Single Bottle - Standard - 750mlStarting bid HK$120,000.00
Incredibly subtle, lean and tart, the gorgeous red cherry, plum and cedar flavors already emerging from behind a screen of tannin that will need until 1993 to begin to soften toward drinkability. Has the generosity to warrant the cellaring, and the grace and harmony to become a lovely wine with age.
The Romanee-Conti is very backward in 1986. The fabulous nose of oriental spices, new oak, and ripe fruit is amply displayed, but on the palate the wine is tight, hard, and very rich but still mostly inaccessible. It has a smashingly long finish and should be drinkable between 1993 and 2010. This is among the few superstars of this vintage, but the 1986 is not for drinking soon-patience is most definitely required.