Légende Wines is kicking ass and taking names. After establishing in Asia and Europe, the wine has hit the United States with a bang.
The Bordeaux produced wines come from Domaines Baron de Rothschild (Lafite). The Légende range comes in five key appellations: Bordeaux Rouge, Bordeaux Blanc, Médoc, Saint-Emilion and Pauillac.
I was recently invited to a pairing dinner for the wines at Cote in New York City. Cote is a Korean Steakhouse and is one of the hottest restaurants in New York City. While guests normally cook their own steaks on tabletop grills, some of Cote’s finest meats were prepared for us to pair with Légende red wines.
The pairing dinner included four courses:
Pickled Chayote and Jalapeno, Pickled Cauliflower and Garlic Scapes
Shigoku Oysters + Maine Uni
Served with Légende Bordeaux Blanc 2016
USDA Prime, Hanger Steak
Served with Légende Bordeaux Rouge 2016
American Wagyu, Cote Steak
Served with Légende Medoc 2015
Reserve Extra Dry Aged Rib-Eye
Served with Légende Saint-Emilion 2014
A5 Wagyu, Japan
Served with Légende Pauillac, 2014
Vanilla Ice cream with soy caramel
It’s hard to say which red was my favorite because I liked them all for different reasons. If you are looking for a red wine for every day the Bordeaux Rouge is a good choice. When you want a red that will add a touch of wow to your food, go with the Légende Pauillac.
One of the main goals of Légende is to produce wines from the Bordeaux that taste like they are luxury, but come with an affordable price tag. Mission accomplished!