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Labouré-Roi Pouilly-Fuissé Vallon d'Or 2006

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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.

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The House of Laboure-Roi dates back to 1832, when it was founded in the town of Nuits-Saint-Georges by Monsieur Laboure and Monsieur Roi. Twenty-two years earlier Monsieur Claude-Joseph Bonnet establised what was to become a thriving silk company in the city of Lyons. In 1974 these two diverse interests came together, when Louis and Armand Cottin, direct descendants of M. Bonnet, purchased Labo... Read more
The House of Laboure-Roi dates back to 1832, when it was founded in the town of Nuits-Saint-Georges by Monsieur Laboure and Monsieur Roi. Twenty-two years earlier Monsieur Claude-Joseph Bonnet establised what was to become a thriving silk company in the city of Lyons. In 1974 these two diverse interests came together, when Louis and Armand Cottin, direct descendants of M. Bonnet, purchased Laboure-Roi from Robert Jeanniard, himself a direct descendant of Mssrs. Laboure and Roi. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Labouré-Roi Pouilly-Fuissé Vallon d'Or

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,083
3.00 5
01/30/2009

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

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3.00 5
01/30/2009

Green apples and a nice tartness with good oak and a funky finish. Serve with cheese and maybe a bit of jam and flatbread.

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
2.00 5
01/30/2009

A copper pan, it's not cookin anything right now for me. Low acidity, fair texture.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
4.00 5
12/10/2009

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.


Snooth User: zufrieden
2593864,103
3.00 5
02/28/2010

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.


Snooth User: Stunner97
31506859
3.00 5
02/09/2010

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.


Snooth User: testysnooth
1294074
3.50 5
01/30/2009

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.


External Reviews for Labouré-Roi Pouilly-Fuissé Vallon d'Or

External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesPale buttery gold. Floral and fruity, hints of honey and hazelnuts. Rich but dry, rounded white fruit flavours and ripe finish.



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.

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