Origin: France; Labouré-Roi
Bottle size: 750
So this is a brilliant little Syrah, or for the Aussie-lovers Shiraz, from the Bourgogne region (That's the burgondy region for the anglos). The wine presents itself with the typical plum colour one would anticipate from a resonable young Syrah; the hue is slightly rusty and definitely worthy of being called burgundy. On the nose I would say it's a rather understated scent. Not terribly ripe and mostly scented of blackcurrant and dark berries with a hint of oak and an almost Port aroma.
2007 was a smashing year for Niagara and NewWorld wine, very typical for French wines.
The mouth-feel is a bit puckery with light tannins; the acidity is low to medium and the finish is cleared up with a mouthwatering after-effect. Sugars are low for a young wine but indicative of a Vin de Pays D'Oc style. This wine would likely not hold up to any more cellaring and should be consumed shortly after purchase. If served at anything below 8deg.C. expect the wine to lose its sweetness and present itself as much more acidic.