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Beaujolais Nouveau 2020 [Georges Duboeuf] — THE Review: Tangy, Taut, Mature But Still Fruity; Easy To Enjoy.

by Anura Guruge


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Wow. It is GOOD. No issues. Nothing negative. All positive. 2020 Beaujolais Nouveau 2020 (from Georges Duboeuf) is a BRIGHT SPOT in this unusual year.

It is quite tangy (on the first sip). That is the tannin. Tannin is a trademark of red wines in general, & Beaujolais Nouveau in particular. So, that is not a bad thing. I could smell the tanginess in the bouquet. I like the bite of tannin, so this was a PLUS in my book.

Robust, deep & TAUT giving it a mature feel. Yes, there is a nice, lingering berry-flavored aftertaste. All good. Of course, it is a full-bodied wine. A deep red.

If you like reds you will relish this. Easy to like.

It is NOT a sweet, light — flippant — wine. It is NOT meant to be.

I think it is a winner. I will drink all 4 bottles of my current batch with pleasure. I most likely will buy a few more.

I got to the Rochester (NH) Liquor Store just after 1pm. From what I could see only two bottles had been sold. This years price is $12.99. WOW. Up $2 from last year. It wasn’t that long ago that it was $7.99. SMILE. C’est la vie.

It is worth $12.99. SMILE.

Enjoy.

Cheers.


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by Anura Guruge

Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 [Georges Duboeuf] — THE Review: Very Fruity, Much Milder, Tangy But V. Smooth; Extremely Pleasant.

by Anura Guruge


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Anura Guruge November 2019 Beaujolais Nouveau


By far the fruitiest it has been in many years. That is NOT a bad thing. Feels very organic, makes you one with the earth. Yes, of course, there is the tanin but the fruitiness distracts from it — one could even say overpowers it. That, to I, is the highlight of the Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 — it is noticeably ‘fruity’. That is GOOD. Makes it very easy and pleasant on the palate. You might have to be careful. It is, from what I can see, extremely easy to imbibe.

When I opened the bottle there wasn’t much of a bouquet. That worried me slightly, but it was unnecessary. This is a decent Beaujolais Nouveau.

It is probable that wine connoisseurs will scoff it as being too sweet and ‘mellow’. C’est la vie. This is Beaujolais Nouveau, and by definition it does not set out to be pretentious. It is $10.99 a bottle this year. Not sure whether it has, again, gone up a $1 since last year. It wasn’t that long ago when it was $7.99. But, at $10.99 it is NOT BAD — actually it is quite good.

I like it. But, I am not a poseur. I have simple, humble tastes that becomes and befits my humble roots and modest circumstances. SMILE. I am not into indulging in $60 bottles of wine.

I like a wine that is congenial. Wine that doesn’t demand — cry out for — attention. Alas, I rarely have time for social drinking! I imbie while I am writing or watching cricket on TV. I want my wine to be pleasing but not be the center of attention. This Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 does that. It is a very congenial, convivial wine. I love it.

I know that the 5 bottles I got will be gone soon. That will not be a problem.

I like it, I like it a lot. It is very easy on the palate and gentle on your well-being. It is pleasant and silky. That fruitiness is near ‘priceless’.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. SMILE.

Cheers.


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by Anura Guruge

Beaujolais Nouveau 2015 Georges Duboeuf — Review Whilst On 2nd Bottle.

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With the first bottle long gone (consumed growing reverence) and now into my second bottle I have to say that my admiration and awe for the 2015 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau has reached new heights. It is a very pleasant, highly potable wine. Piques the nose with a sharp aroma and rewards the mouth with a full, robust, no-nonsense fruity flavor.

I drink my daily glass of red wine after my late lunch while I do some serious writing. I take healthy sips while contemplating what I have just written or about to write. A good wine makes me take notice of it despite my focus on my writing. That is the case with this 2015. It is not a background wine. It is a wine that begs attention because of its presence. It will be a great wine to chat over though I suspect you will go through the bottle rather quickly. I am glad I bought 1/2 a case. This wine will go quick. I will keep on buying it till it is all gone.

I recommend it highly. The 2014 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau was also very compelling. This is as good, IF not better.

If you are into reds do yourself a favor and definitely try a bottle. I am positive that you will like what you taste.

Cheers.


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Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2015 — THE Review: Velvet Smooth. Yes, Fruity & Very PLEASANT.

Cheers.

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I could be wrong but I detect a similarity with the Beaujolais Nouveau of 2014 and that is NOT a bad thing because the 2014 was a keeper.

Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2015 has a very fruity aroma. Very inviting. Kind of begging you to taste it.

Rich velvety color. Again extremely beteckning.

WOW! The first sip. Rich in flavor. Fills your whole mouth. Yes, fruity and tart. Sweet, but not that sweet. A biting, edgy sweet. Raspberry? Definitely not strawberry.

Yes, you can feel the tannin BUT in the case of Beaujolais Nouveau you are supposed to.

Yes, there is a definite aftertaste but that too is par for the course.

It goes down EFFORTLESSLY. You could drink a lot of this with relish, hardly noticing that you are imbibing in quantity.

Yes, another keeper. I can’t see much of a difference from last year. To I that is GOOD.

Georges Duboeuf has increased the price by another $1. So now we are at $10.99. Yes, it is worth it.

I like it. My biggest problem is going to control my intake. Yes, I could easily drink a couple of bottles of this now. But I won’t and I can’t. I did buy half a dozen. I will keep at least one for Thanksgiving.

Bottom line. Very good. Very pleasant. A Keeper.

Cheers.

Oh. I bought the 6 bottles from the NH Liquor Outlet in Concord. The main one just below Main Street, next to ‘Burlington Coat Factory‘.




Sneak Early Review Of Beaujolais Nouveau 2015 From France — Fresh, Refreshing, Strawberry/Raspberry.

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Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2015 — THE Review:


REVIEW of Beaujolais Nouveau 2015

Click for YouTube review of what is CLAIMED is the World’s first REVIEW of Beaujolais Nouveau 2015.


This was my widely read review of the
2014 Beaujolais Nouveau.

2014 Beaujolais Nouveau review.

Click to access my 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau review.

I am struck by how SIMILAR the 2015 sounds. Fresh, refreshing, fruity, some tannins (which is a must and good).

Sounds very promising. But we will have to be careful how we ‘celebrate’ 2015 Beaujolais Nouveau Day.

I will keep you posted.


Yes, we have to observe SOME MOURNING.

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Yellow Tail Shiraz – Cabernet, U.S. $5.99 At Hannaford’s Right Now: A Quick Review


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Other wine reviews:
¤ Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2012:
>>Fruity, Tangy, Fragrant & Light — Nov. 15, 2012.

¤ Beaujolais Nouveau 2012: Professional Review
>>Pretty Close To My Assessment — Nov. 16, 2012.


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I am sipping a glass of the Yellow Tail Shiraz – Cabernet as I pen this and I have to confess that it is indeed a richly satisfying tipple (as it invariably tends to be), made even more exquisite by the knowledge that it was a (on sale) $5.99 bottle.

Shiraz – Cabernet tends to be a tad sharp on the tongue on first sip; not in an unpleasant way but more in the spirit of awakening your senses that you are in the process of experiencing something subliminally pleasing. The sharpness methinks is the tannin from the Shiraz tempered by some of the sugar from the Cabernet. It is different. You get into the habit of anticipating it. Mint is not something one associates with red wine, but if you can’t appreciate what the heck I am talking about, think of it akin to a jolt of mint — though, of course, there is no mint involved. This agreeable sharpness at once morphs into a dull metallic undertone that I at least always associate with ‘Shiraz’, though I will be the first to admit that I am by no means an expert on ‘Shiraz’. That said I like ‘Shiraz’, but to be candid I really should add that what I like (and have familiarity with) is what connoisseurs will label as ‘cheap Shiraz’.

The Yellow Tail Shiraz – Cabernet because of the dull metallic taste that lingers, is what I would class as a ‘heavy’ red, whereas a Beaujolais Nouveau, in particular the 2012 from Georges Duboeuf, falls into the category of being a ‘light’ red. That it is ‘heavy’ is not a bad thing. It forces you to drink it slowly, contemplatively. It is not a wine that you would want to chug at, as if it was a a soda. It makes you appreciate that you have the fortune of being able to enjoy a wine. That is good.

The Yellow Tail Shiraz – Cabernet is a deep red wine, in the glass. The bouquet is minimal, but is tangy and sharp. Like an expensive, subtle cologne, for men.

I am partial to Yellow Tail wines, in particular their Shiraz or this Shiraz – Cabernet. The prices on Yellow Tail, whether at a store or a restaurant, tends to be good. I think that is true in general with most ‘Shiraz’, though again I do not go looking for ‘expensive’ wines since I find it hard to justify paying too much given that I know that my role is to convert wine-to-water.

If I see a Shiraz, by the glass, on a wine list I will invariably ask for it. Since Deanna rarely if ever drinks red wine and I tend rarely to drink more than one glass of wine a day, the days of me ordering wine by the flagon are long gone. Usually it is just one glass for me; with Deanna and the kids opting for water! So, my familiarity with Shiraz is (I think) limited to Yellow Tail and Woodbridge. I am sure I couldn’t tell them apart, and I have no desire to be able to. To me a Shiraz is a nice change from my customary Burgundy or Merlot. The Shiraz always tastes different. Us Brits have a saying that a ‘change is as good as a rest’. Thus, a Shiraz always imbues a much needed kick into my mainly staid, generally uneventful, what most would call ‘boring’ life. For that, I am grateful to Shiraz and to Yellow Tail.

At the current $5.99 (U.S.) per bottle the Yellow Tail Shiraz or Shiraz – Cabernet is hard to beat. The Shiraz – Cabernet is what I would class a ‘profound’ wine. It make you THINK — which in my book is always a wonderful thing given that my motto in life is ‘Think Free, Or Die‘. It is ideal for social discourse or for writing. It is like having a pipe. It gives you time to reflect; time to ponder.

Get yourself a bottle and enjoy.

Cheers. Happy Thanksgiving.


I happened to be shopping at Hannaford, Alton Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2012, November 15. I wondered into the wine aisle to see if they had any Nouveau. They didn’t.  But, they had Yellow Tail with a $2 off coupon. So, I bought a bottle of the Shiraz – Cabernet.

later that day I went to New Hampshire Liquor Store in Wolfeboro and bought a bottle of the Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2012 for $9.99.

Very different wines; both great in their own right. I would hate to pick one over the other.

But, if I had to, I probably will pick the Yellow Tail Shiraz – Cabernet!

Sorry. I like the Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2012. That is beyond doubt. But, it is a light, frivolous wine — as it is meant to be. You can chug it down like it was soda. nothing wrong with that. But, if you want an adult wine, that will force you to savor it, I will go with the Yellow Tail Shiraz – Cabernet.

Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2012: Review By Professional Pretty Close To My Assessment


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by Anura Guruge


Related post:
Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2012:
Fruity, Tangy, Fragrant & Light. A Keeper. A Winner

Nov. 14, 2012.

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Yes, of course, there will be those (including my dear wife) that will readily and gladly quip that given the many, many, many gallons of wine I have consumed over the years, I couldn’t help but be an expert of sorts, I was amused and pleased that a professional came to much the same conclusion as me re. the Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2012. To be honest, I haven’t read a wine review in over a decade, and even then wine reviews were not something I read often given that I really bought or drank any ‘fancy’ wine. I had very pedestrian, though pragmatic criteria: it had to be wet and not too acidic. I am easy to please. I am enjoying my 2nd glass f the 2012 Nouveau as I write. It really is a pleasant, unobtrusive wine — as such ideal for writing with; i.e., lubricant for the rusty old brain.

Cheers.

Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2012: Fruity, Tangy, Fragrant & Light. A Keeper. A Winner.


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Related posts:
¤ Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2012: The Race To ‘London’ … Nov. 15, 2012.
¤ Beaujolais Nouveau 2012: Celebrations In Paris At Midnight
Nov. 15, 2012.
¤ Beaujolais Nouveau 2012: At NH Liquor Stores, Nov. 15, $9.99
Nov. 14, 2012.
¤ Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2012: November 15 — Nov. 12, 2012.
¤ Beaujolais Nouveau 2012, Georges Duboeuf & Others
Nov. 13, 2012.

The bottle that I bought at the NH Liquor Store in Wolfeboro, NH at 7:15pm on November 15, 2012, Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2012. Click to ENLARGE.

Uncorked and waiting my indulgence. It was well worth it. Click to ENLARGE.


As promised, I went to the NH Liquor Store in Wolfeboro, NH, this evening, Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2012, around 7:15 pm, and bought a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau. They only had the Georges Duboeuf and it was $9.99 as I had previously reported. At 7:15 pm I was the FIRST to buy a bottle from that store! More later on that.


The 2012 Georges Duboeuf is a quintessential Beaujolais Nouveau, in my opinion! Rejoice. It is fruity and aromatic. It is pleasantly tart, but that morphs quickly into a refreshing tanginess. It does not let you forget that it came from plump, purple grapes. You can feel the grapes, but in the nicest possible way. If you linger you can visualize the skins. It reminds you of eating grapes.

It is ultra palatable. It is extremely light. Even airy. Very easy to drink, with savour. Those that find reds ‘heavy’ should like this 2012. The ‘lightness’ is something to watch for in a Beaujolais Nouveau. It is expected to be that. If it comes across with flavor, as the 2012 does, you have a winner.

So, I am impressed. I only drank half a glass. I was tempted to have more. But, I refrained.

I wholeheartedly recommend this Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2012.


I did not get a chance to get to a Liquor Store till 7:15 pm this evening. I did go to the local Hannaford in Alton this afternoon but they didn’t have any Beaujolais Nouveau though they did have the Yellow Tail Shiraz at $5.99 a bottle. I bought one. I like the Yellow Tail Shiraz.

So at 7:15 pm, on a Thursday night, I visited the quite large, well laid out and well lit NH Liquor Store in Wolfeboro, NH. I was the only customer.

I found the Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2012 display. Three cases stacked on top of each other, the top case slashed open to show the bottles.

No sign. No price!

The opened case was full! I asked the girl. Yes, I was the first to buy a bottle! That is a shame.

I suspect the 2012 will go on sale for $7.99 within the month. I will buy a few then.

Till then, get a bottle. ENJOY. Cheers.