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Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais Nouveau 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Beaujolais Nouveau: the wines have a beautiful, intense, purple-blue colour. The aromas have the natural fragrance of red berry fruit with some undertones of violet. They are altogether straightforward, refreshing and very pleasant. On the palate, the wines are easy to drink and give the impression of a red fruit salad. It is a classic “primeur” wine. Beaujolais Villages: they too have a nice bluish colour. Their aromas are more reminiscent of black berries. There is also greater complexity in the aromas. On the palate, the wines show more richness, “gras” (velvety feel) and structure. In terms of quality, there is a certain resemblance with some of the Crus of Beaujolais. Although not meant for keeping, they certainly will age well. Conclusion: 2008 is a beautiful “primeur” vintage, a somewhat unexpected result considering the vagaries of the weather this summer.

Joseph Drouhin:
In 1880, Joseph Drouhin, who was from the Chablis region originally, chose the city of Beaune to found the business that bears his name.  Over the years and with each generation, the vineyard estate grew.  At the same time, the founder's passionate search for excellence and knowledge was handed down like a family heirloom; Maison Joseph Drouhin continues to ensure this valuable ... Read more
In 1880, Joseph Drouhin, who was from the Chablis region originally, chose the city of Beaune to found the business that bears his name.  Over the years and with each generation, the vineyard estate grew.  At the same time, the founder's passionate search for excellence and knowledge was handed down like a family heirloom; Maison Joseph Drouhin continues to ensure this valuable family heritage. Dedication to the diversity of Burgundy has always been the sole focus and vocation of Maison Joseph Drouhin, as vineyards - mostly premier and grand crus - were acquired in all major areas.   Out of firm conviction, Drouhin has adopted a biological and biodynamic approach to viticulture.  Listening to nature: from vine to glass, at every step in the elaboration of the wine, a profound respect and deference to nature prevails. From its very beginning, Maison Joseph Drouhin has aimed for an ideal of perfection and elegance.  The style of Joseph Drouhin combines balance, harmony and character, providing infinite pleasure.   Thanks to its open-minded world view, Joseph Drouhin introduces the best of Burgundy to all continents.  Its active presence in many countries is the surest proof of its desire to get acquainted and understand other cultures and styles of living. Read less

Member Reviews for Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais Nouveau

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Snooth User: ttutony
407981,093
3.50 5
11/28/2008

Served slightly chilled. Light purple in color. Banana and tropical fruit on the nose. This wine doesn't have the same potency in the nose that the other Nouveaus I have tried this year had. Bright red fruits on the palate with tart acidity. Easy tannins. I rated this wine a 3.5/5 but I would place it on the low side of a 3.5 rating. I have tried less expensive Beaujolais Nouveau this year that I enjoyed more.


Snooth User: tabednar
949302,467
3.00 5
11/28/2008

2nd Beaujolais Nouveau I have had this year. Distinct tropical fruit smell on the nose and a dark purple color. Light bodied wine with a dominant banana taste and not much finish. Not as good as the Georges Duboeuf Nouveau but still very enjoyable.


Snooth User: honeydew
85199111
3.00 5
01/01/2009

This is the first Beaujolais Nouveau I've tried this year and it was pretty good. I have never really been excited about this wine, but I always make a point of having 1 or 2 tastes each year. It was pretty in color, as always and the nose was wonderfully fruity. I think that is the best thing about Beaujolais Nouveau. The sensory experience is very pleasant. I give this one a 3. I like it, but it did not stand out in any spectacular way.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
08/01/2011

Ein gelungener Auftakt in der Nase und ein genussvolles, anhaltendes Finale - so lautet das Fazit dieses reintönigen Beaujolais-Villages, der zu überzeugen weiss. Die Aromatik ist typisch: blumig-fruchtig. Die feinen Gerbstoffe und die frisch-fruchtige Struktur verleihen diesem Rotwein eine attraktive Seite und eine zugängliche Art.



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Beaujolais Nouveau: the wines have a beautiful, intense, purple-blue colour. The aromas have the natural fragrance of red berry fruit with some undertones of violet. They are altogether straightforward, refreshing and very pleasant. On the palate, the wines are easy to drink and give the impression of a red fruit salad. It is a classic “primeur” wine. Beaujolais Villages: they too have a nice bluish colour. Their aromas are more reminiscent of black berries. There is also greater complexity in the aromas. On the palate, the wines show more richness, “gras” (velvety feel) and structure. In terms of quality, there is a certain resemblance with some of the Crus of Beaujolais. Although not meant for keeping, they certainly will age well. Conclusion: 2008 is a beautiful “primeur” vintage, a somewhat unexpected result considering the vagaries of the weather this summer.

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