Beaujolais Nouveau 2009 G. Duboeuf wine review by (PB)
This is the annual release of the Nouveau (meaning "new") wine release in Burgundy made from the Gamay grape. It is a worldwide celebration as this wine is made to guzzle being only weeks from the grapes having been on the vine. Are you ready for this?
2005 had the best nouveau I had tasted ever and this year's Nouveau is as good and possibly even better!
Georges Duboeuf is one of the gigantic negociants of this wine so you will find it virtually everywhere for around $10 a bottle.
The hue of this wine is amazing--it is the deepest, most highly pigmented purple to black cherry Nouveau I can remember including the 2005.
The bouquet is full of milk chocolate right up front with plenty of Gamay grape aromas that are nearly floral.
Palate--this wine sits big and unbelievably textured and even has some tannic structure that is amazing for a wine that has barely been on the skins long enough to extract a color. It has bold flavors with berries galore and indicates a memorable year for Beaujolais which portends well for Beaujolais Villages and Cru to be released later in the new year.
Remember, Beaujolais Nouveau is NOT to be shelved or cellared; it is made to be drunk in the next 9 months so raise a glass in a hurry and don't miss THIS remarkable Nouveau vintage!