10-28-201410-29-2014
Skinner Auctions
Skinner AuctionsBoston MA
2758BBoston
October 28, 2014 06:00 PMCalender
$2,214$1,800
Auction: Fine Wines - 2758BLocation: BostonDate / Time: October 28, 2014 6:00PM

Description:

ChateauHaut Brion1986
Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe
u: 2.5cm or better, one wrinkled label
"This wine continues to be backward, but the bouquet is beginning to develop secondary nuances from roasted herbs and sweet cigar tobacco to compost, leathery notes, along with plenty of sweet cherry and black currant fruit. I had somewhat higher hopes for it a decade ago. The wine is still youthful, quite pure, medium to full-bodied, but somewhat elevated, austere tannins in the finish at age 16 are starting to make me think they will never become fully integrated. As always, making a judgment call on a wine destined to have a half-century of life is sometimes difficult, given the varying stages it goes through, but I wonder if this wine will turn out to be as profound as I once predicted. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2030." R. Parker for TWA, 94 pts. 01/03
6 bottles
Estimate $1,800-2,700


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