Les Pelerins is the second label of Lafon-Rochet, a Fourth Growth estate and one of the classic chateaux in Saint-Estephe. Located just north or Pauillac, this region is populated by more than 3,000 acres of vines planted in gravel, clay, and sand. Among Left Bank wines, it seems St-Estèphe gets passed over for Pauillac, St.-Julien, and Margaux, but we think this AOC is definitely worth exploring - especially at $39 from a really good vintage. And even better, second labels like Les Pelerins are made to be enjoyed early. This 2014 is ready to drink!
Flavor Profile: Medium-bodied, dry. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot has a floral nose and a palate of raspberry, wild strawberry, and roses. Finishes with ripe tannins, spice, sandalwood, and pencil shavings. Everything you want in a Bordeaux. Pair with steak, lamb, and game.