Lafleur 1986

Current Market Price:
Chateau Lafleur, Lafleur, 1986

Tasting Notes Lafleur 1986

92+

Dark dense ruby/purple, with very little evolution to the color, Lafleur's 1986 seems frozen in time, a structured, tannic, backward monster that still needs considerable cellaring. No matter how much airing I have given this wine, it does not ever seem to emerge from its cloak of tannin and structure. The fruit seems sweet, and the wine has Lafleur's telltale notes of kirsch liqueur intermixed with raspberries, minerals, flowers, and truffles. The wine is medium-bodied, weighty in the mouth, but so, so tannic and backward. Will it ever blossom? Anticipated maturity: 2008-2035. Last tasted, 8/02.

Robert Parker Jr
Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition Jan 2003
88

Tasted at Benoit restaurant in New York. This bottle is similar to the ex-chateau example opened in Austria less than one year earlier. It has an unchallenging bouquet with dusty aromas, touches of forest floor, wild mushroom and here a little more leather than I recall. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, the Cabernet Franc as usual, more expressive and driving this Lafleur more than the Merlot. It is a masculine wine that has always refused to compromise. My concern is that it is beginning to dry out, so I advise drinking this vintage in the near future, whereas the 1983 and 1985 will last much longer. Tasted April 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Nov 2013

Lafleur Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Price Unit size
Lafleur 2018 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2018 Chateau Lafleur £3,500.00 3x75cl
Lafleur 2017 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2017 Chateau Lafleur £1,950.00 3x75cl
Lafleur 2016 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2015 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2014 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2013 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2012 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2011 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2010 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2009 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2008 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2007 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2006 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2005 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2004 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2003 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2002 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2001 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2000 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 1999 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 1998 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 1997 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 1996 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 1995 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 1990 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 1989 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 1986 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 1982 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl