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1988 Fitte et Laterrade 30 Year Old "Domaine Le Chaou" Bas-Armagnac (750ml)

Fitte et Laterrade is one of a new breed of micro-bottler that's becoming more prominent in this complex region. The incredibly diverse producers of Armagnac across Gascogne have previously not had many options if and when they chose to commercialize their stocks. This small bottler came into existence thanks to a chance meeting between wine professional Vincent Laterrade and the Fitte family of Chateau de Herrebouc. Together they embarked on a journey through Gascogne to find the region's hidden jewels. They build relationships with tiny producers and o ... 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $129.99 Add To Cart

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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 ... 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $799.99 Add To Cart
JS 93 WS 92

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1988 Cambus 29 Year Old "Sovereign" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Previously $100)

The shuttererd Cambus distillery had a spectacular history in the development of modern whisky and has had an equally important, albeit shorter and more recent, history in K&L's direct import program. At the dawn of the 20th century not everyone was in agreement that grain whisky produced on a Coffey still could actually be considered whisky. The extraordinary quality of Cambus was a key component in establishing that precedent which is a huge part of today's whisky trade. In fact, for many years, Cambus formed a large portion of Johnnie Walker Blue. Unf ... 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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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 Only-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. ... 


Inventory: Redwood City

Price: $179.99 Add To Cart
WS 93 VN 92

1988 Suduiraut, Sauternes (375ml)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Gold color. Loads of dried pineapple and apple, with honey and melons as well on the nose. Full-bodied, medium sweet, with lots of dried fruits on the palate. Long and lively. Almost exotic. (JS, Web Only-2009)"


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $44.99 Add To Cart
WS 92

1988 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Millionaires will have considerable fun comparing the evolution of the 1988 d'Yquem with the 1986. Both are super-rich, honeyed, botrytised wines. The 1988 exhibits a deeper color, as well as a more evolved, richer, and more complex bouquet. Aromas of melted butter, honeyed fruits, spicy nuts, and toasty new oak explode upward from the glass. The 1988 d'Yquem displays more richness and unctuosity than any young d'Yquem I have tasted. It should have 40-60 years of positive evolution, although one suspects that muc ... 


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $274.99 Add To Cart
RP 99 VN 96

1988 Rayne-Vigneau, Sauternes (375ml)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "As disappointing as the 1989, both in the context of the vintage and the increasing quality of the wines now emerging from Rayne-Vigneau, the 1988 is the best example I have tasted from this property. An intense, honeyed, pear, flower, and apricot fragrance is reminiscent of Muscat de Beaumes de Venise. In the mouth, there is exceptional richness, super focus because of fine acidity, a wonderful touch of toasty new oak, and an elegant, very positive, crisp finish. This is a beautifully made, authoritative tasting ... 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Hollywood

Price: $29.99 Add To Cart
RP 91 WS 90

1988 Groth "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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: San Francisco

Price: $124.99 Add To Cart

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1988 Krug "Collection" Brut Champagne

98 points Wine Spectator: "A superb Champagne and still youthful. Honey, ginger, lemon confit, coffee and mineral aromas and flavors come to mind, all kept focused by a firm, tightly wound structure. The finish is where its pedigree shines through, lingering like warm gingerbread and coffee. (BS)" (10/2003) 97 points Vinous: "Tasted from a perfect bottle, the 1988 remains bright and focused, with all of the energy of this great vintage very much on display. Time has naturally softened some of the contours and added a good bit of nuance, but the 1988 Kr ... 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Hollywood Redwood City

Price: $1,149.00 Add To Cart
WS 98 VN 97

1988 Soldera (Case Basse) "Intistieti" Toscana

96 points Vinous: "At nearly thirty years of age, the 1988 Brunello di Montalcino remains bright, vibrant and full of life. Sweet red cherry and plum flavors are pushed forward, with deeper earthy, floral and spice notes that develop in the glass. An intriguing interplay of nuance and energy separates the 1988 from most wines in this range. It remains one of my favorite Soldera wines from the 1980s. This bottle is a bit softer than others have been, but the wine is still complete, super-expressive and inviting. (AG)" (10/2016)


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

Price: $499.99 Add To Cart
VN 96

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1988 Gloria, St-Julien

Wine Spectator: "Mushroom and berry aromas, with hints of mint and currant. Medium- to full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long, caressing finish. Delicate and harmonious. (JS, Web-2009)"


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

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1988 d'Issan, Margaux

90 points Wine Spectator: "Lovely sweet fruit on the nose, with chocolate and flowers. Full-bodied, with soft tannins and a velvety tannin structure. Tobacco and berry fruit on the finish.—'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Drink now. (Web Only-2009) (JS)"


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $114.99 Add To Cart
WS 90

1988 North British 30 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Previously $120)

A co-op of sorts, the North British distillery was founded in Edinburgh in 1885 by a group of gentlemen looking to break into the grain whisky business. At the time there was a virtual monopoly on grain production controlled by a company called DCL. North British found great success and has grown its production over the years due to the tremendous quality and quantity of their primarily maize or wheat distillate. The knock on effects of this enormous production are incredibly inexpensive, yet quite well aged stocks of premium grain whisky on the blending ... 


Inventory: Hollywood

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1988 Canon, St-Emilion

90 points Wine Spectator: "Much better than I expected, as the estate was not making the top-quality wines then that it does today. Full-bodied, with loads of velvety tannins, ripe fruit character and a long aftertaste of spice, violet and fruit.--1988 Bordeaux horizontal. Best after 2000." (11/98)


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $119.99 Add To Cart


1988 Auguste Clape Cornas

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1988 Cornas is a more tender style of Cornas than I am used to from Clape; it is not as concentrated as the 1989. It also comes across as lighter, softer, and not nearly as rich and full as most of this estate's wines tend to be. It is drinking surprisingly well at the moment. While some may applaud both the 1989's and 1988's lack of the forbiddingly raw, hard tannin that the savage wines of Cornas can possess, it is those characteristics that I feel make Cornas so distinctive, and repay those who cellar it for 10 or m ... 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

Price: $499.99 Add To Cart

1988 Krug Brut Champagne (from a private collection, scuffed label)

98 points Wine Spectator: "A superb Champagne and still youthful. Honey, ginger, lemon confit, coffee and mineral aromas and flavors come to mind, all kept focused by a firm, tightly wound structure. The finish is where its pedigree shines through, lingering like warm gingerbread and coffee. (BS)" (10/2003) 97 points Vinous: "The 1988 Krug makes for a fabulous start. Tasted from a perfect bottle, the 1988 remains bright and focused, with all of the energy of this great vintage very much on display. Time has naturally softened some of the contours and a ... 


Inventory: Redwood City


1988 Castello Banfi Poggio All'Oro Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

90 points Wine Spectator: "Gorgeous yet deceptive. Ripe, rich aromas and flavors, with lovely cherry and meaty notes and opulent character. It's full-bodied, with loads of fruit and firm tannins. Great depth on the palate. Drinkable now but wait. Better after 1998." (10/94)


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $99.99 Add To Cart



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1988 Jordan Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Spectator: "Crisp and lively, with nice herb, currant, spice and vanilla aromas and flavors that extend into a tight but long finish." (11/1992) K&L Notes: "This was another hot year. Fruit matured late, but by waiting for the cherry, blackberry, and cassis flavors to reach their peak, we also saw optimum tannin levels. By 2009 the tannins have faded, but caramel, cherry, cedar and vanilla still appear on the nose." - Winery Note (06/2009)


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $59.99 Add To Cart

1988 d'Yquem, Sauternes
Bid on this bottle of 1988 d'Yquem, Sauternes (96VN, 94WS). Vinous: "The 1988 d'Yquem is almost identical to the bottle I tasted in 2016. This is almost Barsac-like in style on the nose with scents of barley sugar, complemented by marmalade and mandarin, fresh and vibrant with a palpable sense of energy. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous texture but it is not, and has never been, as unctuous as either the 1989 or 1990. However, what the 1988 does possess is a surfeit of vitality and tension. There are layers of blood orange, quince and marmalade towards the finish that as the aromatics suggest, comes across as quite Barsac in style. Superb. Tasted at Château Batailley. Drink through 2050. (NM)" (05/2018)  

This lot contains the following items:
1988 d'Yquem, Sauternes (qty: 1)


End Date: Oct 20 2019 2:00PM PT

Current Bid: $230.00
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VN 96 WS 94

1988 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars "SLV" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 5-bottle lot of 1988 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars "SLV" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Wine Spectator: "Smooth and polished in texture, with complex currant, coffee, cedar and herbal notes. Well balanced and well focused, with a complex, lingering aftertaste and integrated tannins." (11/1998) 

This lot contains the following items:
1988 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars "SLV" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 5)


End Date: Oct 14 2019 10:30AM PT

Current Bid: $260.00
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