Pauillac

Les Légendes 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, the Les Légendes R range was born.

The vintage
2018 was an exceptional vintage in Pauillac, despite particularly capricious weather, with a rainy winter and spring that resulted in one of the worst threats of mildew in living memory. Fortunately, the situation improved dramatically over the summer, which was the hottest since 2003. Conditions then became ideal for ripening the grapes. The contrast between warm, sunny days and cool nights resulted in good aromatic concentration and an excellent balance of sugar and acidity.
Varietals
Cabernet sauvignon : 50%
Merlot : 50%

Tasting notes
Deep garnet colour.
Racy and complex nose, dominated by intense spicy aromas (clove, black peper) characteristic of the appellation, combined with discrete oaky notes (cedar wood and cigar box). On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, with a good tannic structure. A classic pauillac, robust and elegant, with a long spicy finish and a good ageing potential.