Saturday, November 19, 2011

Georges Du Boeuf Beaujolias Nouveau 2011 wine review by (PB)


The color of this wine is simply beautiful! It is gently garnet in the center of the bowl with a simply artistic pinkish-purple hue at the rim. I just want to stare at it.

Bouquet--Perfumy, powdery, young fruit filled loveliness with cinnamon overtones.

Palate--A relaxed Nouveau with a slightly chewy tannic back bone (unusual for Nouveau)with a structurally solid acid foundation. Fresh young fruitiness of bright fermented grape yet with a note of unfermented fruit ending with a real finish.

When I smelled this wine before tasting it, I was taken back to the best Nouveau in my memory which was 2005. This wine is really close!

We have written each year about the "event" that this wine is world wide being released on the third Thursday of each November. It is meant to be consumed within a year and better within 9 months or so of release. It is simple, straightforward quaffing wine and yet this is so well made that it would stand up to numerous cheeses and dishes.

Always around $10, definitely don't miss this Nouveau and raise a glass!

3 comments:

MoiRLB said...

I couldn't disagree more with your review. I have enjoyed the Nouveau Beaujolais for many years. I was disappointed with the 2010 product, but the 2011 vintage was undrinkable!
How is it possible that some bottles are good and some are horrible?

PB said...

It is certainly possible you indeed got a bad bottle for which there are many reasons I'll not go into here. It is also possble that you have a sub-clinical URI starting and has messed up your taster. I strongly suggest you get another bottle and give it another try!

PB said...

It is certainly possible you indeed got a bad bottle for which there are many reasons I'll not go into here. It is also possble that you have a sub-clinical URI starting and has messed up your taster. I strongly suggest you get another bottle and give it another try!