1986 Lafite Rothschild- 750 ml
Wine Critic Reviews:
|Type of Wine||Bordeaux Red|
Outstanding balance and fantastic acidityThis is a very fine wine. My friends and I opened a bottle to celebrate a friend's promotion at work and he's had this bottle for some time now. I've always loved reds, especially deep-colored, strong, powerful wines. I'm not really into the feminine, sweet ones. This one is sweet, don't get me wrong, but the balance is outstanding. It also has fantastic acidity. The aftertaste is quite yummy, stays long in your mouth. <br/> <br/>What I didn't quite like was the lack of density. I'm used to dense, concentrated and complex wines, which is usually the case with a Lafite. But other people at the event were complaining as well, so it might have been a bad bottle. It's a shame, though. I hope I'll grab hold of another one soon, so I can give it a second chance.
it will leave you speechlessA great vintage year and another Lafite bottle that will leave you speechless! I tried this one at an event at the French embassy and no wonder they decided to offer the 1986 bottle to their guests! They knew we would be impressed! <br/> <br/>The flavor was absolutely spellbinding for me. Unlike anything I've tasted in my life. Such density and spectacular tannins, I almost felt as if I were eating currants and other dark fruits. I loved how it slid smoothly down my throat, so easy to drink, and I've heard it's still got more to live, at least a decade. I don't think it will lose any of its fantastic traits any time soon. I'm really looking forward to drinking it again.