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1988 Port Dundas 28 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (750ml)

Closed by Diageo in 2009, Port Dundas was formerly a grain distillery that operated in North Glasgow, providing the base whiskies for White Horse and Johnnie Walker. Over the years we have bottled a number of wonderful old grain casks for reasonable prices, and today is no exception. This 28 year old beauty is a candyland of excitement. It has flashes of sweet stonefruit and strawberry preserve. The palate jumps from toasted, candied coconut to vanilla shortbread and then back to honey granola and cinnamon sugar toast. There is a glazed nutty finish and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

1988 Margaux, Margaux

95 points Wine Spectator: "This has both sinew and flesh, with taut dried red currant, blackberry and plum skin notes that are forced to expand outward as the core of black tea, charcoal, plum paste and dark humus fills in quickly behind them. The charcoal-tinged grip carries the finish, with more bass than treble at first, but there's perfume here as well. Seriously long and the most overlooked of the truly great vintages here. Drink now through 2025. (JM, Web—2014)" 93 points James Suckling: "Mineral and blueberry skin and flowers on the nose. It's fu ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


1988 Through The Grapevine "Vallein Tercinier" Single Barrel Cask Strength Fins Bois Cognac(750ml)

Through the Grapevine is bringing us some of the most special Cognac the region has to offer. They've gone to the best producers and scoured their chais for top quality brand that is usually bottled with little or no intervention at all. This special cognac comes from a favorite of the store, Vallein Tercinier. The unique Fins Bois producer began selling cognac in 1850 and five generations later the family Tercinier continues to produce astonishingly good Cognac. This brandy is drawn entirely from one single cask distilled entirely in 1988 and never blen ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

Price: $179.99 Add To Cart

1988 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien

93 points Wine Spectator: "Shows plenty of mint, currant and mineral character on the nose. Full-bodied, with big and soft tannins. Plenty of mushroom, berry and fruity character. Opulent and beautiful. (JS, Web-2009)" 92 points Vinous: "The 1988 Léoville Barton has a lovely nose of brambly black fruit, melted tar, tobacco leaf and undergrowth, very traditional in style but after three decades, remaining fresher and more vibrant than many of its peers. The palate is medium-bodied and possesses more fruit and greater density than the Langoa-Barton. I lov ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $179.99 Add To Cart
WS 93 VN 92

1988 Guiraud, Sauternes

91 points Wine Spectator: "Medium-gold color, with aromas of lemon tart, curd, piecrust and honey. Full-bodied, medium sweet, with bright acidity and a long, exciting finish. Balanced and refined. (JS, Web-2009)" 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. The Guiraud 1988 offers the most pleasurable aromatics of the 1980s with a lifted perfumed nose of lanolin, beeswax, brown sugar and quince that all vie for attention. There is a pleasant adhesive scent and fine delineation. The palate is fresh in the mo ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: $99.99 Add To Cart
WS 91 RP 90

1988 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac

93 points James Suckling: "There's licorice here along with mint, some lead pencil and flowers. It's full and round displaying wonderful vanilla and plum flavors. Very silky and refined yet dense and caressing. A beauty, though it does turn a little dry, always revealing its wood." (11/2015) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Very pretty aromas of vanilla, tobacco, berry and chocolate. Medium- to full-bodied, with soft tannins and a berry, chocolate finish. Not very dense. This pales compared with the other top Pauillacs. I never thought this was a perfect win ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $699.99 Add To Cart
JS 93 WS 92

1988 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

95 points Wine Spectator: "Complex aromas of dark chocolate, currant and cigar box. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a mouthpuckering finish. Still very concentrated and chewy. Finishes with loads of ripe fruits, tobacco and cedar. Big and juicy wine. Give it a couple of years still. (JS, Web Only-2009)" 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Ex-cellar bottle tasted blind at the Lynch Bages vertical. There are more red fruits on the nose of the ’88 Lynch Bages rather than black: raspberry, cedar, black tea and a touch of earth. Very good definitio ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco



1988 Darroze Domaine de Lagoue Bas Armagnac (750ml)

This small estate outside of Hontanx produces extremely high quality Baco. The nose is ultra rich and decadent. Some dense fruit but bold fresh and dried spices and roasted coffee and toffee flavors. The front is the balance between the mellow and rich, moving toward the roasted dark flavors and a very long spicy finish.


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

Price: $154.99 Add To Cart

1988 Dartigalongue 30 year old Vintage Bas-Armagnac (750ml)

The oldest house in Bas Armagnac, the Dartigalongue family began to distill in 1813. In 1838, Pascal Dartigalongue founded the first Maison d'Armagnac in Nogaro, the heart of the Bas Armagnac region. In 1870 son Joseph acquired a large vineyard in Salles d'Armagnac near Nogaro. In 1978 great grandson Pierre Dartigalongue created his Museum in Nogaro which houses all the archives of Maison D'Armagnac, including all correspondence since 1838 and a fascinating collection of Vieux Armagnacs in their original bottles, dated 1829, 1848, 1852, 1870, and 190 ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $119.99 Add To Cart

1988 Talbot, St-Julien

Vinous: "The 1988 Talbot is a vintage that I had not tasted for a long time. Now at 30-years old, it has a slightly paler colour compared to the 1988 Gruaud Larose with faint bricking on the rim. The bouquet is very attractive with bright soy-tinged red fruit, sandalwood, clove and a touch of antique bureau. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannin, soft in texture with soy-tinged (again) red fruit, finely judged acidity and a classic, traditional cedar-tinged finish that is maybe just a tad too bitter, though this might be offset accompanied by sui ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $129.99 Add To Cart

1988 Viña Real Reserva Rioja

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "In 1988, Colombia's Cali and Medellín were in the news every other day, George H. W. Bush was elected President of the United States and we all went to see “A Fish Called Wanda," “Rainman” and one of the few internationally-acclaimed films from Spain, “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,” (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios) from director Pedro Almodóvar. In the meantime, 1988 was an Atlantic and tannic vintage (not only in Rioja, I'd say throughout Europe), and that year Rioja had 795 liters of rain ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $59.99 Add To Cart
RP 90

1988 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel Mosel

98 points Wine Spectator: "(original tasting note not published online)" (09/1989) K&L Notes: From Mosel Fine Wines: "AP: 17 89. This bottle had a perfect fill level and the cork was wet up to its half. The wine is slightly orange in color and the nose is somewhat muted at first with notes of flint, candied fruits and honey. After a few minutes, it opens up to show pure orange peel, mango, tangerine and spices (nutmeg and ginger). The wine is still quite rich on the palate and the notes of botrytis are very pure and clean, which give to this wine a gre ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $349.99 Add To Cart
WS 98

1988 La Lagune, Haut Medoc (Very High Shoulder) Back In Stock!
1988 La Lagune, Haut Medoc (Very High Shoulder)

From the WineCellarInsider.com: "Chateau La Lagune produces a refined, feminine style of wine that offers aromatic complexity and elegant textures. Even though the chateau is located in the Haut Medoc appellation, the wine could easily be confused with a Margaux wine in blind tastings. Most vintages do not require years before the wine matures. 2005 was the first vintage since 1990 that brought attention back to the property for its beautiful style of Bordeaux wine and a contender for the top wine of the Haut Medoc appellation. Chateau La Lagune remains ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

1988 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien

92 points Wine Spectator: "Shows outstanding structure and definition. New oak comes through in the coffee and plum aromas and the palate is firm and concentrated, with delicious blackberry flavors. (TM)" (10/1992) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A supremely elegant, dense purple-colored effort, the 1998 reveals aromas of cassis, black raspberries, minerals, and currants. Precise, well-delineated, and medium to full-bodied, with magnificent purity and understated elegance, this noble, restrained wine reveals a tannic finish, suggesting 4-5 mo ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


1988 Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon  Back In Stock!
1988 Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Spectator: "Ripe, supple and very well balanced, with juicy black cherry, currant, spice and cedary notes. Finishes with supple tannins and good length. (JL)" (11/1998)


Inventory: Redwood City

Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

1988 Groth "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (soiled label) Back In Stock!
1988 Groth "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (soiled label)

Wine Spectator: "Successful, with supple tannins and true-to-form Groth Vineyards & Winery flavors, a range of coffee, herb, currant, cedar and spice, finishing with touches of bay leaf, green bean, tobacco and mineral. Complete from start to finish. (JL)" (11/1998)


Inventory: Redwood City

Price: $124.99 Add To Cart

1988 Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac-Leognan (Very High Shoulder) Back In Stock!
1988 Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac-Leognan (Very High Shoulder)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Domaine de Chevalier produced one of the finest wines of this vintage in 1988. It is dark ruby, with an unevolved but generous bouquet of smoky new oak, cassis, and flowers. This fleshy, generously-endowed, medium-bodied wine is the finest effort from this property since their 1983. " (01/1998) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(65% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot and 5% cabernet franc; 12.5% alcohol): Amber-tinged red. Strong notes of torrefaction dominate the delicate red cherry, herb and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


1988 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this bottle of 1988 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (97VN). Vinous: "The 1988 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is one of the many highlights in this tasting. Initially quite reticent, the 1988 turns positively explosive with time in the glass. What a pleasure it is to watch the 1988 develop over several hours. By the end of the night, the 1988 is positively electric. Smoke, black fruit and menthol inform the deep, powerful finish. (AG)" (02/2014) 

This lot contains the following items:
1988 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)


End Date: Nov 18 2018 10:00AM PT

Current Bid: $121.00
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VN 97

1988 La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1988 La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "In spite of the lofty price, this wine ranks as one of the best 1988 Cabernets I have tasted. Impressively dark ruby/purple-colored, the nose offers aromas of black-cherries, spices, herbs, and toasty oak. (RP)" (02/1992) 

This lot contains the following items:
1988 La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 2)


End Date: Nov 18 2018 3:30PM PT

Current Bid: $156.00
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1988 Rieussec, Sauternes
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 1988 Rieussec, Sauternes (95RP, 90ST, 90WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted in Sauternes with Charles Chevalier, the 1988 Rieussec is a vintage that Chevalier himself claimed to be his favorite. I can understand why. It has an unerringly youthful bouquet with vibrant citrus fruit, wild honey, mandarin and mineral scents, a bouquet that seems to have electricity flowing through it. The same can be said for the palate that is full of tension and vigor, almost clinical in terms of focus with alluring viscosity and wonderful length. This bowled me over with its charm and breeding. Hunt a bottle down and share with your best friends—this is a superlative Rieussec, one of the best produced. (NM)" (01/2017) 

This lot contains the following items:
1988 Rieussec, Sauternes (qty: 6)


End Date: Nov 22 2018 6:00PM PT

Current Bid: $360.00
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RP 95 ST 90 WS 90

1988 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1988 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac (93JS, 92WS). James Suckling: "There's licorice here along with mint, some lead pencil and flowers. It's full and round displaying wonderful vanilla and plum flavors. Very silky and refined yet dense and caressing. A beauty, though it does turn a little dry, always revealing its wood." (11/2015) 

This lot contains the following items:
1988 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac (qty: 2)


End Date: Nov 22 2018 7:00PM PT

Current Bid: $590.00
Place Bid
JS 93 WS 92

Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

1988 Léoville Las Cases, St-Julien
Bid on this bottle of 1988 Léoville Las Cases, St-Julien (95WS, 92RP). Wine Spectator: "Wow. Really youthful on the nose, with currant, blackberry and hints of vanilla bean. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and lots of mint and fruit. Goes on for a long time. Surprisingly youthful. Give it a couple of years. So focused and beautiful. (JS, Web-2009)" 

This lot contains the following items:
1988 Léoville Las Cases, St-Julien (qty: 1)


End Date: Nov 17 2018 11:00AM PT

Current Bid: $146.00
Place Bid
WS 95 RP 92

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