2020 Domaines Barons de Rothschild, (Lafite) Reserve Speciale, Pauillac, 6x750ml

2020 Domaines Barons de Rothschild, (Lafite) Reserve Speciale, Pauillac, 6x750ml

Varietals: Cabernet sauvignon 60%, Merlot 40%
Yield: 40 hL/ha
Alcohol: 13% ABV

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Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

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Publication: Simon Quinn, VinQuinn

Drinking Dates: Now-2030+

The nose is immediately and unmistakeably Pauillac. Intensely fragrant and pure blackcurrant aromas are joined by black cherry, blood orange, nutmeg, ginger and a graphite streak. The palate displays the same degree of purity and freshness. Packed with autumnal berries, a solid core of dense dark plum and a very long cherry and rosewater finish. This is darker, more powerful and brooding than the easier going 2019. The bold, fine tannins play a key role in the impressive structure. Its pedigree is clearly apparent, with emphasis on terroir and vintage character at the fore. Decant a few hours if drinking now.
The Lafite Rothschild family has been producing wine in Bordeaux since 1868. For six generations, they got to know this beautiful landscape and
understand the unique traits of the vines from each appellation. Three decades ago, the family was inspired to create a new wine series, where each
wine would be the epitome of the appellation it came from. Their motivation was simple – to ensure wine lovers everywhere could dive into Bordeaux
and taste the originality of each appellation. And so, Réserve Spéciale range was born.

Vintage Notes:
Even though the 2020 season was rather whimsical, the winter was very mild, which favoured early budbreak.
The spring was wet and rainy, leading to some failed fruit set on some vines and increasing the risk of powdery mildew.
During the summer, a heat wave, and an unprecedented drought (no rainfall between mid June and mid-August) blocked berry ripening in some lots.
The 2020 harvest was historically early and took place under a heat wave that lasted through the harvest period.
The 2020 Pauillac wines are powerful, fresh, and elegant, with reasonable alcohol levels, good-density tannins, and higher acidity than previous vintages.