Château Lafite Rothschild Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 1986

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You cant beat a Chateau Lafite, and this vintage is the same year as my birth, so it makes it even more special : ) Read more

Truly one of the most delicious wines I have ever tasted. Ambrosia. Nectar of the Gods. Superlatives are not enough. This followed a '61 L'Angel... Read more

What a privlidge to share a bottle of this with friends. Read more

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Snooth User: Clavelin49
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5.00 5
10/21/2007

You cant beat a Chateau Lafite, and this vintage is the same year as my birth, so it makes it even more special : )


Snooth User: roneranger
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5.00 5
11/15/2008

Truly one of the most delicious wines I have ever tasted. Ambrosia. Nectar of the Gods. Superlatives are not enough. This followed a '61 L'Angelus that I though was perfection...100 out of 100, Then we had the Lafite. Not over-the-top, not cloying or super aromatic. Just about as smooth, balanced, complex, as one could imagine. The finish went on and on and one could feel priveleged just to drink in the bouquet without taking a sip.


Snooth User: Sovereign53
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5.00 5
11/09/2007

What a privlidge to share a bottle of this with friends.


External Reviews for Château Lafite Rothschild Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac

External Review
07/28/2011

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 tann... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1986 Lafite-Rothschild 1500ml


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10/10/2010

From a knockout vintage in Pauillac. Drinking exceptionally well.


External Review
11/28/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 1986 - Chateau Lafite Rothschild - Frankreich - Region: Bordeaux - Apellation: Bordeaux - Cabernet Sauvignon blend - 750 ml. 100 RP


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Winemaker's Notes:

At the dawn of the 1986 harvests, after a half decade of success, the winemakers and wine enthusiasts were skeptical of yet another fine vintage. Yet a fine vintage it was: excellent weather in spring followed by a dry summer with light rains, all led to a very abundant and high-quality yield. The wines are onyx in color, and are very concentrated without being heavy, and have distinguished dominant tannins. This wine has many characteristics in common with the sequence of vintages from 1945 to 1949. It is a fine wine to be aged, because it is very structured and will benefit from a long dormant period.

At the dawn of the 1986 harvests, after a half decade of success, the winemakers and wine enthusiasts were skeptical of yet another fine vintage. Yet a fine vintage it was: excellent weather in spring followed by a dry summer with light rains, all led to a very abundant and high-quality yield. The wines are onyx in color, and are very concentrated without being heavy, and have distinguished dominant tannins. This wine has many characteristics in common with the sequence of vintages from 1945 to 1949. It is a fine wine to be aged, because it is very structured and will benefit from a long dormant period.

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