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Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1986 75cl / 12.5%
A bottle of 1986 Chateau Lafite Rothschild from Bordeaux's Pauillac appellation.
Château Lafite is ranked as a First Growth under the 1855 Bordeaux Classification and commonly regarded as being the most elegant and refined of them all. Plantings are 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Cabernet France and 2% Petit Verdot. It is a 100 hectare estate.
'....still one of the all-time great Lafite-Rothschilds of the last 50 or so years...proprietor Baron Eric de Rothschild has always said (this) is one of his favorite Lafite-Rothschilds of the last 100 years. This is a 100-point wine. Still incredibly youthful, but beginning to show some cedar wood, graphite and blackcurrant fruit, the wine is medium-bodied, as many Lafites are, but stunningly concentrated and relatively light on its feet. There is still tannin to resolve, and the wine seems a good decade away from hitting full maturity, which is rather remarkable since it is already 30 years of age! 100 Points.' Robert M. Parker Jnr, Hedonists Gazette, 2016
Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note general wear and tear to bottom of capsule, which is nonetheless secure.
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Base of neck