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Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Beaujolais Nouveau is all about freshness. These Gamay grapes were just picked weeks ago, thus a very short fermentation. Generous notes of strawberry and black currant dominate the nose, with silky tannins that bring smoothness to the palate. The finish has subtle touches of sweet cherry.

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Georges Duboeuf:
Georges and Franck Dubœuf have made a thorough selection of wines from Burgundy, the Rhône Valley, Bordeaux, the Loire and Languedoc, while giving champagne the prestigious pride of place it deserves. Bruno Vertut and Alain Beaurin, who staff the cellar, deliver specific advice recommending combinations of wine and food, making the most of a customer’s budget or suggesting ... Read more
Georges and Franck Dubœuf have made a thorough selection of wines from Burgundy, the Rhône Valley, Bordeaux, the Loire and Languedoc, while giving champagne the prestigious pride of place it deserves. Bruno Vertut and Alain Beaurin, who staff the cellar, deliver specific advice recommending combinations of wine and food, making the most of a customer’s budget or suggesting new discoveries. A neat blend of refinement and relaxation make this a cellar for both ordinary wine-lovers and connoisseurs. Dubœuf, rue Marbeuf, a cellar like every cellar should be, where you quite simply find good bottles at the nicest price, together with the pleasure of getting sound and considerate advice. Georges and Franck Dubœuf have won recognition for their expertise in the art of wine tasting and selection, a perfect illustration of which is their cellar, just off the Champs Élysées. More than anything else, their one wish is to perpetuate, on Rue Marbeuf, one of the capital’s most Parisian shopping streets, a product marked by trade-mark simplicity and excellent value for money. This is where you find the best of the wine range from Georges Dubœuf. Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Villages rub shoulders with the 10 Beaujolais vintages of Brouilly, Côte de Brouilly, Chénas, Chiroubles, Fleurie, Juliénas, Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent, Régnié and Saint-Amour. Plus the Mâcon appellations of Mâcon, Viré-Clessé, Pouilly-Fuissé and Saint Véran. Whether fruity or flowery, lively or potent, for immediate opening or for long stays in a cellar, they all illustrate to perfection their Beaujolais, Mâcon and Burgundy identity. Read less

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Snooth User: zufrieden
2.50 5

Another slightly disappointing Nouveau when compared with the spectacular 2009. Still, there is ample candied fruit (especially the soft, mango-banana flavored jelly candy I enjoyed as a child) and some heft. Generally better than the Mommessin with lots of fresh fruit perfume, some tannin (or stem) and a nice non-acoholic, short finish - as expected. Harbinger of a more pedestrian vintage?

Snooth User: tabednar
3.00 5

I try to taste Georges Duboeuf's Beaujolais Nouveau every year to indulge in the hype. Always similar in that fresh Gamay chewiness. Tastes of strawberry and no aging as expected. Fruit juice in nature but always a fun wine to try. If you have this bottle I would drink it soon...I have had old Beaujolais Nouveau and it is not pleasurable.

Snooth User: mrsrhampton
3.50 5

I always get a bottle of Beaujolais in the fall...this is always a winner and reliable when I want a juicy fruity red to transition into the cooler months.

Snooth User: Drunk as a Skunk
3.50 5

This wine had a surprising Zip to it.

Snooth User: tulaw
1.50 5

Hints of orange/citrus in this one. Nice long finish, and that is a pleasure. Nevertheless, I am a bit disappointed in that I generally love the slightly yeasty taste of a good nouveau, and this just tastes like a very young gamay without a lot of character. I really would not buy another bottle of this unless there was just no other nouveau available. Nouveaus are like Christmas to me, they only come once a year, and they are meant to be enjoyed with friends and lively conversation. Sadly this one just did not hit the spot.

Snooth User: jporter
0.50 5

I may not have the vintage right. Need to go back and check my notes (Ron & Judy's, Aug. '11). My comment: Where's the beef (or boeuf, as the case may be)? So light and virtually tasteless that I can't imagine ever buying a bottle of this stuff.

Snooth User: LarryFitz
3.50 5

George Duboeuf, 2010, Beaujolais Nouveau, France Price $7 per bottle The color was a medium red, the nose was fruity, and it reminded me of grape pie. The fruity sweet taste is what I was expecting from the Beaujolais Nouveau; there was a hind of sweet yeast in the wine. Tannins were present but not very noticeable. The wine had a nice after taste. We had the wine with chili and corn bread. The wine and chili went well together, sweet verses spice. The corn bread and the wine did not. The corn bread was sweeter than the wine causing the wine’s sour component to be enhanced. We complete the bottle with camembert cheese with guava jelly and a side disk of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. The Beaujolais Nouveau went well with all except the blueberries. We purchased two bottles and will be drinking the second in a few weeks. http://duboeufnouveau.com/Default.aspx

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This shows light tannins and flavors of pomegranate and plum. Therersquo;s fresh acidity and a floral finish. Drink now.

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Ever heard of Beaujolais Nouveau? No? Do you live in a cave? OK, never mind. This is the celebrated, annual first-release of Beaujolais, used as a gauge of the vintage and as a cafeacute; red mdash; usually served with a chill mdash; for millions of Parisians. Its delicious ripe and fresh crushed strawberry flavors are the essence of wine at its most charming and uncomplicated. Released in the late in the fall, this wine is really best suited to the summer, for sipping by the pool.

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Dark reddish-purple in color, this popular item demonstrates the intensely grapey candied banana and tutti-frutti aromas that are characteristic of Duboeufrsquo;s Beaujolais, making it easy to pick out in a ldquo;blindrdquo; tasting. Smooth and slightly sweet, I consider it a bit over-the-top, although many people do enjoy this very fruity style.

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An intense, brilliant cherry color with purplish tints. Complex nose with red and black berry aromas (raspberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants). A smooth wine with fine tannins, harmonious and complete.

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Beaujolais nouveau is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France. It is the most popular vin de primeur, fermented for just a few weeks then officially released for

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Pretty and pure, with black cherry, spice and floral notes, and actual grip on the finish. Brings you back for more. Drink now.

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The first wine of the vintage, this is a charming rendition of the gamay grape: fresh, fragrant and delightfully fruity. Versatile enough to enjoy with your favorite holiday cuisine.

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<p>This purplish red wine features cherry, berry, and apple aromas, and intense, tart fruit flavors. Wine writer Donald Rosenberg suggests pairing it with appetizers, pizza, pork, creamy cheeses, or burgers.</p>

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