(1) Château Labouré-Roi
-'Clos des Bouches Cheres'
-Meursault, Burgundy, France
(Drink Now or Hold)
-L.C.B.O. PRICE: $64.95
-L.C.B.O. # 45724
(available at most
COMMENT: Granted, this is not the cheapest of wines to enjoy on
Thanksgiving (*yes, I finally mentioned the actual holiday*), but it will go a
long way toward: (1) pairing beautifully with the foods of the feast; and (2)
ensuring great cheer among guests! Tight at present, with 'mineral' and 'wooden'
notes, this wine comes from the superb 2005 vintage. The fruit is only starting
to show; and overall, the wine is very complex, soft on the mouth and delicate
on the finish. An excellent Meursault!
SUGGESTION: Turkey (white meat, especially; go
easy on the gravy) --- enjoy!
(2) Weingut Dr.
(available in several dozen
stores within L.C.B.O. system)
-L.C.B.O. # 951756
COMMENT: Do not be surprised if you have never heard of this wine!
Made from the deservedly-respectful
Grüner Veltliner grape, this Austrian dry white has been met with
very good success among true wine
enthusiasts. Carrying some very crisp overtones, along with a few lentils and
'temperate' fruit, this white from the well-regarded estate of Dr. Unger should
have just the right amount of backbone to go very well with a well-cooked
PAIRING SUGGESTION: Turkey (*just going with my theme*) --- enjoy!