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1996 Corbin Michotte, St-Emilion Top Pick!
1996 Corbin Michotte, St-Emilion

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This wine follows in the style of most Corbin-Michottes, even though the vintage had a tendency to produce tannic, hard wines. However, Corbin-Michotte seems to always aim for ripeness, and a seductive, forward fruity style with no hard edges. The dark ruby-colored 1996 is round and soft, with plenty of herb-tinged berry fruit intermixed with smoke and earth. (RP)" (4/1999)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

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 » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
RP 88 - 90

1996-2000 Monbousquet, St-Emilion Vertical
Bid on this 5-bottle lot 1996-2000 Monbousquet, St-Emilion Vertical, including 1-bottle of 1996 Monbousquet, St-Emilion (90RP), 1-bottle of 1997 Monbousquet, St-Emilion (90RP), 1-bottle of 1998 Monbousquet, St-Emilion (94RP, (90-91ST), 91WS), 1-bottle of 1999 Monbousquet, St-Emilion (94RP, 91ST, 91WS), and 1-bottle of 2000 Monbousquet, St-Emilion (93RP, 92ST). Of the 1998 Monbousquet, St-Emilion,Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: "Yields of 28-30 hectoliters per hectare are among the lowest in St.-Emilion, which no doubt accounts for the wine's explosive richness. The final blend, 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Cabernet Franc, was bottled unfined and unfiltered after 18 months in 100% new oak, with aging on the lees. It boasts a saturated plum/purple color in addition to an exotic bouquet of Asian spices, plum liqueur, prunes, and blackberries. Extremely full-bodied, unctuously-textured, structured, and well-defined, this spectacular achievement will drink well young, y 

This lot contains the following items:
1996 Monbousquet, St-Emilion (qty: 1)
1997 Monbousquet, St-Emilion (qty: 1)
1998 Monbousquet, St-Emilion (qty: 1)
1999 Monbousquet, St-Emilion (qty: 1)
2000 Monbousquet, St-Emilion (qty: 1)


End Date: Jul 4 2015 10:30AM PT

Current Bid: $320.00
Place Bid
RP 90 - 94 ST 92 WS 91

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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

1996 Pontet-Canet Pauillac

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


Inventory: Main Warehouse


1996 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan

Jancis Robinson: "Subtle maturation on the nose. Very lively and dancing with good core of fruit. Good for now but supported by exceptionally fine tannins. Delicate, dancing. 18/20 points." (9/2006) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1996 has turned out beautifully from the bottle. It is an exceptionally elegant wine, with well-integrated oak, and tobacco-tinged, cherry and cassis fruit. It appears to be a return to the style of the seventies and early eighties. Lush, with excellent concentration, a beautiful texture, and a flattering, potentially complex aromatic profile, this medium-bodied wine should ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

1996 Latour, Pauillac

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-black in color, the 1996 is classic Latour at its utmost. The nose offers a tantalizing array of complex notes including dried Chinese plums, toasted nuts, Indian spices and black olive tapenade over a core of dried cherries and aged meat. The palate is pure power that is stunningly balanced giving a generous level of fruit concentration perfectly offset by a high level of very finely grained tannins and seamless freshness. Possessing a finish that just goes on and on, this is as good as it gets." (11/2012)96 points Wine Spectator: "Fabulous aromas of crushed raspberrie ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


1996 Latour, Pauillac
Bid on this bottle of 1996 Latour, Pauillac (100RP, 96WS, 95ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-black in color, the 1996 is classic Latour at its utmost. The nose offers a tantalizing array of complex notes including dried Chinese plums, toasted nuts, Indian spices and black olive tapenade over a core of dried cherries and aged meat. The palate is pure power that is stunningly balanced giving a generous level of fruit concentration perfectly offset by a high level of very finely grained tannins and seamless freshness. Possessing a finish that just goes on and on, this is as good as it gets." (11/2012) 

This lot contains the following items:
1996 Latour, Pauillac (qty: 1)


End Date: Jul 5 2015 5:30PM PT

Current Bid: $585.00
Place Bid
RP 100 WS 96 ST 95

1996 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe
Bid on this bottle of 1996 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe (94ST, 93RP, 90WS). Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated deep ruby. Ineffable aromas of black fruits, minerals, licorice and Havana tobacco. Rich, dense and thick; powerful but harmonious. Layered texture over a strong backbone. Very long on the palate, with thoroughly ripe, noble cabernet tannins. Superb." (06/1999) 

This lot contains the following items:
1996 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe (qty: 1)


End Date: Jul 9 2015 10:00AM PT

Current Bid: $125.00
Place Bid
ST 94 RP 93 WS 90

1996 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated deep ruby. Ineffable aromas of black fruits, minerals, licorice and Havana tobacco. Rich, dense and thick; powerful but harmonious. Layered texture over a strong backbone. Very long on the palate, with thoroughly ripe, noble cabernet tannins. Superb." (6/1999)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made from 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot, this is a huge, backward wine. The 1996 possesses an opaque purple color, as well as pure aromatics consisting of cassis, grilled herbs, coffee, and toasty new oak. Massive in the mouth, and one of the most structured and concentrated young C ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


1996 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1996 exhibits a dark plum/ruby/purple color that is just beginning to lighten at the edge, surprisingly velvety tannins and a classic Pauillac bouquet of lead pencil shavings, cedarwood, black currants, sweet cherries and spice box. This medium to full-bodied, elegant, savory, broad wine is still five years away from full maturity. It should continue to drink well for another 10-15 years. (RP)" (8/2011)92 points Wine Spectator: "This is much more open than the 1995. Offers aromas and flavors of currant, mint and spices. Full-bodied, soft and velvety, with a fruit finish. Starti ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


1996 Palmer, Margaux

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet colour going a little brick. The nose is very forthcoming with a good intensity of earthy loam and black truffle aromas mingled with dark cherry, leather, tar and black olive. Medium to high acidity and a medium+ level of very fine tannins. Great balance. Long finish. (LPB)" (3/2010)90 points Wine Spectator: "Gorgeous aromas of currant and flowers follow through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a medium finish. A little more bottle age will open it even more. Very pretty.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2008. (Web-2007)"  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $199.99 Add To Cart
RP 93 WS 90

1996 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien

Wine Spectator: "Blackberry, floral and dark chocolate follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a fresh finish. (Web-2007)" K&L Notes: This property is owned by the legendary Anthony Barton, owner of both Langoa- and Leoville-Barton. It's also created by the same staff as Leoville-Barton, a winemaking team that has few rivals anywhere in the world. 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

1996 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien (Previously $430.00)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A profound Leoville Las Cases, it is one of the great modern day wines of Bordeaux. This wine's hallmark remains a sur-maturite (over-ripeness) of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Yet the wine has retained its intrinsic classicism, symmetry, and profound potential for complexity and elegance. The black/purple color is followed by a spectacular nose of cassis, cherry liqueur, pain grille, and minerals. It is powerful and rich on the attack, with beautifully integrated tannin, massive concentration, yet no hint of heaviness or disjointedness. As this wine sit ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


1996 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 1996 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac (93RP, 92WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is unquestionably a profound Grand-Puy-Lacoste, but it is excruciatingly backward. It reveals an essence of creme de cassis character which sets it apart from other Pauillacs. The wine is displaying plenty of tannin, huge body, and sweet black currant fruit intermixed with minerals and subtle oak. Massive, extremely structured, and with 25-30 or more years of longevity, this immensely-styled Grand-Puy-Lacoste will require 7-8 years of patience, perhaps longer. A superb, classic Pauillac. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030. (RP)" (04/1999) 

This lot contains the following items:
1996 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac (qty: 3)


End Date: Jul 10 2015 3:00PM PT

Current Bid: $285.00
Place Bid
RP 93 WS 92

1996 Canon La Gaffeliere, St-Emilion

90-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated opaque ruby. Rich berry, smoke and game aromas. Lush, sweet blackberry flavor in the mouth, with a seamless velvety texture, density and ripeness of tannins that are extraordinary for a right-bank wine from this vintage. Very long on the aftertaste." (4/1998)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is one of St.-Emilion's most impressively constituted and expressive wines. From its saturated purple color, to its soaring aromatics (pain grille, jammy black fruits, chocolate, roasted coffee, and smoke), this full-bodied, meaty, chewy, powerful wine is loaded with extract, sweet tann ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City

Price: $99.99 Add To Cart
ST 90 - 92 RP 90

1996 Lanessan, Haut-Médoc Back In Stock!
1996 Lanessan, Haut-Médoc

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A sleeper of the vintage, Lanessan's 1996 boasts an impressively saturated dark ruby/purple color, and knock-out aromatics of melted chocolate, asphalt, and cassis. Deep, rich, and medium-bodied, with excellent concentration and purity, this impressively-endowed, flavorful, well-structured wine should be at its finest between 2004-2016." (4/1999) Wine Spectator: "A pretty nose of currants and blackberries. Medium-bodied, with firm tannins and plenty of fruit, but a slightly short finish. A very good wine from Lanessan. Best after 2000." (1/1999) K&L Notes: Lanessan has produced some of... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

1996 d'Issan, Margaux

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This property continues to reassert itself, with a renewed commitment to quality. The 1996 d'Issan has turned out beautifully in bottle. It exhibits a dark ruby/purple color as well as an elegant, floral, blackberry, and smoky-scented nose. The wine is medium-bodied and complex in the mouth, with subtle new oak, gorgeously ripe, sweet black currant fruit, and well-integrated tannin and acidity. This quintessential Margaux-styled wine is elegant and rich. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2020." (4/1999) K&L Notes: Plenty of blackberry, currant, and cherry character. Medium ... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $119.99 Add To Cart

1996 Pavillon Rouge, Margaux

Jancis Robinson: "Mid ruby with quite a bit of development at the rim. Quite delicate and fragile on the nose. Definitely ready to drink. Quite lightweight and sweet and the fruit seems to be past its most concentrated stage. Not much tannin in evidence. Hint of fresh mint. Revitalising. Silky." (9/2011) Wine Spectator: "Lovely aromas of berries, light vanilla and cedar follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a slightly austere finish. (Web-2007)" K&L Notes: 1996 was a phenomenal year for Château Margaux and the Pavillon Rouge is one of the most delicious wines from the entire Ma... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $129.99 Add To Cart

Meyney, St-Estèphe Tasting Lot
Bid on this 5-bottle lot of 0 Meyney, St-Estèphe Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 1983 Meyney, St-Estèphe (92WS), 1-bottle of 1988 Meyney, St-Estèphe, 1-bottle of 1989 Meyney, St-Estèphe (93WS, 90RP), 1-bottle of 1996 Meyney, St-Estèphe, and 1-bottle of 2003 Meyney, St-Estèphe (93JS, 91WS). Of the 1989 Meyney, St-Estèphe,Wine Spectator writes: "Dark-colored, sporting loads of minty, berry and chocolate aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, with plenty of velvety tannins and a long, rich finish. Built for aging.--1989 Bordeaux horizontal. Best after 2005." (05/1999) 

This lot contains the following items:
1983 Meyney, St-Estèphe (qty: 1)
1988 Meyney, St-Estèphe (qty: 1)
1989 Meyney, St-Estèphe (qty: 1)
1996 Meyney, St-Estèphe (qty: 1)
2003 Meyney, St-Estèphe (qty: 1)


End Date: Jul 9 2015 12:30PM PT

Current Bid: $175.00
Place Bid
JS 93 WS 91 - 93 RP 90

1996 Margaux, Margaux
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1996 Margaux, Margaux (99RP, 96ST, 95WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1996 Chateau Margaux, which was bottled in September 1998, is undoubtedly one of the great classics produced under the Mentzelopoulos regime. In many respects it is the quintessential Chateau Margaux, as well as the paradigm for this estate, combining measured power, extraordinary elegance, and admirable complexity. I tasted the wine of three separate occasions in January, and in short, it's a beauty! The color is opaque purple. The wine offers extraordinarily pure notes of blackberries, cassis, pain grille, and flowers, gorgeous sweetness, a seamless personality, and full body, with nothing out of place." (04/1999) 

This lot contains the following items:
1996 Margaux, Margaux (qty: 2)


End Date: Jul 8 2015 5:00PM PT

Current Bid: $1200.00
Place Bid
RP 99 ST 96 WS 95

1996 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated ruby-red. Pure, highly perfumed aromas of black cherry, currant, plum, minerals, tobacco, leather and fresh herbs. Very ripe, suave and spicy; at once subtle and gripping. Lovely Cabernet character dominating today. Very firm, long finish is youthful but not hard-edged. Showing extremely well." (8/2002)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Dark ruby-colored, with a complex nose of dried herbs, Asian spices, and black cherry jam intermixed with cassis, it possesses outstanding purity, and considerable tannin in the finish. This classic, medium to full-bodied, traditionally made wine ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


1996 Suduiraut, Sauternes

89 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Slight SO2 and a whiff of licorice on the nose. Fat, oaky and moderately thick; fairly sweet but doesn't offer the shape or depth of flavor of the '97. The finish, though, is ripe, honeyed and long." (8/1999) Jancis Robinson: "Bright gold. Pretty simple on the nose. Very big and barley sugar on the palate. You couldn’t fail to like this even if it not one of the subtlest. Chewy end. (17/20 points JR)" (6/2011) K&L Notes: Pineapple aromas and up-front fruit on the palate. Very honeyed and rich. A powerhouse. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
ST 89

1996 Haut-Batailley, Pauillac

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


Inventory: Redwood City


1996 Raymond Lafon, Sauternes

Robert Parker says: "Raymond-Lafon is a name to watch in the Sauternes district, particularly if one is looking for a wine that is close to the brilliance and majestic richness of Yquem for less than one-third the price. This small estate abuts Yquem's vineyard and has an excellent reputation. …Unfortunately, the wine is extremely difficult to find because of the tiny production (1,300 cases) and the fact that the proprietor Pierre Meslier sells much of it to private clients in Europe." The estate of Raymond-Lafon fell into neglect, and it was not unt... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $59.99 Add To Cart

1996 d'Yquem, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Wine Spectator: "This leans toward the tropical side, with mango and guava notes out front, while maple, date, blood orange and citrus oil flavors fill in behind. The finish kicks into another gear, taking off with honeysuckle, orange blossom and frangipane accents. Has almost unbridled power today, while maintaining serious cut. A very impressive showing in a rather overlooked vintage.—Non-blind Yquem vertical (July 2014). Drink now through 2035." (2/2014)95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Compared with the flamboyant aromatics of the 1997, Yquem's 1996 plays it closer to the vest, although there is a lot ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $249.99 Add To Cart
WS 96 RP 95

1996 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (1.5L)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1996 exhibits a dark plum/ruby/purple color that is just beginning to lighten at the edge, surprisingly velvety tannins and a classic Pauillac bouquet of lead pencil shavings, cedarwood, black currants, sweet cherries and spice box. This medium to full-bodied, elegant, savory, broad wine is still five years away from full maturity. It should continue to drink well for another 10-15 years. (RP)" (8/2011)92 points Wine Spectator: "This is much more open than the 1995. Offers aromas and flavors of currant, mint and spices. Full-bodied, soft and velvety, with a fruit finish. Starti ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


1996 du Tertre, Margaux (1.5L)

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. (RP)" (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." (9/2011) K&L Notes: Neal Martin's notes: "A typical Margaux nose: blackberry and violets. Palate is tannic and very inacc... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $119.99 Add To Cart
RP 88 - 90

1996 Leoville Barton, St-Julien (some exposed corks/torn capsules)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This impressive wine is a classic. Although backward, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to abundant black currant fruit intertwined with spicy oak and truffle-like scents. The wine is brilliantly made, full-bodied, and tightly-structured with plenty of muscle and outstanding concentration and purity. It should turn out to be a long-lived Leoville Barton, and somewhat of a sleeper. However, patience will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030. (RP)" (4/1999)92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full ruby color. Blueberry, roasted nuts, mint and a hint of game on the nose. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


1996 Beau-Séjour Bécot, St-Emilion

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The lavishly-oaked, hedonistically-styled 1996 exhibits a dark plum/purple color. The nose offers up sweet jammy fruit (primarily black currants and cherries) intermixed with toasty new oak. Medium-bodied, with excellent, nearly outstanding richness, a nicely-layered mid-palate, and sweet tannin in the long finish, it needs 2-3 years of bottle age, and should last for 15+ years." (4/1999) Wine Spectator: "An extremely well-done '96. Lovely combination of crushed berries and exotic spices. Medium-bodied, with a pretty balance of fruit and tannins." (1/1999)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $64.99 Add To Cart

1996 La Tour Blanche, Sauternes

Jancis Robinson: "A little curranty and even a hint of rot. But there is lots of interest and energy here. And masses of sweetness – well balanced by acidity. Only just becoming ready to drink. Very heady and peachy." (6/2011) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The light-style 1996 possesses a light golden color, moderate sweetness, and a flinty, citrusy, buttery nose with evidence of coconut, pears, oranges, and pineapples. In the mouth, it is medium-bodied and stylish with considerable elegance. Anticipated maturity: now-2015." (4/1999) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Straw-gold. Peach, pear eau de vie and mint on the cool, slightly high-t ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

1996 L'Eglise Clinet, Pomerol

94 points James Suckling: "It's agreed among most Bordeaux wine lovers that Right Bank, more specifically Pomerol, made good quality but not great reds in 1996. The 1995 was much better for Merlot and Cabernet Franc. So this 1996 Eglise Clinet came as a big surprise when I tasted it. The red shows wonderful complexity and beauty now. It's full body yet refined with black olive and berry character. It's so balanced and fine now. Very pretty. Drink now." (12/2013)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the few profound Pomerols in 1996, l'Eglise-Clinet turned out an uncommonly rich, concentrated wine that is perfor ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


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1996 Rol Valentin, St-Emilion

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This vineyard near both Cheval Blanc and La Dominique has turned in an exemplary performance in 1996. A blend of 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, it boasts a dark ruby/purple color, as well as a sweet nose of black currants intermixed with licorice, toasty new barrel aromas, and smoked herbs. Medium-bodied, rich, ripe, and hedonistically styled, this wine was made from low yields, enjoyed an impeccable elevage, and was bottled without filtration. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2014. (RP)" (4/1999) Wine Spectator: "Good dark color, with berry and mint a ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $39.99 Add To Cart
RP 90

1996 d'Angludet, Margaux (1.5L)

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 » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: $139.99 Add To Cart

1996 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien (3L)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I tasted the 1996 Ducru Beaucaillou on four separate occasions from bottle in January. The 1996 is long, with a deep mid-palate. It also reveals tannin in the finish. This wine is remarkable. It is muscular, concentrated, and classic. Bottled in late June, 1998, it exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color, as well as a knock-out nose of minerals, licorice, cassis, and an unmistakable lead pencil smell that I often associate with top vintages of Lafite-Rothschild. It is sweet and full-bodied, yet unbelievably rich with no sense of heaviness or flabbiness. T ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $1,399.99 Add To Cart
RP 96 ST 94

1996 Clinet, Pomerol (1.5L)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is a backward, muscular, highly-extracted wine with a boatload of tannin, thus the question mark. The saturated plum/purple color is followed by an aggressively oaky nose with scents of roasted coffee, blackberries, and prunes. It is somewhat of a freak for a 1996 Pomerol given its richness, intensity, and overripe style. Medium-bodied and powerful, but extremely closed, and in need of 5-7 years of cellaring, it will be interesting to follow this wine's evolution to determine if the tannin fully integrates itself into the wine's concentrated style. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $199.99 Add To Cart
RP 91