Produced by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite), Légende Saint-Emilion is an harmonious blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
With its fruity, toasty bouquet, this elegant wine is round and well balanced on the palate : a fine illustration of this prestigious appellation.
- 85 % Merlot
- 15% Cabernet Franc
The summer of 2014 was rather gloomy, characterized by a lack of sunshine and low temperatures, but then beautiful weather arrived in the entire region in early September and remained for several weeks (until the end of October), saving the vintage. The Indian summer gave the vines optimal ripening conditions, and the grapes reached a balance between sugar, acidity and phenols worthy of a great vintage. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc benefited from the superb late season and offered excellent quality in 2014.
TASTING NOTES (at bottling):
Colour: Medium intensity ruby.
Nose: Refined and aromatic, the nose combines aromas of leather and sweet spices with woody notes (vanilla).
Palate: Rounded, full-bodied attack; this is a supple wine with plump, soft tannins, and a pleasantly fresh finish.
- 95% Merlot
- 5% Cabernet Franc
The 2013 vintage in Saint Emilion was characterized by difficult weather conditions. A wet spring resulted in flower abortion and uneven grape size, two hail storms, on 26 July and 2 August, caused varying amounts of damage, the grapes began to ripen relatively late, from 10 August, and there were alternating spells of rain and fine weather until the harvests. It was one of the most difficult vintages of the last 30 years, with an average decrease in yields of the order of 30%, making them the worst since the frost of 1991! Meticulous work in the vineyard and very strict selections in the winery enabled some pleasant surprises and successes: the 2013 Saint Emilions are supple, with a gentle, crisp structure.
TASTING NOTES (AT BOTTLING)
Colour : Medium intensity ruby.
Nose : Lovely, expressive, seductive nose, dominated by notes of red fruit (blackcurrants, raspberries) and subtle toasted notes.
Palate : direct, fruity attack, the tannins are supple, and the finish is fresh and very aromatic (fresh fruit). A soft, accessible wine for easy-drinking.