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.

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