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2005 Balestard La Tonnelle, St-Emilion Top Pick!
2005 Balestard La Tonnelle, St-Emilion

Jancis Robinson: "Fine perfume, becoming more meaty. Really moreish, dry and quite firm. Perhaps a little more structure than fruit." (11/2009) Wine & Spirits: "The aroma is complex and layered with rich cherries and smoky oak tones. This is a smooth-textured, traditional St-Emilion. A bit of bottling sulfur will dissipate as the wine ages, and the tannins will soften up for a steak." (10/2008) Wine Spectator: "Vanilla, licorice and violet aromas follow through to a medium-to-full body, with silky tannins and a medium finish. (Web-2008)" K&L Notes: Wow! This wine has really come around in the last few years. It was a bit ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2005 Valandraud, St-Emilion (Previously $400) Top Pick!
2005 Valandraud, St-Emilion (Previously $400)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is one of the most riveting examples of Valandraud Jean-Luc Thunevin has made over the last fifteen years. Thunevin and his partner, Murielle Andraud (who has much of the responsibility for their brilliant Margaux, Marojallia), exhibit impeccable attention to detail, resulting in an inky/blue/purple-colored 2005 Valandraud boasting a sweet nose of melted chocolate, licorice, graphite, espresso roast, and copious quantities of black cherries and blackberries. Pure, layered, and full-bodied, with gorgeous integration of acidity, tannin, alcohol, and w ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


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


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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Coufran, Haut-Médoc

91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. If you're looking for great, ripe black currant fruits, this is where to come. The wine is full and hugely fruity, but it still manages a good Bordeaux sense of proportion." (6/2006) James Halliday: "Smokiness dominates the nose at the moment but there’s still evidence of fresh and aromatic cassis underneath. Rich and yet juicy...Drink 2010-2016." (6/2007) Jancis Robinson: "Quite a rich nose and some farmyard elements. Solid and straightforward. Quite chewy tannins at present." (4/2006) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep ruby/purple with notes of sweet cherries intermixed with hints of espresso roast and drie ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $28.99 Add To Cart
WE 91 - 93

2005 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac

96 points Wine & Spirits: "Baron was trapped in its oak en primeur, seeming flashy, luscious and soft. Now bottled and shipped, it has the unremitting tannic power of the vintage, balanced by unrelenting purity of fruit that somehow manages to anesthetize the monstrous tannin, to soften the extremely dry, mineral-bound finish into a caress. The wine may be bombastic, but it's also succulent and as sweet as a ripe black raspberry. It's easy to imagine this wine 50 years from now, in impeccable condition." (10/2008)96 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* A great, classic Pauillac, with its dark, dense, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Latour-Martillac, Pessac-Léognan

Jancis Robinson: "Very thick and sweet and a bit furry. Lacks freshness though certainly opulent. (16/20 points)" (2/2009) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A deep ruby/purple-tinged color is followed by aromas of lead pencil shavings, smoke, toasty oak, and sweet black cherries and currants in this medium-bodied Pessac-Leognan. It possesses good acidity, excellent concentration, and a firm, slightly austere, astringent finish. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2025. (RP)" (4/2008) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium red-ruby. Full-blown aromas of plum, mocha, hot stones, camphor and nutty, spicy oak, along with a whiff of leather. Sweet, lush ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

2005 Chasse-Spleen, Moulis en Médoc

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Great, spicy new wood flavors are balanced by the intense, solid fruits and deep, almost brooding tannins. This is a big wine, but it still preserves a good sense of proportion." (6/2006)90 points Connoisseurs Guide: "**One Star** Despite the fact that this wine is 40% Merlot, it comes equipped with tannins more reminiscent of St. Estephe than anywhere else in Bordeaux. It inner pieces are quite lovely, however, and if one is willing to take the decade-long risk that the currant and wild flower character of its aromas and underlying flavors will emerge fully with time, then this wine o ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse


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: Redwood City


2005 Monbousquet, St-Emilion

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From a less than noble terroir in Saint-Sulpice de Faleyrens, Gerard Perse has accomplished miraculous things at Monbousquet. Prior to his acquisition of this property in the mid-nineties, this wine tasted like watered-down Beaujolais, but Perse has turned it into one of the more stunning, modern-styled wines of Bordeaux. A blend of approximately two-thirds Merlot, one-third Cabernet Franc and 8-10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2005 exhibits plenty of toasty oak, roasted herb, meat juice, blackberry, cherry, and spice characteristics along with a touch of inc ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Potensac, Médoc

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine has fine tannins that are relatively soft, with good acidity and dryness. It's not powerful, but with its fine black currant flavor and ripe fruit it shows great style." (6/1/2006) 90 points Robert Parker: "A superb value for Jean-Hubert Delon, the 2005 Potensac has a deep ruby/purple color, a classic bouquet of sweet red and black fruits, as well as gorgeous texture and purity. Medium-bodied and concentrated, this wine behaves like a Medoc cru classe. Moreover, it will age very well for 10-15 years. Very impressive... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $34.99 Add To Cart
WE 92 RP 90

2005 d'Angludet, Margaux

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


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Greysac, Medoc (Previously $22.00)

According to Wine Spectator: "Good fruit with berry, cherry and tobacco character. Medium-bodied, with round tannins and a fresh finish. Very well done for this estate." (Web 06) 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: $19.99 Add To Cart


2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The work that Alfred Tesseron and his winemaking team have done at this estate since 1994 is remarkable. At this fabulous terroir just south of Mouton-Rothschild, Tesseron has made major investments, and instituted incredibly severe selections in both the vineyard and winery. The result is a succession of extraordinary wines. It is difficult to know whether the 2005 Pontet-Canet will ultimately eclipse the hedonism and density of the flamboyant 2003, but it is unquestionably a stunning effort. Inky/black-colored with a classic Pauillac perfume of licoric ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

96 points James Suckling: "This is very dense and tight right now with firm tannins. Currants with cassis, plums and peach. Full and dense, not giving that much. Powerful and intense and structured. It needs at least another five years." (5/2013)96 points Wine & Spirits: "There's a relaxed feel to this wine. Cazes's team can dress Lynch-Bages in the black-tie formality of a first growth, but the wine is still lovely-a touch of gaminess makes it friendly rather than ponderous. There's something ethereal about its tannins, like a chocolate truffle melting in the mouth. (Daniel Llose used 80 percent new oak for ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Soleil, Puissieguin St-Emilion

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Soleil's 2005 displays a gaudy bouquet of black currant fruit and roasted Provencal herbs, a fat, fleshy texture, decent acidity, and sweet tannin. Consume it over the next 5-6 years. (RP)" (8/2008) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright, deep red. Wild aromas of black raspberry, mocha and truffle. Lush and sweet if a bit simple, with flavors of sweet raspberry, mocha and truffle. Finishes with plenty of tannic spine, but the tannins arrive late." (6/2008) Wine Spectator: "Offers gorgeous plum and blackberry character, with hints of flowers. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long, caressing finish ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2005-2006 Sociando Mallet, Haut-Médoc Vertical
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2005-2006 Sociando Mallet, Haut-Médoc Vertical, including 1-bottle of 2005 Sociando Mallet, Haut-Médoc (92ST, 91RP) and 3-bottles of 2006 Sociando Mallet, Haut-Médoc (93WE, 90RP). Of the 2006 Sociando Mallet, Haut-Médoc,Wine Enthusiast writes: " *Cellar Selection* With a high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has both structured and superbly rich fruit. The tannins are firm, but show a sweet, enticing edge to them, giving a full body and classic, fresh black currant acidity. An impressive wine, which definitely needs to age—five years or more. " (03/2009) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Sociando Mallet, Haut-Médoc (qty: 1)
2006 Sociando Mallet, Haut-Médoc (qty: 3)


End Date: Jul 8 2015 3:00PM PT

Current Bid: $115.00
Place Bid
WE 93 ST 92 RP 90 - 91

2005 Certan de May, Pomerol

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. A hugely perfumed wine with smooth tannins. It's impressively ripe, with vibrant black fruits." (6/2006)94 points Wine Spectator: "Blackberry and green tobacco aromas, with hints of coffee bean, follow through to a full body, with big, velvety tannins and a complex finish of dark chocolate and berry. Chewy and muscular, yet caressing and pretty. Best after 2015." (3/2008)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This property has returned to form following a listless period of irregularity that began after a brilliant succession of top wines in the eighties (1982, 1985, 1986, and 1988). Perhaps the finest win ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

95 points James Suckling: "An impressive nose of spices, dark fruits, and fresh forest flowers. Full-bodied, this has a solid core of fruit and super polished tannins. A fabulous wine, showing great structure and harmony, and a long, long finish. Beautiful stuff. Pull the cork in 2015." (3/2011)95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One can’t say enough about the accomplishments the Cathiards have achieved at this property since 1990. Prior to their purchase of the property, appallingly diluted, vegetal, fruitless, charmless wines were produced, but they have turned Smith-Haut-Lafitte into a showcase Pessac-Leognan. The ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac Back In Stock!
2005 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac

95 points Wine Spectator: "* Highly Recommended * Offers fabulous aromas of currant, tar, lead pencil and mineral. Full-bodied, with supersoft tannins that caress the palate. Beautiful and impressive. A fabulous wine. The best Clerc in a very long time. Best after 2014." (3/2008)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Clerc-Milon’s 2005 has moved ahead of its stablemate, d’Armailhac. A blend of nearly equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon (48%) and Merlot (40%), and the rest Cabernet Franc, it exhibits plenty of charcoal, roasted coffee, smoke, blackberry, and cassis notes along with a meaty-like character to its flavors and te ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Rieussec, Sauternes (375ml)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "(no tasting note given)" (4/2008)96 points Wine Spectator: "** Highly Recommended ** Shows enticing aromas of toffee, cream, dried apricot and caramel. Full-bodied, very sweet and thick, with honey and caramel flavors. Long and rich, oozing with sweet, ripe fruit, this is like liquid candy. Best after 2016." (6/2008)94 points Wine Enthusiast: "You get both apricots and honeyed botrytis aromas that are followed through by a dry core, very full-bodied with richness, the sweetness of the yellow jam fruits, apricots and mangoes gliding over the palate. Delicious, and certainly ageworthy." (6/2008)93 points James Suckling: "What a balance in ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 La Tour Blanche, Sauternes (375ml)

93 points Robert Parker. 92 points Wine Spectator: "Subtle aromas of honey, lemon peel, cream, vanilla and apple pie follow through to a thick palate, with lots of sweetness. There's also loads of clove and other spices. Not as exciting as from barrel, but still outstanding. Best after 2011." (03/08) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Yellow-gold color. Sexy aromas of ripe apricot, pear, honey and nutty oak show a distinctly exotic side. Then supersweet and concentrated on the palate, showing more sheer sweetness and power than any p... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Clos de Sarpe, St-Emilion

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Clearly a wine made for future generations, Clos de Sarpe, with its tendency for tiny yields of under 25 hectoliters per hectare, has fashioned a 1,000 case blend of 85% Merlot and the rest old vine Cabernet Franc. Over recent vintages, this wine has been among the most concentrated and formidably tannic and backward made in Bordeaux. A claret for those with 19th century tastes, it offers good purity, ripe tannin, and an extraordinary display of concentration, extract, power, and tannic clout. The 2005 is a mammoth yet incredibly well-balanced St.-Emilio ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City

Price: $89.99 Add To Cart
RP 95 ST 89 - 92

2005 Clos de Sarpe, St-Emilion
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2005 Clos de Sarpe, St-Emilion (95RP, (89-92ST)). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Clearly a wine made for future generations, Clos de Sarpe, with its tendency for tiny yields of under 25 hectoliters per hectare, has fashioned a 1,000 case blend of 85% Merlot and the rest old vine Cabernet Franc. Over recent vintages, this wine has been among the most concentrated and formidably tannic and backward made in Bordeaux. A claret for those with 19th century tastes, it offers good purity, ripe tannin, and an extraordinary display of concentration, extract, power, and tannic clout. The 2005 is a mammoth yet incredibly well-balanced St.-Emilion that represents an anomaly in modern day winemaking. It is a pleasure to see a proprietor push the envelope and create a wine that will be appreciated for 40-50 years. Classic sweet black cherry, licorice, roasted herb, and underbrush characteristics are present in this formidable, full-bodied, powerful wine. 95+ points. (RP)" 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Clos de Sarpe, St-Emilion (qty: 6)


End Date: Jul 7 2015 11:00AM PT

Current Bid: $300.00
Place Bid
RP 95 ST 89 - 92

2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (1.5L)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The work that Alfred Tesseron and his winemaking team have done at this estate since 1994 is remarkable. At this fabulous terroir just south of Mouton-Rothschild, Tesseron has made major investments, and instituted incredibly severe selections in both the vineyard and winery. The result is a succession of extraordinary wines... Inky/black-colored with a classic Pauillac perfume of licorice, black currant liqueur, graphite, cedar, and spice box, it is full-bodied, with magnificent concentration, formidable tannins, and an Arnold Schwartzenegger-like struc ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 d'Angludet, Margaux (1.5L)

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


Inventory: Redwood City


Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2005 Kirwan, Margaux (1.5L) Back In Stock!
2005 Kirwan, Margaux (1.5L)

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


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Lascombes, Margaux

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A gorgeous example of Lascombes, the 2005, a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot, continues the remarkable turn-around in quality that began five years ago. A stunningly opulent wine with a dense purple color, the 2005 possesses a beautiful perfume of spring flowers, blueberries, blackberries, creosote, and graphite, full body, silky but noticeable tannins, a layered mouthfeel, and a stunning, 45+-second finish. This is a brilliant, modern-styled Margaux that should age for 30-35 years." (4/2008)94 points Wine & Spirits: "A joyous Lascombes, this ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Clos du Marquis, St-Julien
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2005 Clos du Marquis, St-Julien (93WS, 92JS, 91RP, 90ST). Wine Spectator: "Fabulous aromas of crushed raspberry, blackberry, mineral and licorice follow through to a full-bodied palate. This is chewy yet silky, with a long, long finish. Balanced and powerful. Best after 2012." (03/2008) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Clos du Marquis, St-Julien (qty: 3)


End Date: Jul 7 2015 1:30PM PT


2005 Giscours, Margaux Back In Stock!
2005 Giscours, Margaux

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "This chateau gets better and better. The wine has power, but it is harnessed by the intense fruits, the blackberry flavors, the density and the wood. With the power, though, comes elegance, resulting in a wine that is ready to develop over many years." (6/2008)93 points Wine Spectator: "* Ranked #94 in the Top 100 Wines of 2008 * Displays blackberry, cherry and hints of sweet tobacco. Full-bodied, with soft, velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Very pretty and solid. This is structured and chewy. Needs time. Best after 2013." (3/2008)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This forward-styled 2005 possesses a den ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Bernadotte, Haut-Médoc Back In Stock!
2005 Bernadotte, Haut-Médoc

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good bright ruby-red. High-pitched aromas of raspberry, flowers and mint. Cool, juicy and leanish but with good lift to the pure red fruit flavors. Ultimately conveys a rather austere impression, with the finish showing a tart quality and firm tannic spine." (6/2006) Wine Spectator: "Tea leaf aromas, with raspberry and blackberry, lead to a medium-to-full body, with soft, silky tannins and a pretty aftertaste. Best after 2008. (Web-2008)" K&L Notes: If you follow Bordeaux you've no doubt heard about Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (we typically shorten that to just "Pich... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2005 Duhart-Milon-Rothschild, Pauillac
Bid on this 5-bottle lot of 2005 Duhart-Milon-Rothschild, Pauillac (94RP, 93WS, 91ST, 90WE). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The finest Duhart-Milon ever made? This structured, tannic, dense ruby/purple-tinged Pauillac offers up hints of cassis, licorice, chocolate, and earth. Medium to full-bodied with good purity, strong tannins, and undeniable elegance, it reveals a character not dissimilar from its renowned sibling, Lafite-Rothschild... It is unquestionably outstanding, but to my taste, slightly less opulent than the estate’s ethereal 2003. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030. (RP)" (04/2008) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Duhart-Milon-Rothschild, Pauillac (qty: 5)


End Date: Jul 10 2015 11:30AM PT


2005 Duhart-Milon-Rothschild, Pauillac

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The finest Duhart-Milon ever made? This structured, tannic, dense ruby/purple-tinged Pauillac offers up hints of cassis, licorice, chocolate, and earth. Medium to full-bodied with good purity, strong tannins, and undeniable elegance, it reveals a character not dissimilar from its renowned sibling, Lafite-Rothschild... It is unquestionably outstanding, but to my taste, slightly less opulent than the estate’s ethereal 2003. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030. (RP)" (4/2008)93 points Wine Spectator: "Dark in color, almost black, with beautiful aromas of spices, blackberry and milk chocol ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac Top Pick!
2005 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac

96 points James Suckling: "This is very 'Mouton.' Aromas of flowers, currants, cassis, and minerals open up to hints of lead pencil on the nose. Full and very dense on the palate, this wine is polished and very friendly. This is beautiful from beginning to end. Find the wine." (4/2011)96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Mouton Rothschild will have to take a back seat to the prodigious 2006, but administrator Philippe Dalhuin deserves considerable credit for pushing Mouton to higher quality levels over recent years. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest mostly Merlot, the dark purple-hued 2005 exhibi ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $679.99 Add To Cart
JS 96 RP 96 ST 95
WE 95 WS 95
Limit of 12 per customer

2005 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made from an unusually high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (78%) and the balance mostly Merlot with a tiny dollop of Cabernet Franc, this superb effort requires plenty of time in the bottle. It boasts an inky/purple color as well as a glorious perfume of licorice, Asian spices, creme de cassis, blackberries, and toasty oak. This full-bodied St.-Estephe is exceptionally powerful, pure, and dense with a layered mid-palate that builds like a skyscraper. While there are massive tannins, they are remarkably velvety and well-integrated in this big, backstrap ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Robert Parker: "This is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon (as ripe and impressive as Madame Gasqueton has ever seen) and 40% Merlot. The Merlot was harvested between September 15-22 and the Cabernet Sauvignon was brought in during the first two weeks of October. The result is a classic Calon-Segur exhibiting a dense purple color, ripe black cherry, cassis, smoke, earth, and new oak characteristics, powerful but sweet tannin, a huge texture, and broad, concentrated flavors. It will undoubtedly close down after bottling. Anticipated maturity: ... Read More » 


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2005 Talbot, St-Julien
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2005 Talbot, St-Julien (93JS, 93WE, 92WS, (88-91ST), 90RP). Wine Enthusiast: "With its big fruit, and hearty tannins, this is a powerful, ripe wine, having great sweet blackberry flavors, a touch of smoke and a black fruit core. Round and opulent, this is a generous wine already." (06/2008) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Talbot, St-Julien (qty: 2)


End Date: Jul 8 2015 3:00PM PT


2005 La Dauphine, Fronsac
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2005 La Dauphine, Fronsac (90RP). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "It’s amazing how good this wine has become since the property was sold by the Jean-Pierre Moueix firm to Jean Halley. The outstanding, sexy, full-bodied 2005 is a 5,000-case blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. With beautiful purity, symmetry, and power as well as elegance, it is a fresh, full, soft Fronsac with sensational concentration and depth. It can be drunk now or cellared for 10-15 years." (08/2008) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 La Dauphine, Fronsac (qty: 4)


End Date: Jul 7 2015 4:00PM PT

Current Bid: $80.00
Place Bid
RP 90

2005 Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux Top Pick!
2005 Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux

97 points James Suckling: "This is a fabulous wine. A very giving wine with an amazing nose of currants, strawberries and flowers. This is a gorgeous wine. Full and powerful, with chewy and ripe tannins and a long, long finish. A serious, structured wine that still needs some time in the bottle. Don’t touch this for another five or six years. Pull the cork after 2016." (5/2012)97 points Wine Spectator: "*#2 on Top 100 Wines of 2008* Very beautiful aromas of crushed berry, flowers, currant and Indian spices follow through to a full body, with ultrafine tannins and a long, long finish. Extremely polished and b ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Poujeaux, Moulis
Bid on this bottle of 2005 Poujeaux, Moulis (93WE, 91W&S). Wine Enthusiast: " An intensely ripe, fruity wine, which is already well integrated. The intense dark fruits are supported by some new wood and grainy tannins. This is powerful, and, with its acidity, should age well. " (06/2006) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Poujeaux, Moulis (qty: 1)


End Date: Jul 6 2015 12:00PM PT

Current Bid: $30.00
Place Bid
WE 93 W&S 91

2005 Haut-Bergey, Pessac-Léognan
Bid on this bottle of 2005 Haut-Bergey, Pessac-Léognan (92RP, 91WS, 90CG, 90ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the finest under-the-radar estates in Pessac-Leognan, Haut-Bergey’s 2005 (a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot) offers up aromas of scorched earth, wet stones, burning embers, charcoal, and copious black currant and cherry fruit. The sumptuous bouquet is accompanied by a full-bodied wine displaying dazzling purity, sweet tannin, and a long, opulent finish. This beauty will be drinkable at a relatively early age for a 2005. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025." (04/2008) 

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2005 Haut-Bergey, Pessac-Léognan (qty: 1)


End Date: Jul 5 2015 3:30PM PT


2005 Brane-Cantenac, Margaux
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2005 Brane-Cantenac, Margaux (94RP, 94WE, 92WS, 91ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is the finest Brane-Cantenac I have tasted in over thirty years. Unusually perfumed and already approachable (atypical for most 2005 Medocs), it reveals a deep plum/purple color as well as a stunningly flamboyant bouquet of smoked herbs, licorice, camphor, black cherries, currants, and notions of plums and blackberries. Elegant with silky tannin and medium body, it is clearly a classic statement on the Margaux appellation. While not a powerhouse, it is beautifully concentrated, stunningly balanced, and surprisingly forward. It could be drunk now after several hours of decanting, but it should age easily for 20+ years." (04/2008) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Brane-Cantenac, Margaux (qty: 2)


End Date: Jul 6 2015 2:30PM PT


2005 Bahans Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan Back In Stock!
2005 Bahans Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan

92 points Wine Spectator: "Soft and balanced, showing lovely velvety tannins and lots of coffee, chocolate, toasty oak and mushroom character, with bright fruit underneath. Full-bodied, round and unctuous. Best after 2013." (3/2008)91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red-ruby. Sexy aromas of black raspberry, smoke and minerals. Fat, plush and seamless in the mouth, with a nicely restrained sweetness to the slowly mounting flavors of raspberry and smoke. The compelling ripeness and sweetness of fruit of the vintage come through loud and clear on the back end." (6/2008) K&L Notes: Barrel tasting notes - 45% merlot, 25% caberne... Read More » 


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WS 92 ST 91

2005 Climens, Barsac (375ml)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "No tasting note given." (4/2008)95 points Wine Spectator: "Toffee, dried lemon rind and tropical fruit on the nose. Full-bodied and very sweet, with a dense palate of candied fruit and a long, sweet finish. Very concentrated. The botrytis spice creeps up on the finish. Best after 2013." (3/2008)94 points Connoisseurs Guide: "There was a time when the best of Barsac would not achieve the heavily concentrated character found in wines from the heart of Sauternes, but, as this wine so handsomely shows, such is no longer the case. Its intensely honeyed, golden apple and ripe peach aromas are nicely complemented by nut ...Read More » 


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2005 Kirwan, Margaux

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Dense and dark, this is an extracted wine with polished fruit. What stops it going over the edge is the delicious sweet fruits, the dense structure and the elegance that gives it shape and aging potential." (6/2008)93 points Wine Spectator: "Has loads of coffee, blackberry and cigar box aromas, turning to crushed blackberry. Full-bodied, with big, chewy tannins and an aftertaste of vanilla, blackberry and espresso. Mouthpuckering. Very concentrated and structured for this wine. Best after 2015." (3/2008)91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright, deep red. Expressive, full-blown aromas of currant, coffee and mocha. Sw ...Read More » 


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2005 Lafaurie Peyraguey, Sauternes (375ml)

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "There's beautiful ripe fruit in this, with pineapple, mango and papaya and hints of vanilla and honey. Full-bodied and medium sweet. Rich and round, with loads of cooked apple, citrus peel and spices. Long and flavorful. Dense and rich. Best after 2012. " (06/08) 92 points Robert Parker and 92 points Wine Spectator: "There's beautiful ripe fruit in this, with pineapple, mango and papaya and hints of vanilla and honey. Full-bodied and medium sweet. Rich and round, with loads of cooked apple, citrus peel and spices. Long and fl... Read More » 


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2005 de Fonbel, St-Emilion

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A sleeper of the vintage, Ausone’s proprietor, Alain Vauthier, produces this beautiful St.-Emilion. It possesses a sumptuous bouquet of crushed rocks, incense, raspberries, boysenberries, and a touch of cherries. Some earthiness intrudes on the palate, but it adds complexity and nuance rather than detracting from the wine’s beautiful fruit. Medium to full-bodied, with admirable elegance and purity as well as ripe tannin, this beauty can be enjoyed over the next 15+ years." (4/2008) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep red. A red berry fruit bomb on the nose and palate, with a compli ...Read More » 


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RP 90

2005 Les Forts de Latour, Pauillac Back In Stock!
2005 Les Forts de Latour, Pauillac

94 points James Suckling: "Very classy with plenty of raspberry, currant, and licorice character. This is dense and compacted on the palate. Leave it for at least two or three years from now." (4/2012)94 points Wine Spectator: "Shows blackberry, coffee, cedar, and raisin on the nose, turning to licorice and fresh flowers. Full-bodied, with refined, silky tannins and a long finish. Balanced and juicy. Builds on the palate, with currant, licorice and mineral character, followed by a powerful finish. An amazing second wine." (3/2008)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Forts de Latour (10,000 cases produced) possesses much of the same char ...Read More » 


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