70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot
The prestigious Barons de Rothschild family has owned vineyards in Bordeaux for generations. In addition to the wines issued from their world-renowned vineyards, Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) elaborates on 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.VINTAGE NOTES
2015 was characterized by a rather late bud break and rapid flowering in excellent conditions with very little rainfall and above average temperatures. July was hot and relatively dry, however August was very rainy compared to the last fifteen years. The onset of ripening started in late July/early August and by the end of the season the grapes reached the perfect balance between sugar, acidity and phenols.WINEMAKING
Grapes were harvested from September 15th to October 15th. Vinification took place in steel vats, alcohol fermentation took place between 82-86°F, and maceration took approximately 3 to 4 weeks. The wine is partially (60%) aged in oak barrels crafted at the Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) cooperage.TASTING NOTES
Deep crimson color. Fine, elegant and complex, dominated by vanilla and cocoa notes. Black berry and spicy notes appear on agitation. Full, heady on the palate, with the tannins present but silky, and a fine finish, fresh (notes of menthol) and spicy.