Georges DuBoeuf Beaujoias-Villages Nouveau 2006 Real Time Wine Review (NW)
Strawberry jam nose
Light-bodied, herbal core
Moderately smooth finish
Today's the day to celebrate the new harvest release of Beaujolias Nouveau! It's the third Thursday of November, and the start of the holiday season for wine.
I stopped in a store after hopping an early afternoon Delta Shuttle from New York La Guardia to Boston. The store only had the Georges DuBoeuf, which is fine with me. I usually try this wine every year, and it's been priced at a reasonable $9.99 for the past few years.
The color is beautiful, as always, with a vibrant, youthful sparkle of garnet in the glass. After a quick swirl, the strawberry jam emerges on the nose. It's a beautiful smell, really. The palate is thin but straight forward, and it finishes smoothly.
This is a pretty good release. Maybe not on par with last year, but fruity, festive, and well-made. It's amazing to think this bottle of juice was growing on vines just about six weeks ago! That's the story of Beaujolias Nouveau and why it's such a celebration! Raise a glass!