Lafite Rothschild 1986

Brand: Lafite Rothschild
Product Code: LAFI86
Availability: In Stock
Robert Parker Score: 100
Unit Size: 12 x 75cl
£13,750.00 Excl. VAT


Robert Parker Tasting Notes

Only 38% of the crop was utilized for this wine. It appears to be a quintessentially elegant Lafite, with more Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend than usual. The final blend contains 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot. The wine exhibits a dark purple color, distinctive liquefied mineral, red and blackcurrant, and spicy oak aromas, medium body, fine concentration, superb delineation, and an intellectually challenging aspect to its personality. Neither a blockbuster such as Latour, nor as flamboyant as Mouton-Rothschild can be, Lafite is a stylish, elegant, harmonious wine that is somewhat more powerful and tannic than usual. Patience, a word frequently used with respect to the 1996 northern Medocs, is required! Anticipated maturity: 2012-2035.

Robert Parker Score 100
Unit Size
Unit Size 12 x 75cl