Pauillac Special Reserve 2015, A.C. Pauillac
This Pauillac is produced by Domaine Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) using grapes collected from younger vines at Château Duhart Milon and Chateau Lafite itself. This accessible Pauillac will drink well from a young age, and offers charm and character after an hour in a decanter. The 2015 vintage is one of the finest produced under this label by DBR Lafite.
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The vintage balances the intensity of Cabernet sauvignon and juiciness of merlot quite brilliantly. The nose starts with spicy red fruit, then after a few minutes in the the glass layers spicy oak, cassis and vanilla emerge. All the aromas follow on from the nose to palate with charming bright fruit, ripe and approachable tannins and a spicy finish. The purity and poise, characters typical of the 2015 vintage, are evident on the nose and palate. Typical of the vintage and very ‘Lafite’ in style!
Domaines Baron de Rothschild (Lafite)
Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot
Two hours before serving
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