Winemakers

Diane Flamand

Technical Data

Acidity
3.34 g/L - pH: 3.58

Alcohol
12%

Sugar
<2 g/L

Suggested Retail Price

$26.99

DOMAINES BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD (LAFITE)

Légende

MÉDOC 2015

Background

The prestigious Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) family has owned vineyards in Bordeaux for generations. In addition to the wines issued from their world renowned vineyards, Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) has been elaborating a range of wines which are easy and pleasant to drink called “Légende”. Inspired by a grand tradition of quality, the Domaines teams have one priority: selection. Their mastery and perfect knowledge of Bordelais cépages are responsible for the unparalleled quality of their wines.

Appellation

Médoc (Bordeaux), France

Varietal Composition

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot

Vintage Notes

2015 was characterized by a rather late bud break, and rapid, uniform flowering in very favorable conditions (low rainfall and above average temperatures). July was very hot (with temperatures approaching heat wave levels between June 30th and July 6th) and dry (20 mm of rain, as in 2010). However, August was very rainy (90 mm on average) compared to the last fifteen years. The onset of ripening (late July/early August) was fast and uniform. As a Bordeaux vintage, 2015 was generally a very good year, but is characterized by a degree of unevenness due to the erratic rainfall in August and September.

Winemaking

The harvest took place from September 15th to October 15th. Vinification took place in stainless steel vats and alcohol fermentation took place at 86°F, maceration took approximately 2-3 weeks.

50% of the final blend is aged in barrels.

Tasting Notes

Deep crimson-purple. Rich, complex, with aromas of dark berries, sweet spices (vanilla, cinnamon) and burnt notes. Generous and silky, with a full-bodied, very rounded structure. The finish is long and spicy.

87 pts

Wine Spectator

TOP BORDEAUX SCORER 10/16

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