrytis flavors kick in on the palate and the wine explodes. What's left is ethereal: scents of the forest, of beeswax, ginger and Mandarin orange marmalade, a range of honeyed flavors that never seems to stop. A reset for your taste receptors, this is mood-altering wine. Absolutely lovely." (10/2007)94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Like so many vintages of Suduiraut, this wine shows richness, even in the relatively delicate 2004. Ripe, sweet fruit flavors —dates, figs, pineapples and tangerines—dominate. This ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City



2011 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "A gorgeous wine that offers a firm, botrytis character, with aromas of spice, apple and orange zest. It’s powerful and meant for long aging." (5/2012)95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 horizontal tasting. The Château Doisy-Védrines 2011 has a very fragrant, almost floral bouquet with pure honey, quince and yellow flower scents that soar from the glass and embrace you like your favourite aunt. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous texture and superb acidity that really set this Sauternes alight: real tension and a sense of energy here. It just “flows” ...Read More » 


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1975 Suduiraut, Sauternes

Decanter: "Medium gold; sweet intense nose, raisiny, caramel; very sweet, tarry, intense, high acidity, not complex but persistent; excellent length." (6/1994) K&L Notes: 5 Stars from Michael Broadbent. "....gloriously fragrant nose, peach, orange blossom....sweet, full, classic flavour, good length." 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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2014 Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

94-97 points Wine Spectator: "A juicy, engaging core of apricot, nectarine and green fig is backed by ginger and spiced apple accents. Orange zest notes enliven the finish even more. Shows solid length, power and precision." (3/2015) 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Guiraud 2014 has a perfumed bouquet with clear honey, beeswax and honeysuckle aromas that are well defined. The palate is fresh and taut on the entry: good tension and focus here, very harmonious with a gently build in the mouth towards a satisfying marmalade and quince-driven finish. This is a finely crafted Guiraud that will be a class act. ( ...Read More » 


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2003 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml)

98 points James Suckling: "A massive Yquem, this has a dense palate that is almost chewy like a red. Full and very sweet, with notes of dried apricot, pineapple, and papaya on the palate. Long, with a vanilla-coconut tart finish. What a wine, voluptuous, sexy, and luscious. 147 grams of RS. Pull the cork after 2015." (5/2012)97 points Wine Spectator: "Squarely on the tropical side of the spectrum, with mango, papaya and pineapple fruit laced with a marmalade note. Long and very caressing through the finish, but never heady or overpowering, as orange pâte de fruit, ginger and singed almond accents lend cut an ...Read More » 


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2011 d'Yquem, Sauternes Top Pick!
2011 d'Yquem, Sauternes

99 points Wine Spectator: "A lovely, creamy, tropical style, with mango, papaya and guava notes lending a caressing feel, while singed almond and warm piecrust accents blossom through the lush finish. Just when you think that's all there is, toasted coconut, fig, orange blossom and persimmon details kick in, lending length and dimension. The finish is ridiculously long. Best from 2020 through 2060." (3/2014)98 points James Suckling: "Crazy minerality to this, with lots of dried mango, pineapple and papaya on the nose. Botrytis-spice and nutmeg undertones. Full body, very sweet, with superb depth of fruit and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


1983 Bastor-Lamontagne, Sauternes

Bastor-Lamontagne is clean and richly fruited as a rule, sees very little oak, is consistently excellent in quality and flies firmly under the radar of Sauternes lovers everywhere . Never too expensive, this release is a great fois gras wine. Buy it when you can find it- this is an intelligent purchase for current consumption. Joe Zugelder 


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2001 Coutet, Sauternes (375ml)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A brilliant combination of power and finesse characterizes this light green/gold-colored Barsac. It possesses moderate sweetness, terrific aromatics, and a full-bodied, rich, beautifully delineated, ethereal palate revealing delicacy as well as acidity. Although young, it is already strutting its stuff. Consume it over the next 15-25 years." (6/2004)93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Subdued but pure aromas of mirabelle, peach, pear and pineapple; hints at a roasted botrytis ripeness. Then fat and rich in the mouth, with a captivating flavor of roasted peach. Impressively broad and oily bu ...Read More » 


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2001 La Tour Blanche, Sauternes (375ml)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "La Tour Blanche's spectacular 2001 boasts a light to medium gold color as well as a big, exotic nose of tropical fruits, honeysuckle, orange marmalade, and creme brulee. In the mouth, notions of peaches, lychees, and caramelized citrus give way to a weighty, full-bodied, concentrated yet incredibly precise and well-delineated sweet white. It is a tour de force in Sauternes! Anticipated maturity: 2009-2035." (6/2004)93 points Wine Spectator: "Very intense aromas of candied lemons, fresh flowers and vanilla. Full-bodied, very sweet and spicy. Long, long finish. Excellent. Best after ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2011 Suduiraut, Sauternes (375ml)

94-97 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright golden yellow. Intense, deep aromas of ripe citrus, kiwi and guava are complicated by marmaladey smoky botrytis and a touch of honeyed mango, decadent notes that are rare in 2011 Sauternes. Very rich in the mouth, displaying extremely pure tropical fruit and acacia honey flavors that are given clarity and cut by harmonious acidith. Finishes very long and pure, with uncanny freshness that keeps this opulent wine light on its feet. This is far richer than most other 2011 Sauternes yet retains the vintage's freshness and crispness. Just three tr ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2012 Carmes de Rieussec, Sauternes

88-91 points Wine Spectator: "Plump and open, offering green plum, nectarine and coconut notes, with a round, easy feel through the plantain-tinged finish. Tasted non-blind." (4/2013)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse

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WS 88 - 91

2008 Rieussec, Sauternes

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted single blind against its peers. The Chateau Rieussec 2008 should become an excellent Sauternes for the vintage. It has a floral bouquet with peach, tinned apricot and a touch of marmalade, all with fine delineation, and touches of lemon curd developing with aeration. The palate is mellifluous on the entry, with great depth and a luscious, vanillary note with hints of orange peel, marmalade and quince towards the long finish. Excellent. (NM)" (2/2012)93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Rich rather than sweet, this is stuffed full of botrytis. The wine is powered through with this dust ...Read More » 


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2011 La Tour Blanche, Sauternes

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a crisp-textured wine, with a complex structure of rich, dense fruits, spice and wood. The wine is only just coming together, promising many years of aging ahead." (4/2012)94 points Wine Spectator: "Shows lovely pitch, with white peach, pineapple, honeysuckle, green almond and ginger notes out front, backed by hints of yellow apple and orange blossom. The long, floral-framed finish isn't shy on depth or richness, but relies on elegance overall. Best from 2016 through 2040." (3/2014)93 points James Suckling: "Aromas of minerals, dried pineapple and pears. Hints of pie crust. Full body, medium sweet, wi ...Read More » 


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2014 Climens, Barsac (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Climens was tasted from several lots that Bérénice Lurton and her team are preparing to blend together during its barrel maturation. Having conducted this practice over many years, I would point out that whereas in some years one has to conjecture to the full, in 2014 the lots were both smaller in number, less heterogeneous and paradoxically, more "complete". This made it easier to envisage the final wine. Here, you had to focus on the second trie where 80% of the crop was picked with widespread onset of botrytis. There are fleeting senses of ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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RP 94 - 96

1988 d'Yquem, Sauternes

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1988 d’Yquem has an incredibly profound nose of orange marmalade, dried apricots, honeycomb, musk and dried pineapple with hints of marzipan and crystallized ginger. The palate is seamless with a great line of crisp acid cutting through the densely packed dried tropical fruit and honeyed flavour layers. The finish just goes on and on. (LPB)." (9/2012)96 points Wine Spectator: "Lots of of beeswax, botrytis spice and honey, with hints of toffee. Full-bodied, very sweet, thick and layered. Caramel, toffee, spice. Molasses too. Very, very powerful. Muscular and rich. Fabulous Saute ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: $474.99 Add To Cart
RP 98 WS 96

2012 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Smoky, floral aromas are immediately enticing. They follow through to a wine that is rich and dry rather than obviously sweet. It has great swathes of botrytis and acidity, accompanied by yellow fruits and ripe citrus. Drink this structured wine from 2020." (5/2015)91 points Wine Spectator: "An unctuous style, with toasted almond and hazelnut notes coating the core of glazed peach, warm piecrust and creamed yellow apple. Shows a fresh lemon meringue edge on the finish, though that should give way to a more tropical and toasty side as this ages. Drink now through 2027." (3/2015)90 points James Suckling: "Very ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


2011 Sigalas-Rabaud, Sauternes

96 points James Suckling: "Wow. This Sauternes shows an amazing intensity of dried pineapple, mango and spicy botrytis. It really shakes you. Full body and very sweet, but with an intense, wild finish of everything. Speechless. Best ever from here. Hard not to drink it now, but better in 2020." (1/2014)94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Dry and spicy with layers of sweet, textured honey, this is a complex, structured wine. It has acidity, with pineapple and ripe apple flavors that are laced together with wildflower honey. The inner core is firm and dry. The wine will be ready to drink from 2018." (5/2015)93 points Wine Spectator: "This has sup ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2014 Climens, Barsac (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Climens was tasted from several lots that Bérénice Lurton and her team are preparing to blend together during its barrel maturation. Having conducted this practice over many years, I would point out that whereas in some years one has to conjecture to the full, in 2014 the lots were both smaller in number, less heterogeneous and paradoxically, more 'complete'. This made it easier to envisage the final wine. Here, you had to focus on the second trie where 80% of the crop was picked with widespread onset of botrytis. There are fleeting senses of ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $64.99 Add To Cart
RP 94 - 96

2014 Clos Haut Peyraguey, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "This is really dense and powerful with loads of dried botrytis fruits and flavors. Full body, medium sweetness and a long finish. Impressive." (3/2015) 93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Opulent honey notes dominate the flavor of this super-rich wine. A dry core of botrytis gives an almost mineral character to the wine. Full bodied, a blend of apricot and crisp pear notes are generous and concentrated." (4/2015) 92-95 points Wine Spectator: "Unctuous pineapple, nectarine and mango flavors pump along, backed by good ginger and orange zest notes. Solidly built." (3/2015) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Clos Haut-Peyraguey 2014 is ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


1998 Climens, Barsac

91-95 points from the Wine Advocate (April-2001). Our notes - We tasted seven different vats of unblended juice and they went from a lemony, elegant Sauvignon Blanc barrel to a honeyed, thick, rich Semillon barrel. The end product should rate very highly as the yields per acre were quite low. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

1989 La Tour Blanche, Sauternes (375ml) (Previously $80.00)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Intense and exotic; ripe and rich botrytis flavors explode on the palate to a long finish. Very sweet and full in body, it packs in the spice, white pepper, cream, coffee, quince and dried apricot notes. –" (4/1995)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A mature, amber hue. A delicate nose of orange peel, honey, marmalade and almonds. The palate is well balanced with good acidity, notes of tangy marmalade, apple, orange zest and a sprinkling of coconut. This has a nice roundness to it, the oak well-integrated and good cohesion towards the finish. Very fine indeed and drinking perfectly nose. T ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: $69.99 Add To Cart
WS 92 RP 91

2014 Clos Haut Peyraguey, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "This is really dense and powerful with loads of dried botrytis fruits and flavors. Full body, medium sweetness and a long finish. Impressive." (3/2015) 93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Opulent honey notes dominate the flavor of this super-rich wine. A dry core of botrytis gives an almost mineral character to the wine. Full bodied, a blend of apricot and crisp pear notes are generous and concentrated." (4/2015) 92-95 points Wine Spectator: "Unctuous pineapple, nectarine and mango flavors pump along, backed by good ginger and orange zest notes. Solidly built.—" (3/2015) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Clos Haut-Peyraguey 2014 is ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Special Order


1979 Guiraud, Sauternes

***From Broadbent. "Medium-deep amber gold; good, rich, slightly caramelly nose and taste." 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

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