2012 Bordeaux at the rouxpour

It’s been a while since I’ve written on here, but I figure there’s no time like the present to get back at it. I want to start writing about my wine life instead of just posting on IG.

So last night, the family and I went to the Rouxpour at Memorial City Mall. Hubby and I have been before, but we hadn’t brought the kids. We ordered some apps, per usual, like the deviled eggs. I had some gumbo that my daughter very quickly confiscated from me. My son had his all time fave, mac and cheese of course. I don’t know exactly what my husband ordered, but it looked delicious. And he said it was 🙂 I got some of the cajun pasta they have, and although it could have used a little salt, it was good.


But the main event of the night was a 2012 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Bordeaux we ordered. They only sell it by the bottle, but you know you don’t have to ask me twice to get a bottle.

Priced at $94 in the restaurant, it was on the pricier side of the menu. But I’ve been on a Bordeaux kick this month and couldn’t resist. Of course, it’s only about $50+ in stores, but when in Rome…or when in the Rouxpour…

The 2012 Chateau Lassegue was from Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, France in the Bordeaux region. It was smooth and drank soooo beautifully even just after a few minutes in the decanter.

Pro Tip: if you buy a bottle of red wine at a restaurant, ask them for a decanter! They’ll pour your wine in the decanter before serving you, so you can truly experience the wine at its best!

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I’ll admit, it wasn’t the best pairing with the creamy cajun chicken pasta dish I had, but I just really really wanted some more Bordeaux. And I just knew a 2012 vintage was going to tickle my pickle. It tickled both me and my husband’s pickle!

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But seriously, it was really good and I have no regrets. It smelled like a dark berry fruit concoction with a bite of Earth. That may sound weird, but I promise it’s magical. If you haven’t really been a Bordeaux fan, I say grab a bottle of this and see if it changes your mind. I was so sad when it was all gone. I think I want to explore Saint-Emilion Bordeauxs more since I enjoyed that one so much.

If you do try one or any Bordeaux this month, tag me in your posts. Or comment on here and let me know how it went!

Until next time,…