by Anura Guruge
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>> — Nov. 21, 2013.
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On Monday of this week I was surprised to see that Market Basket in Concord had about 6 bottles of the 2013 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau tucked away on one of their end-cap shelves. Wow. It was still marked at the original $10.99 price.
Got me thinking. There is NO REASON not to buy a bottle or two even now.
I drank my second bottle earlier this week. It was still outstanding. IF anything it wasn’t as tart, i.e., it was real gentle on the palate.
That Beaujolais Nouveau turns to vinegar in a few months is not really the case. As I just said I drank a 2013 bottle earlier this week — and it was FINE, just as I had expected it to be. This is NOT the first time I have drunk Beaujolais Nouveau in January or February.
In some past years the N.H. Liquor Store would start discounting the Nouveau come the next year. IF I happened to see such a mark-down I was known to typically grab some. I have never been disappointed. But, yes, this can be vintage dependent — though I am fairly sure that today’s vinters do put some amount of ‘preservatives’ into the Nouveau to keep it stable on the long, bumpy trip over the U.S. of A. So, I think that helps.
Bottom line, if you see a bottle grab it, especially if it has been discounted. It is worth the risk. I can’t see it getting too ‘tart’ this quickly. Have a glass and say ‘Cheers to the Good Life’.