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Labouré-Roi Puligny-Montrachet 2008
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
External Reviews for Labouré-Roi Puligny-Montrachet
"Laboure Roi Fleurie 2008 is ruby red in color. Its bouquet is violet
Montagny 1er Cru 2006 - 87 Points, Wine Spectator/ Lemon candy, with a hint of spring blossom and mineral mark this elegant white. Well-balanced and fresh, with a lingering finish.
Montagny Premier Cru Réserve 2009 - 91 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Structured white fruits, this is a complex and concentrated wine. Toast, apple and apricot flavors are blended with herbs and intense acidity. Spice from the wood shows on the finish.
Laboure Roi Macon Villages 2008 has pale straw yellow. Bouquet: It has floral and fresh with hints of honey and apple. Its taste is fruity and rounded with a refreshing acidity.
A Chardonnay wine from Burgundy in France. 2008 Laboure Roi, Domaine Montagny 1er Cru 750ml
Pouilly-Fuissé Vallond’Or 2009 - 87 points, Wine Enthusiast/ A superrich wine, full of apricot and Golden Delicious apples, with a touch of wood that rounds out the chalky, mineral texture. The wine is a delicious balance between ripe fruit and structure, ready to drink.
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% Merlot Vinification The bunches are de-stemmed and cold macerated to maximize color extraction. Fermentation takes place in tank at a controlled temperature of 80°F, followed by malolactic fermentation. The wine is then further aged in tank for 4-6 months before bottling. Color Ruby red Bouquet Lovely aromas of black cherry, plum and blackberry Taste A velvety smooth wine with flavors of soft raspberry and plum Alcohol 12% Serving Suggestions This wine is a perfect match for pasta, poultry, and pork dishes.
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