Large-Format Wines

Large-format wines are an ingenious piece of design, as every veteran enthusiast will confirm. There is no occasion where a tasteful bottle won’t improve the mood of everyone present, and this makes them the perfect gift. A large-format bottle of quality wine can and will outlast entire generations, and add style, personality, and boldness to your precious collection. Just its appearance lets everyone in the room know how serious you are when it comes to fine wine, and any potential naysayers will instantly be converted by the precisely fermented flavor combination and elegant texture of one of these works of art.

The freshness of a large-format wine makes it perfect for warm seasons, as it can reinvigorate you even through the blistering heat of an early mid-summer afternoon. Time itself stops when the best wines are sampled, as the liquid dances in your mouth, leaving an aftertaste that echoes like a past love, full of emotional threads and imagery. The hardest part is convincing yourself to open the bottle, as there is always the temptation of just letting it age further, untouched.

Navigating the ever-changing landscape of fine wine is a compelling endeavor, and it’s only natural that people would seek help with their decisions. We made it our raison d’être to introduce you to the most astounding blends known to man, so that you may discover and develop a deep, passionate love for wine that ages as gracefully as a proud large-format bottle in your cellar. Each bottle of these is a treasure in its own right, and you should cherish them as a friend, one that’s loyal to you even in the most desperate times. Without further ado:
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  1. Mouton Rothschild
    1982 Mouton Rothschild - 1.5L
    100
    RP
    I have always felt the 1982 Mouton was perfect, yet this immortal effort might be capable of lasting for 100 years...In the mouth, this enormously concentrated, massive wine is easily the richest Mouton-Rothschild produced since 1945. In th..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $5,460.00
  2. Ducru Beaucaillou
    1982 Ducru Beaucaillou - 1.5L
    96
    RP
    ...exhibits a dense ruby/plum/garnet color to the rim as well as a sweet perfume of forest floor, spice box, cedar, and copious quantities of black fruits. Medium to full-bodied and beautifully pure with sweet tannins, this wine has aged mo..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $1,185.00
  3. Mouton Rothschild
    1988 Mouton Rothschild - 6L
    92
    WS
    Very pretty aromas of vanilla, tobacco, berry and chocolate. Medium- to full-bodied, with soft tannins and a berry, chocolate finish...Wine Spectator..." Learn More
    - 6L
    $6,200.00
  4. latour
    1988 Latour - 1.5L
    96
    WS
    The best showing yet for a wine from this under-rated vintage, the dark garnet-colored 1988 Latour reveals slight amber at the edge. A bouquet of melted tar, plums, black currants, cedar, and underbrush is followed by a sweet entry, with me..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $1,450.00
  5. Troplong Mondot
    1989 Troplong Mondot - 1.5L
    96
    RP
    The 1989 Troplong-Mondot is an extraordinary wine. It is slightly less evolved than the 1990, with more muscle and tannin, but equally rich and compelling. The color is an opaque dark ruby/purple, and the wine offers up aromas of licorice, ..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $499.00
  6. Montrose
    1990 Montrose - 1.5L
    100
    RP
    The wine is remarkably rich, with a distinctive nose of sweet, jammy fruit, liquefied minerals, new saddle leather, and grilled steak. In the mouth, the enormous concentration, extract, high glycerin, and sweet tannin slide across the palat..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $2,549.00
  7. Gruaud Larose
    1990 Gruaud Larose - 1.5L
    95
    RP-HG
    ...soft black fruit with melted tar, graphite, leather and game. The palate has a gaminess from start to finish, carrying the warmth of that summer into the glass, melted tannins with just a touch of dryness towards the finish. It is a plea..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $579.00
  8. Haut Brion
    1990 Haut Brion - 1.5L
    98
    RP
    In terms of the brilliant complexity and nobility of the aromatics, scorched earth, black currants, plums, charcoal, cedar, and spices, the 1990 offers an aromatic explosion that is unparalleled... The 1990 put on weight after bottling, and..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $2,995.00
  9. Chapoutier Hermitage Le Pavillon
    1990 Chapoutier Hermitage Le Pavillon - 1.5L
    100
    RP
    The 1990 Le Pavilion is as compelling as the 1989... Black colored, with an extraordinary perfume of licorice, sweet blackcurrants, smoke, and minerals, it coats the palate with layer upon layer of decadently rich, superconcentrated, nearly..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $1,129.00
  10. Lynch Bages
    1990 Lynch Bages - 1.5L
    99
    RP
    This magnificent Lynch Bages has been drinking well since the day it was released and it continues to go from strength to strength. The biggest, richest, fullest-bodied Lynch Bages until the 2000, the fully mature 1990 exhibits an unbelieva..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $1,095.00
  11. Rausan Segla
    1994 Rausan Segla - 15L
    90
    WS
    Fabulous aromas of vanilla, toasted oak and fruit, ultrafine tannins and a long, caressing finish. All in finesse. From a winery on the fast track to the top...Wine Spectator..." Learn More
    - 15L
    $995.00
  12. calon segur
    1995 Calon Segur - 5L
    97
    JS
    I always loved this wine from the first time I tasted it in 1998. It has such purity and power yet it's reserved and beautiful. It's one of the best Calons ever. I drank a bottle with some friends in Manhattan last week and it was the wine ..." Learn More
    - 5L
    $1,449.00
  13. lynch bages
    1995 Lynch Bages - 1.5L
    94
    WS
    A wine that continues to improve with age. Shows loads of ripe plum, almost prune, with hints of vanilla and mineral. Full, chewy and tight...Wine Spectator..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $450.00
  14. Calon Segur
    1995 Calon Segur - 3L
    97
    JS
    I always loved this wine from the first time I tasted it in 1998. It has such purity and power yet it's reserved and beautiful. It's one of the best Calons ever. I drank a bottle with some friends in Manhattan last week and it was the wine ..." Learn More
    - 3L
    $895.00
  15. Ornellaia
    1995 Ornellaia - 6L
    95
    VM
    ...There is a warm, almost exotic quality to the luxurious, rich fruit. Sweet tobacco and licorice add further layers of nuance and flavor. In magnum the wine still has a few years left, but bottles are further along in their evolution and ..." Learn More
    - 6L
    $2,355.00
  16. Calon Segur
    1995 Calon Segur - 1.5L
    97
    JS
    I always loved this wine from the first time I tasted it in 1998. It has such purity and power yet it's reserved and beautiful. It's one of the best Calons ever. I drank a bottle with some friends in Manhattan last week and it was the wine ..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $389.00
  17. Alain Hudelot Noellat Richebourg
    1996 Alain Hudelot Noellat Richebourg - 1.5L
    95+JG
    Trace of oak char and discreet, reserved spicy black fruit and rich, full-bodied flavors supported by ripe, dusty tannins and a fine, intense finish. Harmonious and long... Consistent with the traditional Hudelot style emphasizing finesse a..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $2,999.00
  18. Mouton Rothschild
    1997 Mouton Rothschild - 1.5L
    90
    RP
    ...One of the most forward and developed Moutons over recent years, it possesses all the charm and fleshiness this vintage can provide. A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, the wine exhibits..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $1,305.00
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