A simply satisfying and super ripe table wine that will have you dreaming of your next European vacation, the Trader Joe’s Maison Barboulot Cabernet-Syrah.
The Maison Barboulot Cabernet-Syrah is available exclusively at Trader Joe’s (in the US) and sells for just $5.99. It is imported by Plume Ridge.
Nestled at the foothills of the Black Mountains, these vineyards soak up the Mediterranean sun while enjoying cool nights. We have carefully selected the ripest grapes to deliver generous aromas of ripe cherry along with hints of vanilla on the palate and a lingering finish.
Crafted in the purest French tradition, this blend is a unique modern style. Enjoy on its own or pair with grilled sirloin, meatloaf and casseroles.
Whenever we first find a wine that we love at Trader Joe’s, we always approach future vintages with a bit of trepidation. Will it continue to live up to the standard or, as we often find, was it just a one vintage wonder? We felt that familiar feeling as we revisited today’s wine for the first time since the 2017 vintage. Luckily, this is no one hit wonder.
The 2019 Maison Barboulot Cabernet-Syrah begins with pleasing aromas of ripe, fleshy red fruit, a little vanilla and even some hints of baseball card bubblegum. The wine tastes very smooth, super ripe and fruity. This is just a really excellent example of a simple and satisfying table wine. Did I mention it was ripe and fruity? And while it is a very fruit forward wine a hint of salty minerality and some nice touches of spice lead into the dry, slightly grippy finish of lingering tart fruit.
This is the type of seemingly nondescript, inexpensive, everyday table wine you find when traveling in Europe that sticks in your memory for years because it was just so darn satisfying. Highly Recommended!