Beaujolais Nouveau Wine

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Beaujolais Nouveau is a style of young, fresh wine produced in the Beaujolais region, adjacent to Burgundy, France. Every year, these are released on the third Thursday of November, with much fanfare that “Les Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!!!” What began as a local tradition in the 19th century, made popular in Parisian cafés in the 1950s, has become an actual race for worldwide distribution. Every method of transportation imaginable has been used to ensure arrival by midnight of that Thursday (to release any time before is strictly prohibited), and its many fans can open a fresh bottle that very day. This style accounts for nearly half the entire region’s annual output. 

To get technical, this a primeur style of wine, which simply means that it is released between its harvest date and the following spring. It’s not uncommon in other parts of the world, but Beaujolais Nouveau is the most popular and sought after. But isn’t wine supposed to age a bit Read more »

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  • Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau Burgundy 2009

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    Wine review by heyitspavel


  • Mommessin Beaujolais Nouveau 2011

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    The Mommessin Nouveau for 2011 has a wonderfully inviting banana cream pie nose with a little cotton candy (floss) on top. On entry, the wine is slightly metallic with a touch of stem and dried cranberry. Not much of a taste experience, but rather deep and round for a primeur.Needs better fruit extraction - or, perhaps better fruit. Still, th... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Château Cambon Beaujolais Nouveau 2010

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    Wine review by Virendra K Sharma


  • On Friday, November 18, 2011, Georges Duboeuf, Passions Productions and the ... will celebrate the art of Beaujolais Nouveau with the release of Duboeuf’s most vibrant harvest yet and an evening of ‘Beaujolais Passions’ at the Beverly Hills Country Club.Michael McLeer, known as “Kaves”, was chosen to serve as the artistic voice of the Nouveau ... Read More

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  • Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau Burgundy 2009

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    Wine review by yoitswhit


  • Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2006

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    Wine review by loriabil


  • Labouré-Roi Beaujolais Nouveau 2009

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    Pleasant and smooth. Light, but by no means boring or not complex. For the price, this is a very good Beaujolais and it is versatile enough to pair with several different types of dishes. Read More

    Wine review by jmd477


  • Labouré-Roi Beaujolais Nouveau 2009

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    Interesting wine. The aromatics to me feel more reminiscent of Sauvignon Blanc than Chardonnay (Chardonnay in Sauvignon Blanc clothing). Very bright flavors with herbal and slightly floral notes. Just a hint of toasty butter from the oak. Read More

    Wine review by Amanda Schuster


  • Beaujolais Nouveau Albert Bichot 2010

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    Great smooth wine, though with excellent taste, fruit forward, but not sweet, great balance, low alcohol so it can be enjoyed all night. Pefect for any time. Read More

    Wine review by juangon


  • Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau Special Select Gamay Burgundy NV

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    Wine review by smithdaj54


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