Thursday, November 17, 2011
Beaujolais Nouveau 2011 Bouchard Aine & Fils wine review by Billy
Palate:Thin mouth feel, some tannic character with an acid snap emerging at the back of the tongue
Finish: Lingering vegetal finish at the back of the mouth.
Overall: Beaujolais Nouveau is the celebration of wine harvested this year. The gamay grapes were picked just a couple of weeks ago. Then they were pressed, vinified and put into bottles to ship to stores all around the world this year. This Beaujolais Nouveau was in a grape on a vine a mere 10 weeks ago. Beaujolais Nouveau 2011 is a celebration of wine. As such, the liquid in the bottle and in your glass is a great big HOORAY for wine. It is a fast wine. A fruity wine. It is not complex. It is not subtle. It is wine from grapes freshly picked this year. Enjoy this wine tonight and maybe tomorrow. I paid $10 for this celebratory 2011 wine at a local wine shop. Raise a Glass!