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2005 Guiraud, Sauternes (Elsewhere $75) Top Pick!
2005 Guiraud, Sauternes (Elsewhere $75)

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. " (07/2013) 97 points Wine Spectator: "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 t ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Hollywood San Francisco


2015 Haut Charmes, Sauternes (375ml)

Haut Charmes is a very special Sauternes bottling, made from the younger vines of one of the region's most legendary château. While we aren't allowed to actually reveal the source, it's safe to say its location in the Ciron Valley exposes the Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon fruit to conditions perfect for the development of botrytis. Charming, elegant and an exceptional value for what's in the bottle.


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $11.99 Add To Cart

2015 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml) Top Pick!
2015 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Following a very long harvest stretching nearly two months, the 2015 Château d'Yquem came in at 13.9% alcohol and 144 grams per liter of residual sugar, sporting a pH of 3.65 and six grams per liter of tartaric acid. None of these numbers, however, even remotely begin to tell you how profound this wine is. The nose opens with electric notes of ripe pineapples, green mango, orange blossoms and lemon tart with hints of fungi, lime zest, crushed rocks and jasmine. The freshness on the palate is just astonishing, pe ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2015 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml)
Bid on this 2-half-bottle lot of 2015 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml) (100RP, 99JS, 98VN, (96-98WE), 98WS, 95DC). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Following a very long harvest stretching nearly two months, the 2015 Château d'Yquem came in at 13.9% alcohol and 144 grams per liter of residual sugar, sporting a pH of 3.65 and six grams per liter of tartaric acid. None of these numbers, however, even remotely begin to tell you how profound this wine is. The nose opens with electric notes of ripe pineapples, green mango, orange blossoms and lemon tart with hints of fungi, lime zest, crushed rocks and jasmine. The freshness on the palate is just astonishing, permeating and lifting layer upon layer of tropical fruits and earthy notions, all encased in a sumptuous texture and culminating in a very, very long, mineral-tinged finish. Truly, this is a legendary vintage for d'Yquem. I've been conservative with my drinking window here (2025 - 2065), and I would not be at all surprised if our descendants 

This lot contains the following items:
2015 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml) (qty: 2)


End Date: Mar 29 2019 7:00PM PT


2009 Rieussec, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival)

98 points James Suckling: "Lots of caramel and Seville orange. Apricots, vanilla and sultanas. Intensely sweet on the palate with a deep texture and and good complexity. This Sauternes is wonderfully long and dense with superb purity and precision. Extravagant sweet wine. Drinks amazingly well already now, so why wait?" (05/2013) 98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pale to medium gold colored, the 2009 Rieussec sings of crème caramel, chopped nuts, baked apples and spiced pears with hints of jasmine, peach blossoms and beeswax. Full-bodied, rich ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml)

97 points Vinous: "The 2009 Guiraud is one of the gems of Sauternes this vintage, one of the finest offerings in recent years. It has a wonderful, beautifully delineated bouquet with expressive scents of wild honey, orange pith, Seville orange marmalade and just a hint of pineapple. The palate is beautifully defined with pure botrytised fruit, supremely well balanced with a vivacious, ginger and white pepper tinged finish that lingers long in the mouth. Outstanding. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting. (NM)" (03/2019) 96 points James S ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2001 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml) Top Pick!
2001 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml)

100 points James Suckling: "This is so layered and intense on the palate with lemons and dried pineapple, mango and honey. Full body, very sweet, but it remains tangy and vibrant. Shows such amazing balance and intensity. Crazy finish. Hints of vanilla and apple purée. One of the greatest Yquems ever. All about purity here. " (09/2013) 100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "You may ask: what is the point? Another perfect score for the 2001 d'Yquem. Oh well, why not? This bottle, served blind, reinforced the sheer unadulterated brilliance of this le ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2015 Petit Guiraud, Sauternes

91 points James Suckling: "This has an interesting oolong-tea note plus a lot of citrusy freshness and enough caramel and honey to make for a satisfying experience. Well balanced and easy to enjoy now." (02/2018) Wine Spectator: "Ripe, with lots of orange curd, melon, peach and mango flavors gliding through, laced with a honeyed edge and flowing through a broad, flattering finish. Quite forward. Drink now through 2027. (JM, Web Only-2018)"


Inventory: Main Warehouse Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $24.99 Add To Cart
JS 91

2017 Doisy-Daëne, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

93-97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2017 Château Doisy Daëne is a seriously decadent, thick, opulent beauty that packs serious sweetness in its canned peach, lime peel, and exotic tropical fruit aromas and flavors. While it’s a big wine, it has terrific balance, good density and concentration, and a huge finish. It’s a potential blockbuster Barsac that’s going to have a long life." (04/2018) 93-96 points Vinous: "A wine of real density and weight, the 2017 Doisy-Daëne is positively stunning. It is also likely to require a number of years to be at its best, ...Read More » 


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2005 Raymond Lafon, Sauternes

91-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Barrel tasting, no tasting note given." (04/2008) 93 points Wine Spectator: "This is pure and precise, showing rich apricot, peach and clementine flavors, but great cut too, with a mouthwatering edge that lets chamomile, green plum and honeysuckle notes dance through the finish. Gorgeous.(JM, Web Only-2011)" 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright yellow-gold. Superripe but precise aromas of mirabelle, white nectarine and honey. Supersweet, deep and powerful, with a fat, honeyed charac ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City


2003 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes (375ml)

97 points James Suckling: "This is full body, very sweet with an amazing depth of fruit and spices. Loads of botrytis character. Dried pineapple and apple character. Tight and closed. Best ever from here." (10/2012) 97 points Wine Spectator: "Very, very intense aromas of dried apricot and lemon. Honey, syrup and Golden Delicious. Full-bodied, viscous and very sweet. Pour it on pancakes. Love it. And drink it. Who can wait? *Ranked #6 on the Top 100 Wines of 2006* (JS)" (03/2006) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2003 has a deep amber/gold ...Read More » 


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2002 Suduiraut, Sauternes

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted from the Chateau reserves at the estate. Again, that barley sugar note comes through giving it a Barsac, harmonious with a little mandarin and some lemon curd. Still a little tight. The palate is balanced with ripe honeyed fruit, orange rind and a touch of Seville orange marmalade. Nice taut finish with good acidity, the mineralite compensating for a lack of depth. Very fine for the vintage. (NM)" (09/2011) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Ultraclean, with apple, vanilla and honey aromas that follow through to ...Read More » 


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Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
RP 91 WS 90

2006 de Fargues, Sauternes

95 points Wine Spectator: "This is really attention-getting, with a seamless toasted coconut note weaving through lush tarte tartine, creamed apricot and heather flavors. As exotic as the flavors are, they are tightly focused and framed by a mouthwatering date note, with a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2030. (JM, Web Only-2012)" 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "A firm, densely structured wine, with the sweetness turned as much into richness. The flavors are of Seville orange zest, the richness coming from honey and almonds, balanced with dry ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Hollywood San Francisco


2007 d'Yquem, Sauternes Top Pick!
2007 d'Yquem, Sauternes

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


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Suduiraut, Sauternes (375ml)

97 points James Suckling: "What a wine for the vintage, with spices and furniture wax undertones, then dried citrus fruit. Great intensity in this, powerful stuff. Perhaps the best 2005." (04/2012) 96 points Wine & Spirits: "Bright gold. Perfectly balanced. Not sweet, and yet explosively sweet with flavors of fresh nectarine, scents of jasmine and honeysuckle. The sweetness pours out of the freshness, so it's impossible to taste them apart. The flavors last, perhaps because it's the kind of wine you'll want to roll around in your mouth over and over. G ...Read More » 


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2005 Rieussec, Sauternes (375ml)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Rieussec is a blend of 90% Sémillon, 8% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle picked between 23 September and 27 October. It has a fabulous bouquet that is mineral-rich and tensile. The palate repeats its performance from last year: focused, tense, laden with botrytis-rich fruit with a crystalline and sorbet-fresh finish that seals the deal. One of the best releases from the estate in recent years. (NM)" (01/2017) 96 points Wine Spectator: "Shows enticing aromas of toffee, cream, dried apricot and caramel. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Hollywood


2009 Suduiraut, Sauternes (375ml)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pale gold in color, the 2009 Suduiraut slowly, seductively unfurls to reveal provocative notions of dried pineapple, quince paste, chamomile tea and almond croissant with touches of honeycomb and allspice. Rich, bold and satiny textured in the mouth, the palate explodes with exotic spices, framed by seamless freshness and finishes with epic length and depth. In a word—yum! (LPB)" (03/2019) 96 points Wine Enthusiast: "The new-wood smokiness is an important element of this creamy-textured wine. The richness bares ...Read More » 


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2013 Doisy-Daëne, Sauternes

93-96 points Vinous: "A model of total grace and understatement, the 2013 Doisy-Daëne is drop-dead-gorgeous. Freshly cut white flowers, mint, sweet spices, pears and lychee all meld together in the glass in an effortless, gracious wine. The soft, intensely floral, crystalline finish makes it impossible to resist a second taste. The 2013 Doisy-Daëne impresses for its superb drinkability. If I was going to buy only one moderately-priced Sauternes in 2013, Doisy-Daëne would be it. (AG)" (04/2014) 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Denis Dubourdi ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2009 d'Yquem, Sauternes Top Pick!
2009 d'Yquem, Sauternes

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pale to medium gold colored, the 2009 d'Yquem bursts from the glass with gregarious crème caramel, allspice, dried apricots, mandarin peel and pineapple upside down cake scents plus a fragrant undercurrent of fungi, acacia honey, candied ginger, musk perfume and frangipani. Full-bodied and full-on hedonic in the mouth, the rich, tightly wound layers are still amazingly youthful with bags of citrus sparks and an incredibly long, perfumed finish. Possessing a residual sugar of 157 grams per liter and 13.6% alcohol ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2016 Coutet, Sauternes

97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "One of the top sweet wines in this report is the 2016 Château Coutet, which has the vintage’s plush, opulent style as well as thrilling purity and good acids. Pineapple, white flowers, sugared peach, and honeyed notes all emerge from this full-bodied, layered, balanced Barsac that’s already impossible to resist yet will evolve gracefully 2+ decades." (02/2019) 95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine is dense, mingling spicy nutmeg along with superb ripe honey and marmalade flavors. With its balanced acidity and opulence, it is ...Read More » 


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2001 Rieussec, Sauternes

100 points James Suckling: "This is a crazy wine! It’s sweet, but not sugary. Mushrooms, furniture wax, spices then dried oranges, lemons, pineapples, and just a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied, with great density and power, yet balanced and refined. So amazing, but give this five to six years still. Pull the cork in 2016. 145 grams RS." (05/2012) 100 points Wine Spectator: "Like lemon curd on the nose, turning to honey and caramel. Full-bodied and very sweet, with fantastic concentration of ripe and botrytized fruit, yet balanced and refined. Electric ac ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2003 Rieussec, Sauternes

97 points James Suckling: "So rich and powerful with so much dried apricots and citrus aromas and flavors. Caramel and toffee. Full and very sweet. Amazing." (10/2016) 92-95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium yellow-gold. Reticent but pure aromas of fruit salad, spices and vanilla, lifted by floral and mineral nuances. Wonderfully honeyed, fat fruit flavors are complemented by cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. The sexy oak treatment gives lift to the wine. A bit youthfully aggressive but very long on the back end, showing vanillin oak ...Read More » 


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1990 Guiraud, Sauternes Back In Stock!
1990 Guiraud, Sauternes

91 points Wine Spectator: "Very ripe and deliciously sticky. Dark gold color with an amber hue. Dried apricot and orange peel aromas. Full-bodied and lightly sweet, with a ginger and dried citrus finish. (JS)" (08/2000) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. The Guiraud 1990 has a typical oleaginous bouquet of brown sugar, lanolin, quince and dried orange peel that opens nicely during aeration. The palate is full-bodied with good botrytis levels, and suggestive scents of dried mango, spice, brown sugar and qui ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $89.99 Add To Cart
WS 91

2016 Rieussec, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "A step up over the Carmes de Rieussec, the beautiful 2016 Château Rieussec has remarkable purity and freshness while still packing beautiful depth of fruit. Honeyed peach, apricot, flower oil, and even a hint of wet stone all emerge from this full-bodied, thick, opulent effort. I love it. It has a rounded, sexy style ideal for drinking any time over the coming 15-20 years. The 2016 is a final blend of 83% Sémillon, 12% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscadelle." (02/2019) 97 points James Suckling: "So much botrytis on the nose with spic ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2016 Doisy-Daëne, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "One of the top sweet wines I was able to taste for this report was the 2016 Château Doisy Daëne. It’s a powerhouse of a Barsac, boasting a light gold color as well as a huge, exotic perfume of buttered oranges, tropical fruits, lemon curd, and tropical fruits. Deep, full-bodied, thick and opulent on the palate, it stays relatively light on its feet and balanced. It’s a thrill a minute and doesn’t pull any punches, and I promise it will put a smile on your face. Drink it any time over the coming 20-25 years." (02/2019) 94-96 poin ...Read More » 


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2016 Coutet, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "One of the top sweet wines in this report is the 2016 Château Coutet, which has the vintage’s plush, opulent style as well as thrilling purity and good acids. Pineapple, white flowers, sugared peach, and honeyed notes all emerge from this full-bodied, layered, balanced Barsac that’s already impossible to resist yet will evolve gracefully 2+ decades. " (02/2019) 95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine is dense, mingling spicy nutmeg along with superb ripe honey and marmalade flavors. With its balanced acidity and opulence, it is ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


1988 Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml)

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

Price: $39.99 Add To Cart
WS 91 RP 90

2017 Rieussec, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "This is very focused and an intense with so much spice and dried lemon character with cloves and dry mushroom too. Full body and very sweet yet finishes dry and spice. Harmonious and great." (04/2018) 96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Blended of 83% Sémillon and 17% Sauvignon Blanc, the 2017 Rieussec gives up beautiful notes of orange marmalade, beeswax, acacia honey and yuzu with touches of lemon tart, grapefruit pastilles and musk perfume. The palate is full, rich and unctuous with incredible layers of citrus ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2007 de Fargues, Sauternes

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The de Fargues 2007 delivers 13.9% alcohol and 134 grams of residual sugar. Picking commenced on September 11, with slow botrytis formation and recommenced October 2-24, the picking ale to be conducted at a relatively leisurely pace. It has a very typical de Fargues nose that has lost its tongue at first, but it opens up to reveal a slightly spirituous bouquet with clear honey, pressed flowers, almond and a distant scent of the sea. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins and outstanding delineation. I ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2002 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes (375ml)

90 points John Gilman: "Like the 2005 Doisy-Védrines, the 2002 really showed well at this tasting and was a most delicious example for immediate drinking pleasure. The fine bouquet offers up a stylish mélange of pineapple, honey, orange, soil tones and buttery oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, crisp and shows fine mid-palate depth, with fine framing acids, impressive complexity and very good length and grip on the finish. 2002 is hardly a legendary vintage for Sauternes, but the 2002 Doisy-Védrines is a delicious bottle for drinking now or over ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2014 Coutet, Barsac Top Pick!
2014 Coutet, Barsac

97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Powered by intense botrytis, this wine is opulent and ripe, with spice, yellow fruit and honey flavors. It has just the right balance of acidity to maintain its shape and proportions. It's likely to age well over many years. Drink from 2024. *Top 100 Wines of 2018, Cellar Selection*" (12/2017) 96 points Wine Spectator: "This shows the vivid, racy side of Barsac, with streaming flavors of pineapple, yellow apple, green plum and white ginger, displaying lovely energy from start to finish. Ends with enough honeysuckle and orang ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Hollywood Redwood City


2014 Coutet, Barsac
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2014 Coutet, Barsac (97WE, 96WS, (93-95RP), 95VN, 94DC, 93JS). Wine Enthusiast: "Powered by intense botrytis, this wine is opulent and ripe, with spice, yellow fruit and honey flavors. It has just the right balance of acidity to maintain its shape and proportions. It's likely to age well over many years. Drink from 2024. *Top 100 Wines of 2018, Cellar Selection*" (12/2017) 

This lot contains the following items:
2014 Coutet, Barsac (qty: 6)


End Date: Mar 27 2019 3:00PM PT


1997 Suduiraut, Sauternes (Previously $70)

92 points John Gilman: "The 1997 Suduiraut has reached a really lovely plateau in its evolution and is drinking splendidly at age nineteen. The bouquet is deep, pure and shows lovely secondary layers of complexity in its mélange of honey, fresh apricot, oranges, crème brulée, soil tones and a gentle framing of buttery oak. With air distinctive notes of clove and marmalade blossomed as well on the nose. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, deep and focused, with a fine core of fruit, lovely, zesty acidity and impressive length and grip on the à point fi ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2001 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes (375ml)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Having tasted the Doisy-Vedrines 2001 on numerous occasions, I was expecting great things. Here under blind conditions – it delivered. It has always sported a wonderful bouquet with well defined citrus-driven fruit, augmented by orange blossom and barley sugar scents, hints of lemon curd in the background. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity. Orange peel and apricot abound and lead to a focused and beautifully defined tense finish that contradict this estate's tendency towards fatness and richness. Thi ...Read More » 


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2001 Climens, Barsac (375ml)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Climens 2001 has always possessed a deliriously complex and intense bouquet that is beautifully defined: dried quince and marmalade, honeycomb and antique furniture. There is an inchoate, resinous element that will surely surface over the next decade or so. This is a bouquet that demands attention and in this blind tasting, sticks out from the crowd, a sui generis. Since I last tasted it, the palate has opened up and is beginning to pump on all cylinders. It is wonderfully balanced with fabulous intensity and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2016 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "This almost dry wine is full of botrytized fruit tones. Well balanced, it is likely to turn into a rich, dense wine as it matures, with ample acidity that shines on the finish. (RV)" (04/2017) 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Doisy-Vedrines was tasted on three occasions. The first, the sample seemed a little subdued, although two further encounters attest to a fine Barsac. The aromatics do not quite convey the sophistication of the Doisy-Daene, yet there is purity here, attractive dried honey and quin ...Read More » 


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2016 Suduiraut, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

97 points Vinous: "The 2016 Suduiraut is fabulous. Crème br?lée, passion fruit, tangerine peel and exotic floral notes all race out of the glass. I marvel at how Suduiraut can deliver so much flavor intensity and yet remain so gracious and classy. The 140 grams of residual sugar are very well integrated. This is such a gorgeous wine. (AG)" (01/2019) 95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a dense wine, full of rich fruit, bitter orange and apricot. Its ripe fruit is balanced by the intense botrytis while it is also freshened by the wine's acidity. This ...Read More » 


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2016 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

99 points James Suckling: "A very classic Yquem. Breathtakingly wide spectrum of floral honey, exotic fruit (passion fruit, mango and pineapple), caramel and marzipan aromas. But none of this is a jot too much. In fact, the wine is extremely precise and finely nuanced. Wonderful freshness and textural complexity, in spite of the considerable concentration and extravagance. Very suave and sensual finish that goes on and on. Drink or hold." (02/2019) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Château d'Yquem was picked over four tries through ...Read More » 


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2015 Symphonie de Haut Peyraguey, Sauternes

88-90 points Vinous: "The 2015 Symphonie de Haut-Peyraguey, the château's second wine, is lifted and weightless in the glass, with an airy expression of sweet floral and botrytised notes. Gentle and moderately sweet, the Symphonie will hold considerable appeal for readers who find some of the top Sauternes too sweet or rich. Lightly honeyed notes, baked apple and vanillin add the closing shades of nuance. This is very pretty and nicely done. The Symphonie is 95% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon. Tasted two times. (AG)" (04/2016) K&L Notes: The second wine of ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Hollywood Redwood City

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VN 88 - 90


2015 Clos Haut Peyraguey, Sauternes

93-94 points James Suckling: "A lively and bright Sauternes with dried peach and apple aromas and flavors. Full body, medium sweet with botrytis spice and character at the finish. " (04/2016) 94 points Vinous: "The 2015 Clos Haut-Peyraguey is much more delicate in bottle than it was from barrel. Floral and lifted, with pretty mango, pineapple, apricot and yellow flower nuances, the 2015 is absolutely striking in its beauty. Above all else, what I admire about the Clos Haut-Peyraguey is the expression of richness with no excess weight. This beautifully ...Read More » 


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1988 Rieussec, Sauternes (1.5L)

95 points 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. Hun ...Read More » 


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2005 Rieussec, Sauternes

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind against the Rieussec 2001 as a comparison, the Château Rieussec 2005 has a more airy bouquet at first and here I find more mineralité on the nose, more precision and focus that the Rieussec 2001. The palate is clean and fresh with vibrant acidity, real tension here with marmalade, lemon curd, apricot and cold stone. Wonderful acidity is interwoven throughout this Sauternes that demonstrates real race and sophistication. It is not as rich or as hedonistic as the Rieussec 2001, but I think the slightly ...Read More » 


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2007 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes (375ml)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The palate is vibrant on the entry with impressive weight: hints of orange peel and apricot with a tender, almost understated finish. This improves in the glass, gaining more complexity and nuance and yet never quite demonstrating the sheer ambition as the 2009. Yet I notice even within the limited amount of time at my disposal some melioration in the glass, gaining harmony and tension and so I would not hesitate in decanting this very fine Barsac. (NM)" (08/2015) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine C ...Read More » 


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1998 Raymond-Lafon, Sauternes (375ml)

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." The estate of Raymond-Lafon fell into neglect, and it was not until 1972 that Pierre Meslier, the manager of Yquem, purchased this vineyard and began to rebuild this wine's once fabulous reputation. With a tiny yield of 9 hectoliters per hectare (even less than Y ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

2005 La Tour Blanche, Sauternes

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Extravagantly rich, this is dense and supersweet initially, just balanced with acidity. The botrytis dryness is really not here at this stage, but with its elegant creamy texture, wood flavors still very present. This is still at the very beginning of its development. (RV)" (06/2008) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Château La Tour Blanche has a complex nose with lemon sherbet, orange sorbet, honey and jasmine all soaring from the glass without a care in ...Read More » 


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2007 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted at the château, the 2007 Château Doisy-Védrines does not achieve the same level of precision as the 2006 on the nose, although there is plenty of botrytis here with scents of melted candle wax and white peach. The palate is vibrant on the entry with impressive weight: hints of orange peel and apricot with a tender, almost understated finish. This improves in the glass, gaining more complexity and nuance and yet never quite demonstrating the sheer ambition as the 2009. Yet I notice even within the limited a ...Read More » 


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2009 Rieussec, Sauternes

98 points James Suckling: "Lots of caramel and Seville orange. Apricots, vanilla and sultanas. Intensely sweet on the palate with a deep texture and and good complexity. This Sauternes is wonderfully long and dense with superb purity and precision. Extravagant sweet wine. Drinks amazingly well already now, so why wait?" (05/2013) 98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pale to medium gold colored, the 2009 Rieussec sings of crème caramel, chopped nuts, baked apples and spiced pears with hints of jasmine, peach blossoms and beeswax. Full-bodied, rich ...Read More » 


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2005 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes (375ml)

95 points James Suckling: "This is powerful and racy with lots of class. Full body, very sweet with lots of spicy botrytis character. Intense. Drink or hold." (10/2012) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Classic Sauternes, treading the fine line between sweetness and elegance. Initially, it seems to be dominated by the botrytis, but then sweet fruits also show, with ripe yellow fruits, honey and almonds, touched with citrus. As it develops, the wine will become richer and more intense. (RV)" (06/2008) 92 points Wine Spectator: "There's beautiful ripe fruit ...Read More » 


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2005 d'Yquem, Sauternes

97 points Wine Enthusiast: "This isn’t sweet, but just so wonderfully rich. It’s the concentration of botrytis that makes the wine. The texture is velvet, but with a spicy bite to it. Apricot, honey and marzipan all contribute to a wine that will age over decades. *Cellar Selection* (RV)" (12/2009) 97 points Wine Spectator: "This has a deliciously pure feel, with juicy, inviting green plum, ginger, heather, creamed pineapple and Jonagold apple flavors all melded together and gliding through the lengthy finish, which echoes with lilting flowers and drie ...Read More » 


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