Georges Duboeuf Gamay Beaujolais Nouveau 2011
Beaujolais Nouveau is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France- a thirty-four mile stretch of land in east-central France. It is the most popular vin de primeur (early product wine) fermented for just a few weeks then officially released for sale on the third Thursday of November." First time in screw cap closure." "Brooklyn - born Michael Mcleer, know as "Kaves", was chosen to serve as the artistic voice of the Nouveau Expression 2011 campaign. Designed the label for the 2011 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau. He is a true artistic individual , yet non-intimidating. Kaves, by his personality and art , embodies the youthful,vibrant, enjoy-life-and-good-times expression of Beaujolais Nouveau : a wine with limitless ways to be experienced and enjoyed." From this sunshine, the grapes were splendid, a beautiful deep black, each grape small, perfectly ripe with a nice thick skin, sweet and dense: everything required to succeed and become an exceptional vintage! -Georges Duboeuf (September 21st 2011)
Editorial Reviews for Georges Duboeuf Gamay Beaujolais Nouveau
Spicy and a bit earthy on the nose with aromas of black grapes and jammy strawberry fruit. Light fresh and a bit dilute in the mouth with some finely ripe tannins adding a bit of mouthgrab to the easygoing cherry/strawberry flavors that pick up some earthy and vaguely herbal nuance on the backend. and through the short, somewhat sharp finish. 83pts
Four and a half glasses
This is an interesting wine because when I first smell it, it reminded me of cake batter with raw eggs in them! The cake batter had hints of blueberries and light green spice in it. When I drank it, it is light-medium bodied with taste of blueberries, plum, vanilla cake batter with hint of hillside flowers and a certain greenness to it. it is lightly acidic with a soft tannins, well balanced overall. Refreshingly young. I can definitely see it as a good wine after abit of aging. Even after an hour, the taste lingered and I remember the smell so clearly! Its pretty impressive in that sense! It makes you want to go back and have a taste again! I increased half a rating because of that. The label on mine is different from the one here although it seems to be the same wine! It has more on its label saying special cuvee etc and it is pink and silver.
A 2011 Gamay from Burgundy, France. Ruby color with mid-rim variation. Dark fruits hints of cherry and raspberry with a hint of pepper. It has a long finish on the palette and balanced acidity. This wine will mature over time (peak time 2016-2020). Best served chilled to 55 degrees, and served with a grilled sausage and pasta dish.
Very typical of this mass produced Beaujolais Nouveau. Very light and playful just like the celebration. Easily obtainable and ready to drink now. Very fruity and a grape juice like feel. Very sweet with almost a watered-down nature to it. Always fun to get and try every year but nothing special from any of the years before.
2011 - Bright strawberry hue, aromas of pomegranates, bubblegum and strawberries; lively flavor notes of Jolly Rancher strawberry, sour cherry and fruity red raspberry with a hint of banana, having surprisingly broad mouth-feel and a moderate finish.
Bubblegum and pear nose. Bright, fresh tones. Richly flavored with bright, purple fruit. Gamy blackberry, plum and cherry. 11/19/11
The 2011 vintage just didn't seem as good as recent years. Other people at the tasting agreed. Had another wine makers version which people agreed was better, an unknown name to me which I can't recall. I think every year they say this year's wine is a great one, not this year.
External Reviews for Georges Duboeuf Gamay Beaujolais Nouveau
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.
Duboeuf is probably the most famous producer in the Beaujolais region, and his Nouveaus have been a holiday standard for our customers every year that we can remember. This yearrsquo;s edition is incredibly intense and full of fruit mdash; it tastes like a liquid Jolly Rancher! For those of you who have been faithfully following the Dubouefs, this is one of the best vintages in recent memory; if you liked last yearrsquo;s, you definitely wonrsquo;t be disappointed this time around.
Always a great choice for the Holidays. Fresh and fruit forward with flavors of strawberry jam and cherry. The first arrival of the newest vintage!
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.
A full-bodied wine that shows attractive juicy flavors, raspberry and fresh acidity. The tannins are well balanced.
Deep, radiant ruby color. Intensely perfumednose, offering a whirl of richly concentrated jam-likefruits. Refreshing, fruity and perfectly balanced onthe palate.
A firm red, with bright acidity and flavors of raspberry, blackberry and plum, all underscored by a pleasant grapey note. Would be a nice match with light cold cuts. Drink now.