Saturday, February 26, 2011

Laboure-Roi: Week #28

This week is the second of three selections chosen at a "foreign" liquor store (PEI).  I picked this one as it was cost-effective and from France.  I've only reviewed one other French wine (Fat Bastard) and it did not go well.  I'm not against trying another, but have been unable to find a suitable bottle at my local store. 

Labroure-Roi - France, 2007
12% alc./vol (WTH?)
$12.00 (approx.)

A word from the wine:
"Particular varietal from the Rhone Valley.  Intense purple colour, this wine shows spicy and fruity aromas.  Fruity and easy to drink.  Ideal with all meals, especially chicken meat and cheeses."
Anyone else think this is redundant and uninformative?

For a 2007 bottle, I thought this wine did not live up to snuff.  First of all, the cork broke as I was removing it, which forced me to push it into the bottle in order to access the wine inside.  This action, of course, lead to there being little pieces of cork floating around in each glass I poured.  It was drinkable, but I found it to be a touch acidic instead of spicy.  It was also bland. 

Helpful Husband Tip: "I think its fine"


  1. Doesn't sound appealing but at least there was no banana! And yeah...12%?? I do enjoy the HH tip. He'll just drink anything, right? :)

  2. ever think about using a strainer to avoid the bits of cork in the glass.. works every time, even tho it does not happen often...

  3. I don't know what's funnier, your comments on the labels or on the wines.

    Dropping in from Mama Blog.