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
2021 will remain in the memory of winegrowers as one of the most difficult to master in the last thirty years: patience and investment were necessary until the late harvest. The historic spring frost, which hit the whole of the French vineyard, led to a historically low harvest in Bordeaux, as in 1991 and 2017 (-25% on average). The cool, wet summer favoured the development of diseases, especially mildew, whose pressure was unprecedented. Cabernet Sauvignon is the grape variety of the vintage in Bordeaux because it benefited greatly from the good weather of the second half of September and the beginning of October, favouring its maturity. 2021 marks the return of an "old-fashioned" vintage, with moderate alcohol levels and very different balances (alcohol/acidity) from the last solar vintages (2018 and 2020).
Cabernet sauvignon : 60%
Merlot : 40%

Beautiful purple colour with good intensity
The nose is elegant, intense and aromatic, combining black cherry and blackcurrant aromas with discreet woody notes. Ample and fleshy on the attack, with a robust tannic structure and a long fresh and aromatic finish (red fruits). Best drunk within 3 to 5 years.