98 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Tasted at the château, the 1986 Lafite-Rothschild continues to offer an exquisite bouquet at 30 years of age. This is beautifully defined, still full of energy, with copious blackberry, clove, leather and graphite aromas that seem to gain momentum in the glass. The palate is extremely well balanced with a crystalline quality, filigree tannin, perfectly pitched acidity, a quintessential Lafite-Rothschild with a sense of energy and focus undiminished by time. This finish displays immense purity and refinement, one of the most mineral-driven Lafites that I have encountered, whilst the aftertaste seems to linger for over one minute. It must rank as one of the finest wines from the estate. (NM) (12/2016)
Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.
Note: You will receive the exact bottle in the photos.
Label: Label has a condensation stain on the right side as shown
Capsule: Lightly scuffed, otherwise perfect.
Fill Level: Base neck, Excellent
Wine Color/Clarity: Perfect