Pauillac

A little elegance everyday
Made by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) team with the same care and passion that is given to their grands crus, Réserve Spéciale wines offer a great discovery of Bordeaux terroirs and tastes.

The vintage
2016 was a remarkable vintage in the Bordeaux region, reminiscent of the legendary 1990 in terms of both quantity and quality! The mild and rainy winter, was followed by a very wet cold spring, which fortunately didn’t hinder the flowering. Spring gave way to a dry and hot summer which continued into a nice Indian summer with sufficient rain to enable the grapes to reach optimal ripeness. The resulting wines are rich, smooth and fruity with unusually ripe tannins and deep colours.
Varietals
Cabernet sauvignon : 75%
Merlot : 25%

Tasting notes
Deep purple robe with black hints The nose is complex and discreet, the bouquet will further develop upon ageing. Swirling of the glass will reveal notes of underwood, spices and pencil lead delicately woven together. Assertive on the palate, this full-bodied wine shows great persistence and rich flavours. Clearly a keeping wine. Serving temperature: 16 to 18°C This wine can be enjoyed now or cellared for another 5 to 7 years.