Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite Reserve Speciale Saint-Emilion 2014
Deep crimson with shades of black. Intense and aromatic on the nose, dominated by aromas of berries (blueberries, blackberries) and licorice. Generous and a full-bodied attack on the palate. Harmonious with dense, well-integrated tannins; fresh and fruity with good length.
82% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A., established in 1933, is located at Pauillac in the Medoc. Famous for two centuries, first in banking then in wine, the Rothschild name comes from the German phrase "Das Rote Schild"—a reference to the Red Shield which originally served as the family sign. They have been motivated by a constant ambition: to make the world's finest wines, each in its own category—from the chateaux wines like the renowned Chateau Mouton Rothschild, their flagship wine, to branded wines such as the famous Mouton Cadet. Chateau Lafite Rothschild, located in the village of Pauillac in the Medoc, is the headquarters of Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite). It was purchased in 1868 by Baron James de Rothschild, which was under public sale at the time. Just 3 months after the purchase, Baron James passed away, and Lafite became the joint property of his three sons. Today, along with the acquisitions of several chateaus, successive generations have passed on their high standards and perseverance in producing the best possible wines from an exceptional terroir.