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
Despite particularly capricious weather conditions, 2018 will undoubtedly go down as one of the Bordeaux region’s great vintages. An exceptionally rainy winter and spring resulted in one of the worst threats of mildew in living memory, there were also violent hailstorms in May and July that destroyed 80% of the crop in some vineyards. Fortunately, the situation improved dramatically over the summer, which was the hottest since 2003. Conditions were then ideal for the grapes to ripen: the contrast between warm, sunny days and cool nights resulted in good aromatic concentration and an excellent balance of sugar and acidity.
Varietals
Merlot : 63%
Cabernet sauvignon : 32%
Cabernet franc : 5%

Tasting notes
Beautiful deep ruby red colour.
The nose is subtle and elegant, blending balsamic aromas of liquorice and caramel with notes of graphite and black pepper.
On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and harmonious, expressing a pleasant sweetness on the attack. The tannins are refined and silky, while the finish is long and aromatic with notes of candied liquorice.