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Color: Pale gold with green tints. Bouquet: Distinct mineral notes with nuances of almond, hazelnut, citrus, peach, b...Read more...
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Interesting wine. The aromatics to me feel more reminiscent of Sauvignon Blanc than Chardonnay (Chardonnay in Sauvignon Blanc clothing). Very brigh... Read more
Of all the nouveau for 2009 that I was able to find, this was the best. It beats out the Drouhin and Dubouef because it's a little meatier and got... Read more
Pleasant and smooth. Light, but by no means boring or not complex. For the price, this is a very good Beaujolais and it is versatile enough to pa... Read more
Interesting wine. The aromatics to me feel more reminiscent of Sauvignon Blanc than Chardonnay (Chardonnay in Sauvignon Blanc clothing). Very bright flavors with herbal and slightly floral notes. Just a hint of toasty butter from the oak.
Of all the nouveau for 2009 that I was able to find, this was the best. It beats out the Drouhin and Dubouef because it's a little meatier and got more depth and backbone to it for a young beaujolais.
Pleasant and smooth. Light, but by no means boring or not complex. For the price, this is a very good Beaujolais and it is versatile enough to pair with several different types of dishes.
Last Nouveau I will probably try from 2008. I really enjoyed this one. Deep purple color. Medium bodied with hints of tropical fruit (banana) and red berry, possibly strawberry or raspberry. I chilled it for about 20 minutes prior to tasting and the real fruit flavors didn't come up until it warmed up. Finish was pleasant but very abrupt. Also liked the "green" statement the winery made with planting a tree with each bottle sold and using plastic to decrease their carbon footprint. I would say it is definitely worth the $6, especially if you haven't had a chance to try Nouveau from '08.
Banana and tropical fruit with tart acidity and a light body. I couldn't resist the temptation to try at least one more Nouveau this year. Probably not the best of the bunch, but not too bad either.
bitter, no intense fresh fruit flavors really no pleasure, even keeping mind it's a Beaujolais Nouveau
This was my first year experiencing the Beaujolais Nouveau phenomena and I absolutely loved this bottle. It was very tangy, fruity, and spicy.
External Reviews for Labouré-roi Pinot Noir Echezeaux Grand Cru
New Releases: France/ Sleep and racy, offering lemon, yellow plum and grass notes. This is austere on the finish, but has persistence, so give it some time to find its balance.
Laboure-Roi is the biggest Burgundy producer you never heard of, producing wines from every part of the appellation from Grand Cru to Villages. Proprietor Armand Cottin is a true champion of Macon wines. So much so that the local growers have nicknamed him "the Saint' which is where the St. Armand name comes from. This Macon-Village is one of their most popular wines. 100% Chardonnay from the southern part of the region; Pouilly Fuisse is one of the villages in the Macon. No oak aging and full malolactic fermentation emphasize the bright charming fruit character. Apple and floral aromas dominate the nose and on the palate the wine is refreshing with good forward fruit, nutty hints and balanced acidity. Always a Best Buy and now ON SALE!
Chablis Premier Cru 2006 - Wine Review Online/ If you've ever wondered what everyone's talking about when they mention "minerality" in a wine, try a top-flight Chablis. The limestone soils and cool climate combine to produce Chardonnay that is flinty and mineral driven rather than ripe and fruity. The Laboure-Roi Premier Cru Reserve is an excellent example of a Chablis that hits it just right between the elements of fruit and minerals.
Chablis Premier Cru 2006 - Critics Silver, 2010 Critics Challenge/ Pineapple, seawater. Mallow on palate. Golden apple, very dark, brown sugar.
Established in 1832, Labouré-Roi is one of the largest wine houses in Burgundy, producing wines which respect their history, culture and terroir. Located in Nuits-Saint-George, Labouré-Roi’s state-of-the-art winery produces distinctive wines from major French appellations. The house works closely with over 100 growers to ensure each individual wine reflects the unique characteristics of its respective terroir. The winemaking team is led by 4th generation enologist Bertrand Straebler, who provides ongoing guidance in all aspects of viticulture and vinification to ensure that each bottle best represents the house style. The winery also has an impressive cellar, which dates back to the 15th century, and is comprised of 50 large format barrels called “Foudre” which have a capacity to age 5,000 liters each. Labouré-Roi, a wine house steeped in the rich history of Burgundy, delivers quality French wines at a great price, truly making French wines accessible to all. Production Area The Languedoc Roussillon spreads out over 4 districts in the south of France: Pyrénées Orientales, Aude, Hérault and Gard. It represents, by itself, 75% of French Vins de Pays. Since 1987, when vintners became aware of the potential of this region of clay and limestone soils, and started implementing new quality initiatives (introduction of new grape varieties, reduced yields, etc.), there has been a veritable explosion in the quality of these wines. “Les Sangliers” translates to “Wild Boars”, as they are known to roam this region of France. Grape Varieties 100% Chardonnay Vinification The grapes are crushed on arrival at the winery, and the juice is cold stabilized for 24 hours before fermentation in temperature-controlled tanks. The wine is racked and undergoes partial malolactic fermentation, followed by up to 6 months in tank before bottling. Color Pale yellow with a touch of gold Bouquet Rounded notes of melon with a touch of pineapple Taste A full-bodied wine with flavors of green apple and citrus, with sharp acidity Alcohol 12.5% Serving Suggestions A wonderful match for grilled vegetables, fresh seafood, white meats, and creamy cheeses.
Pouilly-Fuissé Vallon d’Or 2010 - 86 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Named after the almost gold appearance of the Chardonnay vines at harvest time, this is a soft wine, with hints of the mineral tang that embodies PouillyFuissé. It has pear and white peach fruit flavors, soft and ready to drink.
Color: Pale gold with green tints. Bouquet: Distinct mineral notes with nuances of almond, hazelnut, citrus, peach, buttered brioche, and honey. Taste: Opulent and structured with natural richness. Serving Suggestions: Partner with king prawns, lobster and crawfish, as well as foie gras, white meats such as veal or poultry in cream sauce, and many varieties of goat cheese. Its aromatic power means it can also match spicy and exotic dishes such as couscous, sweet-and-sour dishes and sushi.
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