Saint-Emilion

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
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 and complex nose, with jammy aromas (strawberry and Morello cherry), sweet spicy notes (vanilla, caramel) and discrete notes of truffle.
After a persistent attack on the palate, the wine develops with noticeable rich and ripe tannins, making way for a long and flavourful finish.