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Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 1er Cru Classe 1986

Winery: Chateau Lafite-Rothschild
Region: Pauillac
Wine: 1er Cru Classe
Variety: Red Bordeaux
Vintage: 1986
Attributes
UOM: 750ml

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. Tasted July 2016.

Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate, 228. - 98 Points

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