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Barons De Rothschild Légende 2012 Wine Review

Barons De Rothschild Légende 2012

Barons De Rothschild Légende 2012

Pauillac, Bordeaux A.C., France

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $43.95

Drink: 2016-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Barons De Rothschild

Agent: Select Wine Merchants Inc.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

That Band-Aid note on the nose with smoke and toasty oak and black fruit. Full-bodied, supple and long in the finish. OTHER: 'Légende is crafted by winemaker Diane Flamand. Born in Médoc, Flamand studied enology in Bordeaux, graduating in 1987. Today she is only one of fewer than half a dozen female winemakers in Bordeaux, a region with 10,000 chateaus (wineries). Flamand has worked in all facets of the industry, from the laboratory to wine sales. She has worked at renowned houses such as Lynch Bages, Pichon Baron and Luden. Even so, when she was first in the industry, she was not allowed in the cellars as the old men would tell her that she would spoil the wine. Since 2004, Flamand has been an enologist at Domaines Baron de Rothschild (Lafite), in charge of Légende. The Légende 2012 Pauillac is made with 70 percent cabernet sauvignon and 30 percent merlot. The wine comes from two estates, Duhart-Milon and Lafite Rothschild, and has good tannins and powerful, spicy notes. (Allison Levine, napavalleyregister.com, June 21, 2016).

Légende food pairings: roast duck loaf, wild duck with fried root vegetables, chicken encroute.

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This Barons De Rothschild Légende 2012 was reviewed on October 29, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Pricing & Stock Information

  • BCLDB
  • 245001
  • $40.39 
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Reviews and Ratings

Cherie Cole rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Barons De Rothschild Légende brings forth an affordable version of the region's excellent reputation. Dark fruit, sweet spice and grippy tannins indicate this wine would pair perfectly with duck breast.
Winemaker, Diane Flamand is the creator of Légende wine and has been with Domaines Baron de Rothschild since 2004. The grapes for this wine come from France's Pauillac wine region and the wine blend is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot. - Community Wine Reviews

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