95 points Wine Spectator
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. (8/1989)
94 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
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. (RP) (1/1990)
Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is unquestionably Burgundy’s most famous estate, and among serious oenophiles, it may be the most famous wine estate in the world. Its Grand Cru Pinot Noirs and one Chardonnay regularly command some of the highest prices for any wine produced anywhere in the world, and according to many reviewers the wines are generally celestial. Though its history is complicated, the domaine is now owned by several long-time Burgundy families, with some owners holding just a very few shares. The 62.5 acres of vineyard owned by the domaine are planted to Pinot Noir and a small amount of Chardonnay. The wines produced are Grands Echezeaux, Echezeaux, Romanee-St.-Vivant, Montrachet, Richebourg, Romanee-Conti, and La Tache. Of the Pinot Noirs, the rarest is the Romanee-Conti, with an annual production of only 450 cases. The most plentiful, theoretically, is La Tache, produced in quantities of about 1,900 cases annually.
Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.
Please note: The item in the photos is the exact item you will receive.
Some age stains on the label as shown
Minor capsule corrosion as shown.
Bottle and label have been carefully examined and authenticated.