Wine of the Week -Légende Bordeaux 2014

The tagline for this Domaines Baron de Rothschild Bordeaux is “Légende, a little elegance for every day. They see the wine as ideal for sipping by the fire, for dinner with friends, and for every day enjoying.

This nicely balanced blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Merlot (40%)  has its own elegance. It’s aged for nine months in vats, 40 percent with oak lending a well-rounded character with 12.5% ABV. It’s true to Bordeaux in its aromatic complexity yet ideal for every-day enjoyment. Ripe red and black fruit provide the aromas and you’ll pick up on toasty notes. Not every wine we drink has to be a rock star, and the pleasing elements of this Légende lend themselves to pairing with a pasta dish, barbecue, or even a well-made burger. With a retail price in the $15-$20 range, it’s the kind of wine that offers its own value to a wine by the glass list and the Rothschild origins promise quality. Don’t wait for a special occasion. Every day has its own reasons for celebration and this wine adds its own elegance to it.

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