2018 Domaines Barons de Rothschild, (Lafite) Reserve Speciale, Pauillac, 6x1.5ltr

2018 Domaines Barons de Rothschild, (Lafite) Reserve Speciale, Pauillac, 6x1.5ltr

2018 Domaines Barons de Rothschild, (Lafite) Reserve Speciale, Pauillac, 6x1.5ltr

MAGNUMS

Availability: 4 weeks

Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 1.5l

Duty Status
From £300.00
Expressive nose, combining notes of undergrowth, cedar, wax polish and tobacco. On the palate, the attack is supple and full-bodied with velvety tannins. An elegant, refined wine with a fresh, aromatic finish. A fine example of the 2018 vintage.
2018 Domaines Barons de Rothschild, (Lafite) Reserve Speciale, Pauillac, 6x1.5ltr
Cabernet sauvignon 50%, Merlot 50%

VINEYARD ATTRIBUTES
Appellation : Pauillac
Pauillac is located 40km North of Bordeaux on the left bank of the Gironde estuary.
Terroir : Pauillac enjoys exceptional climatic and geological conditions to make outstanding wines. Three of
the five First Growth of the 1855 classification are from this famous appellation. Sitting on a beautiful
gravelly hilltop, it provides the perfect ripening conditions for Cabernet Sauvignon, resulting in voluptuous,
well-structured wines.

VINTAGE SUMMARY
2018 was an exceptional vintage in Pauillac, despite particularly capricious weather, with a rainy winter and
spring that resulted in one of the worst threats of mildew in living memory. Fortunately, the situation
improved dramatically over the summer, which was the hottest since 2003. Conditions then became ideal for
ripening the grapes. The contrast between warm, sunny days and cool nights resulted in good aromatic
concentration and an excellent balance of sugar and acidity.

WINE MAKING SCHEME
This wine is made using traditional Bordeaux methods, the grapes are destemmed and crushed before being
placed in thermoregulated stainless steel vats for fermentation. Fermentation is conducted at 30°C and is
followed by three weeks of maceration with regular pumping-over to ensure a gentle extraction of the
tannins. After malolactic fermentation, 60% of the wine is transferred into French oak barrels for a period of
12 months.