Thursday, November 20, 2008

Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2008 wine review by (PB)

Beaujolais Nouveau Est Arrive! I bought the first bottle at our local store and am serving tonight with raclette of salmon and baby spinach with dill cream cheese.

The wine is purple--of course-- with a fairly big bouquet of sweet strawberry that is nearly perfumy. Palate is a little chewy with light strawberry flavors and a slightly steely finish.

This is pretty straight forward Nouveau although better than last years! I paid $9 for it a the super market. Look for other producers and also look for Beaujolais Villages Nouveau and give them a whirl. Let us know how you like them--or don't and raise a glass!


Anonymous said...

I get Banana more than strawberry. But i agree, i like it better than last year's.

MF said...

Cloyingly sweet, marginal fruit and wonky acidity. It's the best mass-market Nouveau but it's still horrid. It is a pretty bottle, however, and that goes a long way with Beaujolais Nouveau drinkers... 19/100 Drink from November 23, 2009 to November 26, 2009, 80% discount thereafter.