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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  • Same as Duncan's experience, had a Dornfelder that was less than pleasant, here's my tasting note: A tad on the sweet and syrupy side, with bright red cherries and some cotton candy. Medium to light body and medium to short finish. Reminds me a bit of a Nouveau Beaujolais but not as good.Although this may be very appealing to someone else. Read More

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  • Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2015

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    Nothing big, nothing fancy...just pure nouveau. Bright fruit, mild tannins with a cut of minerality and acidity. Cherries on the aftertaste that is both surprisingly long (for a beaujolias) and mouthwatering. Drink young - Paul 87 popints Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2015

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    Nothing big, nothing fancy...just pure nouveau. Bright fruit, mild tannins with a cut of minerality and acidity. Cherries on the aftertaste that is both surprisingly long (for a beaujolias) and mouthwatering. Drink young - Paul 87 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • 2015 Bedrock Zinfandel Nouveau Esola Vyd Amador County Was able to source a couple bottles of this wine that was exclusively released to the restaurant biz  It's a Nouveau so no need to wait on it.Pours transparent ruby about 1/2 way between a pale Pinot Noir and a rosé. Nose is cherry lifesaver, red vines and walking into the front door of a fl... Read More

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  • If I had only those options, I'd probably let the human race go to hell. ... Beaujolais because of the Beaujolais nouveau, which quite by accident became a bit of a craze for a while.That nouveau was never supposed to be anything special - it was made to be consumed in the bistros of Lyon for the most part, and quickly. But a couple of British... Read More

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  • Mommessin Beaujolais Nouveau 2015

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    Judging by the depth of colour, the inviting banana, pear and cherry nose, and the chunky mouthfeel of this wine (and there is a little tannin, notwithstanding the brief contact with skins in this kind of wine), 2015 looks like a good year for the Crus. The finish is quite long and elegant for a "new" wine - although Mommessin is always a bit m... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Welcome to the Snooth Forum, NG, nope, can't do that we already have an ... that is not always the case.Beaujolais Nouveau is one of those wines that is meant to be consumed immediately on release.  In the case of your bottle, it was made from grapes that were harvested in 2003 (probably around September), fermented, bottled and shipped from t... Read More

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  • I am making attempt to learn about varies wines as what wines goes with what ... ... I came across a bottle Beaujolais Nouveau 2003, which prompts the question:  Is safe to open it and taste it.  Can some please help me explain the life expectancy of a bottle of wine.&nbs Read More

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  • Louis Tete le Pot Beaujolais Nouveau 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • There are plenty of ways to do sausages of all sorts on decent buns (or even ... ... work with it), as has beaujolais nouveau, a Turley zin, several Paso reds (any of your choice, they're most all generically over the top anyway) and, of course, whisky or tequila with a beer back. Read More

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  • achei na minha adega um beaujolais nouveau, ano de 1997, bem conservado, pois no rotulo diz que a validade de um ano, alguém pode me informar sobre isso, se esta bom para consumo?

    Comment by 1074819juliano silva 1074819 juliano silva


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