Thursday, November 17, 2005

Wine Review: Georges DuBoeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2005 (NW)

Beautiful color- a light purple that almost sparkles
Wonderful nose of fresh strawberries and raisins
Smooth on the palate, but with a chalky and dry finish

I hope this is representative of the 2005 harvest because it's the best Beaujolias Nouveau I've ever had. The wine looks and smells terrific, although the chalky finish is a little bit drying in the mouth. It really shouldn't be over-analyzed, though, so I'm going to enjoy it for what it is. Beaujolias Nouveau is a fun wine for pure enjoyment and the celebration of the new harvest. By the way, I paid $10 for the pleasure of drinking this wine on the day of release. Raise a glass!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sure enough raisins make a fine companion to this primeur wine, and the bouquet on this vintage should only improve in complexity. The color is brilliant, it may look purple when your glass is full; towards the bottom you will notice fantastic hues of magenta and violet, and almost pink at the rim. For the price it certainly delivers what one would expect from a freshly pressed harvest.