Labouré-Roi Pouilly-Fuissé Vallon d'Or 2006
Pouilly Fuissé, the finest wine of the Maconnais and one of the best known names from Burgundy, comes from 2,100 acres of vines to the west of the town of Macon, covering the five communes of Fuisse, Pouilly, Solutre, Chaintre and Vergisson. Wines from the neighbouring communes of Loche and Vinzelles may not benefit from the Pouilly-Fuisse appelation. The high limestone content in the granite-based soil suits Chardonnay to perfection and the warmer climate of the Macconais, compared to the cote d'Or and especially to Chablis, allows the grapes to ripen fully, giving high degrees of natural alcohol to the wine. Laboure Roi's production averages 35,000 cases.
Editorial Reviews for Labouré-Roi Pouilly-Fuissé Vallon d'Or
Sweet pear, light caramel toast, a hint of cream, some floral notes, light cedar and a squirt of lime juice greet the nose. Round and fleshy with good acids keeping the fruit taut. A bit nervous today this will benefit from an hour's breathing or perhaps a year in the cellar to allow the elements to integrate. Finishes with a bit of mineral and tart green apple notes with a little bit of heat. 87pts
A copper pan, it's not cookin anything right now for me. Low acidity, fair texture.
Green apples and a nice tartness with good oak and a funky finish. Serve with cheese and maybe a bit of jam and flatbread.
Some residual floral notes with something akin to wild gooseberry confit on the nose. At 3.5 years, this wine is getting a bit tired; the entry is cooked apple and peach with just a hint of unwanted oxidation. Creamy and clean finish - if unprepossessing. Not quite as good as the 2007, but a worthy wine all the same.
scrumptious aromas of melon, peach, golden apples, and little on the tropic side but terrific acidity to balance the fruit components and bring citrus flavors back into the overall profile of the wine, great complexity combined with the fruit characteristics with a wonderful length.
Honey and almond sweetness on the nose, the nose smells much oakier then the taste you get on your first sip which is more of a racy acidity and only a very slight kiss of oak. Sharp acid and cooler climate also gives it a medium to light weight body for a chardonnay, undisguisedly old world chard. Finish is not bad grew on me a bit as i went but not overwhelming. An overall good wine but not sure Id call it great.
Pleasant nose of green apples and some light vanilla. Mineral and fairly complex for a wine of this price. Well balanced, good acidity and a nice finish - good.