Region: Bordeaux, AOC Pauillac
Color: Ruby red, garnet
Aroma: Cassis, violet, liquorice and leather
Tasting Notes: Nose of blackcurrants, some pencil shavings, layers of semi-sweet chocolate at the back; on the front, full and strong with blackcurrant fruit, supported by good backbone of acidity and tannins.
Food Pairings: Grilled or roasted lamb with rosemary, well seasoned meat dishes, such as marbled steak, grilled Magret or wild pheasant.
Grape Variety: 2004 profile – 8% Cabernet Franc, 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
Vinification: Fermentation inside stainless steel containers, aging in Slavonian oak barrels for over 36 months and then 8 months of bottle aging before release..
Notes/Facts: The longest lived of all Bordeaux wines, powerful when young, their floral or fruity Cassis (black current) aromas melt with the passing of time into a bouquet of cedary shavings and notes of cigar box. Three of the five 1855 classification First Growths are located in AOC Pauillac: Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Latour, and Château Mouton-Rothschild.