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Two Légende Wines from Châteaux Lafite Rothschild

Legende Bordeaux Blanc 2017

Recently we tasted and enjoyed two Bordeaux wines, a white and a red, from Châteaux Lafite Rothschild. These two wines, branded as Légende, are not from the Lafite Rothschild’s renowned aged vineyards but from younger and less prestigious vineyards owned by the famous winery and nearby vineyards. Compared to the venerated Châteaux de Rothschild wines, the Légende wine brand is much more affordable and a good value.

The Légende Bordeaux Blanc 2017 was a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. This white wine, with 12% alcohol, was dry. The color was a light yellow. The aroma was mild with intense notes of tropical fruit with a hint of honeysuckle after a late spring rain. The mouthfeel was smooth and silky. The taste was racy with notes of citrus. There were also notes reminiscent of tropical fruits like pineapple and melon. The wine had a long finish. We suggest enjoying this wine as an aperitif or paired with seafood or white meat. We enjoyed our wine with the delightful Spanish Manchego white cheese.

The winery suggests pairing Légende Bordeaux Blanc with a Mango and Crab Salad. The recipe takes a short 15 minutes to create. Main ingredients include: mango, red pepper, avocado, pear and king crab. The Mango and Crab Salad recipe is available on the Château Lafite Rothschild website.

Legende Pauillac 2015

The 2015 Légende Pauillac was a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. The wine had a dark ruby color with a ruby rim. The aroma included black fruits. The taste was reminiscent of blackberries, cassis,  black cherries, leather and licorice. The silky mouthfeel had soft tannins and the wine was medium/full bodied. The finish was fruit forward and the wine had a long aftertaste. 

The winery suggest pairing the Légende Pauillac wine with  Poached Beef. The main ingredients for the Poached Beef recipe include: fillet of beef, carrots, turnips, onion and potatoes. Preparation time is 40 minutes and cooking time is 25 minutes. This recipe is also on the Chateau Lafite Rothschild website. 

If you are looking for a Bordeaux wine, check out the Legende wines from Châteaux Lafite Rothschild. Also try the recipes offered by the winery.

Kathy and Terry

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