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2014 Labégorce, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

91-94 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Labégorce is round, supple and nicely layered. Smoke, plums, black cherries and French oak meld together in a ripe, racy Margaux built on textured fruit. Sweet floral notes add lift on the layered, sensual finish. This voluptuous Margaux should drink well pretty much upon release. There is a lot to like, that much is clear. The blend is 58% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot. Michel Rolland is the Consultant for Labégorce, which is owned by the Perrodo family. Here, the winemaking style appears to be better suited to the intrinsi ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 La Tour de Mons, Margaux

91 points Wine Spectator: "This assertive red delivers bold flavors, with crisp texture, offering bright black cherry and pomegranate notes over firm tannins. Orange zest acidity carries this through the juicy finish. Drink now through 2020." (3/2012) Jancis Robinson: "40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 55% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot. A bit of Marmite yeast extract and a hint of moss on the nose. Very solid and firm with marked dry tannins after impressively ripe but not sweet fruit. More solid than a stereotypical Margaux but a very creditable wine." (10/2011) James Suckling: "Aromas and flavors of currants, coffee and chocolate fo ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $29.99 Add To Cart
WS 91

2012 Alter Ego de Palmer, Margaux

94 points James Suckling: "This is amazing for the second wine with incredible white truffle, stone and currant character. Purity of fruit on the nose. Full-bodied, silky and refined. Fantastic length. Better in 2018 but almost impossible to resist now. Incredible." (2/2015)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another brilliant example from administrator Thomas Duroux and his team, the intense second wine, Palmer’s 2012 Alter Ego (51% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Petit Verdot), offers up plenty of blackberry and crème de cassis notes along with some spring flowers, licorice and subtle background oak. Opulentl ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


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

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


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $24.99 Add To Cart
JS 90 WS 89

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

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


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2014 Prieuré-Lichine, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Powerful tannins and ripe fruit notes set this wine up for a rich future. It has a dark, brooding quality, with smooth wood flavors and a creamy black-cherry aftertaste." (3/2015) 91-94 points Antonio Galloni: "A wine of total finesse, the 2014 Prieuré-Lichine boasts striking purity in its fruit. The flavors are bright and floral throughout, with plenty of red currant, cherry and raspberry. There is virtually no sensation of tannin. Although perhaps not super-complex, the 2014 is impeccably balanced and harmonious from the very first taste. I imagine the 2014 will drink w ...Read More » 


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2010 Jacques Boyd, Margaux

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


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2009 Brio de Cantenac Brown, Margaux

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


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 91

2014 Giscours, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Pronounced toast aromas follow through to the palate, yielding an assertive smoky toast character throughout. However, this impressive wine’s real potential is the undertow of ripe fruit. It needs cellaring for many years to fully harmonize." (4/2015) 92-93 points James Suckling: "Very pretty cabernet sauvignon character. Full body, fine tannins and a bright finish. Ultra-fine tannins. Tight and caressing. Refined. This is a little more cabernet in the blend that gives detail and direction." (3/2015) 90-93 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh, with pretty cherry and plum fruit, lined with a light red licorice ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Special Order


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

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


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Marquis de Terme, Margaux Top Pick!
2009 Marquis de Terme, Margaux

94 points James Suckling: "Bright, full ruby-red. Sexy, syrah-like aromas of blackberry, violet, smoke, game and underbrush. Densely packed and fine-grained, with lovely inner-mouth floral lift to its crushed berry flavors. A very rich and sweet style of Margaux, but the broad, dusty, building tannins call for some cellaring. Boasts excellent length for a wine from this chateau." (7/2012)93 points Decanter: "Sumptuous cassis and blackberry nose, with a good deal of new oak. Sleek, elegant, poised, with great intensity and purity of fruit. There's spice and vigour on the mid-palate, but it's taut, tight ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


Assorted Bordeaux Tasting Lot
Bid on this 12-bottle lot of Assorted Bordeaux Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 1986 Meyney, St-Estèphe (90RP, 90WS), 1-bottle of 1986 Prieuré-Lichine, Margaux (92WS), 1-bottle of 1988 Certan de May, Pomerol (92RP), 1-bottle of 1989 de Fieuzal, Pessac-Léognan, 1-bottle of 1990 La Lagune, Haut-Médoc (94WS, 91RP), 1-bottle of 1996 Branaire-Ducru, St-Julien (90ST, 89RP), 1-bottle of 1996 du Tertre, Margaux ((88-90RP)), 1-bottle of 1996 Clos de l'Oratoire, St-Emilion (90RP), 1-bottle of 1996 Gloria, St-Julien, 1-bottle of 1998 La Pointe, Pomerol (90WS), 1-bottle of 2003 La Gomerie, St-Emilion (94RP, 91WS), and 1-bottle of 2003 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe (95WS, 94JS, 94RP, (92-94ST), 94WE). Of the 2003 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe,Wine Spectator writes: "Loads of crushed berries, with mineral, lightly toasted oak and licorice. Full-bodied, with big, velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. This is the sleeper of the vintage. Best after 2010." (03/2006) 

This lot contains the following items:
1986 Meyney, St-Estèphe (qty: 1)
1986 Prieuré-Lichine, Margaux (qty: 1)
1988 Certan de May, Pomerol (qty: 1)
1989 de Fieuzal, Pessac-Léognan (qty: 1)
1990 La Lagune, Haut-Médoc (qty: 1)
1996 Branaire-Ducru, St-Julien (qty: 1)
1996 Clos de l'Oratoire, St-Emilion (qty: 1)
1996 Gloria, St-Julien (qty: 1)
1996 du Tertre, Margaux (qty: 1)
1998 La Pointe, Pomerol (qty: 1)
2003 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe (qty: 1)
2003 La Gomerie, St-Emilion (qty: 1)


End Date: Aug 4 2015 7:00PM PT


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. (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. Needs drinking before the fruit fades though." (9/2011) K&L Notes: Neal Martin's notes: "A typical Margaux nose: blackberr... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
RP 88 - 90

2014 Pavillon Rouge, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Unusually, this is almost all Cabernet Sauvignon, yet it is a highly perfumed wine, with fine grain tannins. Acidity and freshness are all around, and there are touches of forward wood notes." (4/2015) 91-94 points Wine Spectator: "Very silky and refined, with supple plum and cassis notes infused with rooibos tea and bergamot hints. The long, floral-edged finish is very fine-grained, with the floral notes expanding quickly as this airs. Gorgeous in feel, with impressive length. Tasted non-blind." (4/2015) 92-93 points James Suckling: "This is very structured and strong for the second wine of Pavillon R ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 Brane-Cantenac, Margaux Top Pick!
2009 Brane-Cantenac, Margaux

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


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $99.99 Add To Cart
RP 95 WE 94 JS 93
WS 92 ST 91
Limit of 12 per customer

2012 d'Issan, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Château d’Issan, builds on the richness of the second wine and adds more body, structure and density. It has an inky purple color and a stunning nose of spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry fruit as well as touches of incense and graphite. Medium to full-bodied and stunningly concentrated, this 2012 is a great success in the vintage, one of the superstars. Moreover, its precociousness suggests it could be drunk in the next 4-5 years or cellared through 2025. I underrated this wine dramatically in my report of April, 2013 (Issue 206). ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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RP 95 JS 92

2014 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

92-95 points Wine Spectator: "Bright and juicy, with a core of plum, blackberry and black cherry fruit, backed by hints of anise and fruitcake. The apple wood edge on the finish gives this spine. Very solid. (Web-2015)" 91-94 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Malescot Saint Exupéry is deep, fleshy and very nicely textured in the glass. Smoke, tobacco, incense and new leather lead to a host of dark red/black-fleshed fruits in a supple, deeply expressive Margaux. Layers of fruit continue to build through to the creamy, inviting finish. Young and bursting at the seams with a real sense of unbridled power, the 2014 is l ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Special Order


2014 du Tertre, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a rich, smoky wine, with medium weight and concentration. It offers spicy notes, solid tannins and swathes of fresh fruit. This is going to be a seriously good wine." (4/2015) 92-93 points James Suckling: "A fantastic Tertre. One of the best in years with so much dark fruit, earth and light meat character. Decadent yet classy. Full body, polished tannins long finish." (4/2015) 89-92 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 du Tertre is intense and powerful from the very first taste. Game, smoke, tobacco, leather and cedar all open up in the glass, adding considerable nuance to a core of dark red stone ...Read More » 


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2014 Margaux, Margaux (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Margaux, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Each year, the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend creeps up—this year it's 90%. Despite the increase, the very fine, elegant tannins seem suspended in the wine. Ample acidity supports the black currant fruitiness, with a firm, impressive structure that promises good aging potential." (3/2015) 94-97 points Wine Spectator: "A light savory cassis bush hint marks the Petit Verdot in this blend, but this is quickly consumed by the Cabernet Sauvignon, with a core of well-endowed cassis and plum fruit harnessed by very long, supple tannins. Gorgeous alder, lilac and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2014 Palmer, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a beautiful, structured wine, with great fruit. Blackberries and currants lie on a bed of structured tannins and firm wood. It is rich, while still presenting ample freshness and acidity. This will age very well." (3/2015) 93-96 points Wine Spectator: "This is reserved in profile now, with crushed red and black currant fruit and lightly singed alder notes. Yet the core is coiled, showing very energetic raspberry and plum coulis flavors, with a lilting violet edge and a long, iron-fueled finish. There’s a very refined backdrop of tobacco and singed juniper, and th ...Read More » 


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2014 Siran, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Siran 2014 has perhaps the most sophisticated bouquet that I have encountered at this stage from this upcoming estate. There is real definition and focus here, more precision than recent vintages have shown. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannin. There is good acidity, energetic and animated in the mouth with a vivacious finish that has class. This is very promising for the future and it may warrant a higher score in bottle. Hopefully proprietor Edouard Miailhe now has the grand Margaux estate on the right tracks after years of inco ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Special Order


2014 Labégorce, Margaux (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

91-94 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Labégorce is round, supple and nicely layered. Smoke, plums, black cherries and French oak meld together in a ripe, racy Margaux built on textured fruit. Sweet floral notes add lift on the layered, sensual finish. This voluptuous Margaux should drink well pretty much upon release. There is a lot to like, that much is clear. The blend is 58% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot. Michel Rolland is the Consultant for Labégorce, which is owned by the Perrodo family. Here, the winemaking style appears to be better suited to the intrinsi ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2014 Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

92-95 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Rauzan-Ségla is shaping up to be a real jewel of a wine. Super-polished and silky throughout, the 2014 is all about nuance. Red cherry, red currant and mint open up in a translucent, beautifully delineated wine. Ferrous and savory notes follow as the wine blossoms in the glass, revealing its depth and resonance. All the elements fall into place in a gracious wine that is at once classically austere, yet also supple and highly expressive, with virtually no sensation of tannin and terrific overall balance. (AG)" (4/2015) 94-95 points James Suckling: "A powerful and dense Rauzan ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Special Order


2009 d'Issan, Margaux

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


Inventory: Hollywood


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

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


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: $109.99 Add To Cart
RP 93 W&S 92

1986 d'Angludet, Margaux

90-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A deep garnet core with heavy sediment. A lovely nose of roasted herbs, dried blood and mulberry. Very engaging. Like the d`Angludet 1983, this must have been sinewy in its youth, but it has softened over the last few years. Notes of tobacco, mulberries and leather. Quite complex and well-balanced. Drinking at its peak now. Superb. Tasted March 2004. (NM-Wine Journal)"  


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $69.99 Add To Cart
RP 90 - 91

1989 Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "At first disjointed and a bit diffuse, the 1989 Rauzan-Segla has turned itself around in bottle and is now an outstanding effort. The very forward nose of black fruits intermixed with Provencal herbs, underbrush, licorice, and new oak is followed by a medium to full-bodied wine with a roasted ripeness, silky tannins, and a long, lusty finish. (RP)" (1/2003)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $139.99 Add To Cart
RP 90

2014 Alter Ego de Palmer, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

92-93 points James Suckling: "Vibrant and fruity with currant, blueberry and spice character. Full yet tight with tension and brightness. Very velvety tannins. Sexy already." (3/2015) 91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This wine boasts great structure, with a dark color and vibrant aromatics from the high proportion of Petit Verdot. It offers dusty tannins partnered with ample acidity, providing great freshness through the finish." (3/2015) 90-93 points Wine Spectator: "Bursts with violet, plum and raspberry fruit, lined with silky tannins and backed by a tantalizing iron hint. Features lovely brisk energy and gorgeous purity. Tasted no ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Special Order


1995 d'Angludet, Margaux

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1995 is a silky, supple, charming, forthcoming wine that is well above its cru bourgeois classification. The color is a healthy saturated deep ruby/purple, and the wine offers up gobs of jammy black fruits intermixed with subtle herbs, spice, and toast. In the mouth, the wine displays excellent richness, a layered, medium-bodied personality, well-disguised tannin and acidity, and a hedonistic mouthfeel. Anticipated maturity: Now-2010. A sleeper of the vintage." (2/1998) Wine Spectator: "Refined, pretty '95. Currants, blackberries and green tobacco aromas. Medium-bodied ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

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2014 Cantenac Brown, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

91-94 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Cantenac Brown is very pretty. A model of total understatement, the 2014 stands out for its terrific overall balance. All the elements are in the right place. Sweet red stone fruit, iron, tobacco and cedar are woven into the silky, exquisitely layered finish. Tasted twice." (4/2015) 92-93 points James Suckling: "A silky red with fine tannins and a beautiful core of ripe fruit. Medium to full body, fine tannins. Polished already." (4/2015) 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Cantenac Brown 2014 is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot. It has a feisty nose compared to its mild-mannered Margau ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Special Order


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

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2014 Kirwan, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Firm and concentrated, this is a dark wine that also has ample fruitiness. The freshness and the structure combine harmoniously, resulting in a dry core of black currant flavor that's framed by layers of bright acidity." (3/2015) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Château Kirwan, which was blended in mid-January and is being raised in around 40% new wood, has an intense bouquet. Tasting it alongside the '14 Gruaud Larose, it does not quite have the same detail, but what I appreciate here is that it is quintessentially "Margaux" those violets bursting from the glass f ...Read More » 


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2014 Marquis d'Alesme, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

90-93 points Antonio Galloni: "Dark cherries, inky blue/purplish, smoke, licorice and tobacco race across the palate in the 2014 Marquis d'Alesme - Becker. Round and supple at the outset, with considerable new oak influence, the 2014 finds a bit more finesse on the finish, where veins of cool, refreshing minerality balance the wine's virility and overall intensity. Layers of fruit continue to flesh out in a distinctly powerful, huge Margaux loaded with personality. The 2014 saw about 5 days of cold soak then 26-28 days on the skins, followed by malolactic fermentations that were done ...Read More » 


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1998 Palmer, Margaux

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Very deep garnet colour. Smokey / spicy aromas with some sweaty saddles, cloves and white pepper complimenting the core of warm cassis. The medium+ bodied wine is quite muscular with concentrated, somewhat masculine / savoury fruit juxtaposed by the elegance of structure. Medium to firm very fine tannins and medium+ acidity. Long finish. (LPB)" (5/2010) 90-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby-red. Dark berries, roasted nuts, mocha, espresso and bitter chocolate on the nose. Very concentrated and bright, with the flavors framed by firm tannic spine. Showing a bit more grip today than th ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


1989 d'Angludet, Margaux

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


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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1990 d'Angludet, Margaux

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


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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2014 Alter Ego de Palmer, Margaux(1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

92-93 points James Suckling: "Vibrant and fruity with currant, blueberry and spice character. Full yet tight with tension and brightness. Very velvety tannins. Sexy already." (3/2015) 91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This wine boasts great structure, with a dark color and vibrant aromatics from the high proportion of Petit Verdot. It offers dusty tannins partnered with ample acidity, providing great freshness through the finish." (3/2015) 90-93 points Wine Spectator: "Bursts with violet, plum and raspberry fruit, lined with silky tannins and backed by a tantalizing iron hint. Features lovely brisk energy and gorgeous purity. Tasted no ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Special Order


1995 d'Angludet, Margaux (1.5L)

Next to impossible to find a '95 of this quality for the price. Awesome! According to Robert Parker: "The 1995 is a silky, supple, charming, forthcoming wine that is well above its cru bourgeois classification. The color is a healthy saturated deep ruby/purple, and the wine offers up gobs of jammy black fruits intermixed with subtle herbs, spice, and toast. In the mouth, the wine displays excellent richness, a layered, medium-bodied personality, well-disguised tannin and acidity, and a hedonistic mouthfeel. Anticipated maturity: Now-2010. A sleeper of t... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City

Price: $139.99 Add To Cart

2005 & 2009 Lascombes, Margaux Tasting Lot
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2005 & 2009 Lascombes, Margaux Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 2005 Lascombes, Margaux (95RP, 94W&S, 93WS) and 2-bottles of 2009 Lascombes, Margaux (94JS, 94RP, 92ST, 92WE). Of the 2005 Lascombes, Margaux,Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: "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." (04/2008) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Lascombes, Margaux (qty: 1)
2009 Lascombes, Margaux (qty: 2)


End Date: Jul 30 2015 3:00PM PT


2005 Marguax Tasting Lot
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2005 Marguax Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 2005 Lascombes, Margaux (95RP, 94W&S, 93WS) and 1-bottle of 2005 Kirwan, Margaux (93WE, 93WS, 91ST, 90RP). Of the 2005 Lascombes, Margaux,Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: "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." (04/2008) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Kirwan, Margaux (qty: 1)
2005 Lascombes, Margaux (qty: 1)


End Date: Aug 6 2015 12:30PM PT


2000 Pavillon Rouge, Margaux

94 points Wine Spectator: "Glorious aromas of freshly picked raspberries, with tiny hints of cream and minerals. Full-bodied, with superfine tannins and a long, long finish of berries and cherries. Super second wine from Margaux. Best Pavillon Rouge I have ever tasted. Best after 2010." (3/2003) 89-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium ruby. Perfumed, subtle aromas of dark berries, spices, cedar and lead pencil; unusually sophisticated for a second wine. Supple, dense and suave, with lovely layered texture and restrained sweetness. Very densely packed and serious for Pavillon Rouge, but with no loss of finesse. Fini ...Read More » 


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WS 94 ST 89 - 92

1999 Margaux, Margaux

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


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1999 Margaux, Margaux
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1999 Margaux, Margaux (94RP, 93ST, 93WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The sexy, dark plum/purple-colored 1999 Margaux is already revealing complex aromatics. This surprisingly charming and round offering is reminiscent of a vintage such as 1985. Although neither a blockbuster nor a heavyweight, it grows in the mouth revealing tremendous length as well as purity. Administrator Paul Pontallier prefers it to the more austere 1998, as do I. This is an archetypical Chateau Margaux of richness, finesse, balance, and symmetry. It can be drunk young, but promises to age nicely for two decades. Extrapolating backwards, it would probably have something in common with the underrated 1962 Medocs. (RP)" (04/2002) 

This lot contains the following items:
1999 Margaux, Margaux (qty: 2)


End Date: Aug 3 2015 5:00PM PT

Current Bid: $675.00
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RP 94 ST 93 WS 93

1981 Margaux, Margaux

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


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WS 95 RP 91

2002 Margaux, Margaux

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Performing better from bottle than at any time in cask (which of course is the objective of great winemaking, isn’t it?), this wine reveals a dense ruby/purple color in a style somewhat reminiscent of the 1988 but with more power, concentration, and volume. It has a beautifully elegant nose of black fruits intermixed with truffle, flower, and oak. The wine is medium to full-bodied, dense, with wonderful precision, freshness, and a long, full-bodied finish with impressive levels of concentration. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030. (RP)" (4/2005)92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright, deep ...Read More » 


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2013 Alter Ego de Palmer, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

90-92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. While the wood is currently forward, what is attractive about this wine is its fresh and fruity character. It has bright acidity, deep black-currant flavors and good freshness, with just an undertow of tannin." (4/2014) 88-90 points Antonio Galloni: "Red cherry jam, raspberries, white flowers and spices flesh out on the 2013 Alter Ego. A juicy, succulent wine, the Alter Ego offers lovely up-front fruit married to the bright, lively acidity of the year. Sweet floral notes reappear on the lifted finish. This is a very pretty, feminine wine with plenty of near-term appeal. T ...Read More » 


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2000 d'Angludet, Margaux

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


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WS 89

2000 Margaux, Margaux

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Medium-bodied, with layers of concentration, stunning blue, red, and black fruits intermixed with spring flowers, a subtle dosage of new oak, and a distinctive personality that is elegant while at the same time powerful and substantial, this is a multi-dimensional wine that was extremely approachable and drinkable in both tastings I had of it. The color remains a healthy, even opaque bluish/purple, but there is no reason to hesitate to drink it. It should evolve for another 30-40 years, so there is no hurry either. (RP)" (6/2010)100 points Wine Spectator: "Muscular yet classy. Breat ...Read More » 


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2000 Lascombes, Margaux

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The first of a succession of brilliant wines that have emerged from this previously moribund estate over the last decade, the fully mature 2000 Lascombes is an outstanding effort. Notes of cedarwood, roasted herbs, incense, black cherries, and currants emerge from this medium-bodied, evolved Margaux. Consume it over the next 7-8 years." (6/2010) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright, deep ruby. Sappy aromas of blackberry, violet and espresso. Slightly medicinal but sweet flavors of boysenberry and blackberry. Has a firm spine. This will ultimately merit a score at the higher end of my r ...Read More » 


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Price: $94.99 Add To Cart
RP 90

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