Lafite Rothschild 1986

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12 x 0.75L BI Stock IB £11,500.00 4 cs BUY
1 x 0.75L BI Stock IB £958.33 1 btls BUY
1 x 1.5L BI Stock IB £2,235.00 2 mags BUY
1 x 3.0L BI Stock DP £4,750.00 1 dmags BUY
12 x 0.75L BI Reserves IB £11,250.00 1 cs BUY

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Product Details

Vintage
1986
Colour
Red
Appellation
Pauillac

Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
100

The 1986 possesses outstanding richness, a deep color, medium body, a graceful, harmonious texture, and superb length. The penetrating fragrance of cedar, chestnuts, minerals, and rich fruit is a hallmark of this wine. Powerful, dense, rich, and tannic, as well as medium to full-bodied, with awesome extraction of fruit, this Lafite has immense potential. Patience is required. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2030. Last tasted 11/94.

Robert Parker (Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition Jan 1998)

Neal Martin
96

The 1986 Lafite-Rothschild is a great wine although over several recent encounters it is never a convincing "perfect" wine. This mirrors the bottle I tasted at the property in 2016: blackberry and graphite on the nose, gawky at first, but coalescing with time. The palate is well balanced with firm tannins, strong graphite scents unfolding with time, superb energy if not delivering quite the finesse and precision that the very best Lafite-Rothschild will bestow. This is a wine that benefits from long decanting, say five or six hours, though it never quite reaches the ethereal heights that it could have done. Tasted at the International Business & Wine First Growth Dinner at the Four Seasons.

Wine Lister
913

Quality 838 | Brand 999 | Economics 932 | buzz brand
Quality: Predicted life of 16 years, one of the longest drinking windows in its peer group, which averages 9 years Brand: #2 Most sought after wine globally, with 87,284 searches on Wine-Searcher per month Economics: #3 most active wine at auction, its top 5 vintages having seen 4,733 75cl equivalent bottles traded in the past year Production: Higher production than its peer group average of 151,058 bottles

- www.wine-lister.com June 2017