Possesses outstanding richness, a graceful, harmonious texture and very fine length - (with) extraordinary perfume of cedar, chestnuts minerals and rich fruit - it should rival past legends such as 1959 and 1953.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 99
"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 tannic, as well as medium to full-bodied, with awesome extraction of fruit, this Lafite has immense potential. Patience is required. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2030."