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Barons De Rothschild (Lafite) Reserve Speciale Pauillac Bordeaux Blend Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

$556.93 / case(12)



The reserve speciale pauillac is made primarily from a blend that combines wines from properties in the pauillac appellation. It is created with the greatest possible respect for tradition in a similar style to the chateaux wines but for more immediate drinking. 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: intense ruby. Nose: subtle and elegant with scents of dried fruit (figs) black pepper and woody notes (cocoa powder). Palate: a powerful finely structured wine wi,,wine~french bordeaux red~france~~bordeaux~family:pasternak bordeaux,14/15,y,red,y 961,072269052904,1kopke porto colheita (24/cs) [portugal],375ml,24,19. 99,422. 15,24,,n,”vine the vineyard is disposed along the slopes on horizontal levels and more recently they are planted along the lines of greatest slopes so called vinha ao alto” (vertically planted vines). Soil schist greywacke ante-ordovician with some inclusions of a geological formation of granitic involving nature. Vinification hand-harvest at their best moment the grapes are destemmed crushed and vinified in a careful maceration with extraction of colour tannins and aromas of the pellicles complemented by permanent pumping-over during fermentation. This process takes place in vats at a controlled temperature between 28-30ºc until reaching the desired baume. At this phase grape brandy is added (benefit) originating a fortified wine. A wine of an exceptional quality from a single harvest. Matures in wood for variable periods of time never less than 7 years being bottled afterwards by market requests. Tasting notes bright and brown in the center with a reddish halo. Long

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