Légende R
The Lafite Rothschild family has been producing wine in Bordeaux since 1868. For six generations, they got to know this beautiful landscape and understand the unique traits of the vines from each appellation. Three decades ago, the family was inspired to create a new wine series, where each wine would be the epitome of the appellation it came from. Their motivation was simple – to ensure wine lovers everywhere could dive into Bordeaux and taste the originality of each appellation. And so, Légende R range was born.

The vintage
Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2016 has a surprising, distinctive character that results in an intense tasting experience. All the criteria are fulfilled to take the palate on a real journey. 2016 was an exceptional vintage for Bordeaux, remarkable in its delicacy and finesse, making it comparable to the legendary 1990, in terms of both quantity and quality. The growth cycle began with a mild, rainy winter, followed by a very wet, cold spring which, fortunately, did not impede flowering. The dry, hot summer that followed continued into a magnificent Indian summer with some very welcome rain, enabling the grapes to reach perfect maturity. This exceptional terroir and this landmark vintage give the wine a substance that is both robust and refined, with a perfect combination of roundness and power.
Varietals
Merlot : 85%
Cabernet franc : 15%

Tasting notes
Deep crimson-purple colour.
Intense and complex nose, mingling vanilla and tobacco notes. The palate is full, rich and unctuous, with a silky tannic structure and a nice spicy aftertaste.