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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Chateau Lafite-Rothschild  1986
Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 1986
(search item no. 6255)
The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $347.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 100 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 99 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 100 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 99 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 98 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 100 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 99 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1989 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1988 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1988 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1983 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1982 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
1959 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
1959 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points

Winemaker's Notes:

1986 produced a plentiful harvest of high quality-- deep garnet in color, concentrated but rather light, and with a remarkable tannin. In a word, it was a great combination of vintage 1945 and 1949. It is a very good vintage with considerable potential that is destined for a long evolution.
My Notes:

Additional wines from Chateau Lafite-Rothschild:

  • 2001 (search item no. 79551)
  • 2002 (search item no. 84734)
  • 2010 (search item no. 110507)

About Chateau Lafite-Rothschild:

Château Lafite-Rothschild is perhaps the most famous wine label in the world. The estate achieved wide popularity in the 1750s when it became the favorite wine of King Louis XV. Thomas Jefferson was also a steadfast customer and even visited the estate.

In 1868, Baron James de Rothschild became the owner of Lafite. He was a born dilettante, and it suited him to be the master of what, in 1855, was classified as first among the great wines of Médoc. Today, Baron Eric de Rothschild presides over this most famous Bordeaux estate.