Saint-Emilion

Légende R
Made by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) team with the same care and passion that is given to their grands crus, Légende R wines offer a great discovery of Bordeaux terroirs and tastes.

The vintage
Despite particularly capricious weather conditions, 2018 is one of Bordeaux's great vintages. An exceptionally rainy winter and spring resulted in an unprecedented threat of mildew, and there were violent hailstorms in May and July that destroyed 80% of the crop in some vineyards. Fortunately, the situation improved over the summer, which was the hottest since 2003. Conditions were then ideal for the grapes to ripen thanks to the contrast between warm, sunny days and cool nights, resulting in good aromatic concentration. Wines produced from the cooler terroirs (clay and limestone), such as in Saint-Emilion, were among the most successful of the vintage.
Varietals
Merlot : 90%
Cabernet franc : 10%

Tasting notes
Deep ruby-red colour with superb brightness.
Intense, complex nose, dominated by jammy notes of red fruit such as strawberry and Morello cherry, evolving with subtle oaky aromas.
After a persistent attack on the palate, the wine develops with noticeable yet well-integrated tannins, making way for a fresh, flavourful finish.