Légende Medoc, A.C. Medoc
Legendé is a collection consisting of four wines produced by Domaine Barons de Rothschild (Lafite). The range was introduced in the 1980’s under the name ‘Reserve de Barons’ at the request of friends and family. The wines are intended to provide immediate charm and approachability. Grapes are collected from Lafite’s partnership projects in which technical advisors work very closely with growers to ensure the resulting yield meets the highest possible standard.
Legendé Medoc is most recent addition to the range. Vines from several vineyards across the region are nurtured by DBR Lafite’s technical team. This vintage exhibits a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot of which 50% is aged in French oak – the rest in stainless steel to retain freshness and purity of fruit. The nose offers an array of black fruit, earthy toasted spice and cedar. There’s a freshness and crunch to the palate which will ensure this wine cellars well, but there’s also a silky plush edge which enables immediate enjoyment.
Domaines Baron de Rothschild (Lafite)
Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot
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