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Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2017 — THE Review: Bitingly Tart, Lingering & Aromatic — Another ‘Keeper’.

by Anura Guruge


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Do NOT judge it on your first sip! {Smile} Give it a few sips and a few minutes.

Yes, your initial, overriding reaction is likely to be that it is TART. Yes, it is. But, tartness, from the tannin, is a hallmark of Beaujolais Nouveau. I guess it has to do with its ‘newness’.

Marked tartness has been a feature of Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau over the last 4-years. Of course I can’t tell you, exactly, whether the 2017 is more tart than what was the 2014.

In these reviews, which I have now done for a few years, totally on my own dime (without ANY help or interaction, whatsoever from Georges Duboeuf), I set out to be totally upfront. There is no reason for me to sugarcoat anything.

So, here we go.

The tartness grew on me — i.e., after a few sips I kind of liked it. It is a lingering tartness.

More aromatic than last year’s — I am sure.

Not bad at all, at all — after the first few sips.

It is, as was last year’s, a rather robust red. Very bold and in your palette. Those that like a full-bodied red will have no issues with it. Those with a more ‘delicate’ palette may find it too ‘in your face’.

Definite keeper — as has been the Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau over the last few years.

I am looking forward to my 2nd half-glass.

Once you get used to its tartness it goes down WELL.

I am happy.

Happy Beaujolais Nouveau 2017.

I will write another review after I have drunk a bottle — which will be by tomorrow. {Smile}

Cheers.


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Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2016 — THE Review: Tart & Robust, But Congenial & Easy On The Palate.

by Anura Guruge


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Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2016 is ANOTHER keeper — thought that is really a misnomer since it would be incredibly hard not to drink any and all bottles of this very robust, mature wine.

Yes, it is SLIGHTLY more TART than what we had in 2015 & 2014. And by ‘tart’ I am referring to the level of ‘tannin’. But, it is definitely not unpleasant, or at least will not be for those that are accustomed to drinking ‘adult’ red wine, especially from France or Italy.

It is, as you would hope, fruity and earthy. ‘Heavy’ but in a very nice way. Slightly pungent to the nose, but that has to do with the tannin. Will definitely appeal to red wine drinkers. It is a wine that will make you ‘THINK’. Raise your eyebrows in wonder and APPRECIATION. A mature wine. An adult wine. Maybe not for those that like delicate, sweet wines. Beaujolais Nouveau is meant to have tannin, be fruity and be ‘heavy’. And the 2016 Georges Duboeuf is definitely that.

I like it. Definitely two thumbs up.

I bought 4 bottles to start with. I just finished my first ‘full’ glass as I wrote this. I will have to go and get a bit more. I like it.

We have been luck with the Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau over the last few years. They have all been GOOD.

Definitely give the 2016 a TRY, IF you like red wine. You will be glad you did.

I am very pleased with the 2016. Yes, the price has gone up again. Not sure whether that was justified. Some will claim that this is NOT a $10.99 red wine. And they may be right. But, Beaujolais Nouveau isn’t just about the wine. It is also about the OCCASION. The chance to indulge, the chance to imbibe.

My recommendation, provided that you are a red wine drinker, is for you to get at least one bottle of the Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2016. I know you will not be disappointed. This is a ‘keeper’ and my that what I mean is that it is a ‘DRINKER’. {SMILE}

Cheers. Enjoy.


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Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2013: Very Fruity, Rather Tart In A Sophisticated Way & Extremely Chuggable. THE Review.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2013

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I picked up two bottles from the N.H. Liquor Store in Portsmouth around 11 a.m. this morning. The N.H. Liquor Store in Farmington did NOT have any and claimed that they would not be carrying any!

I am writing this as I am enjoying, thoroughly, my first glass of the Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2013.

Very fruity. Very pungent but pleasing aroma. Deep, rich, gratifying dark maroon as befits the Nouveau.

I think, it is slightly more tart that what it was in 2012. But, I think it is a sophisticated, complex type of tartness. Not unpleasant at all. I could call it robust and tangy.

Yes, I could imagine that a few ladies might find it a tad too tart and acidic to their liking and that is OK. Just enjoy a sip.

It is way beyond POTABLE.

It really is CHUGGABLE.

That said, you also don’t really want to chug it. It does have a very pleasant, lingering aftertaste. A mellow glow. Makes your mouth tingle.

I love it.

I bought two bottles — to be on the safe side. The first bottle will be gone by this evening.

The price has gone up a full $1 since last year. This year it is $10.99. But, we did get intimation of that — less grapes.

[P.S., Because I asked politely and I was dressed to the ‘9s’ since I was off to Portsmouth Rotary to do a presentation, they gave me a promotional flyer as a souvenir.]

I think the price is OK.

Definite, definite THUMBS and wine glass up.

Enjoy!

Salut!

Thank YOU, Georges Duboeuf.

Thank YOU, France.


Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2013 display at the Portsmouth (Rotary) N.H. Liquor Store. Click to ENLARGE.

Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2013 display at the Portsmouth (Rotary) N.H. Liquor Store. Click to ENLARGE.