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


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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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.

Click image to read the entire review in the ‘Las Vegas Review Journal’.


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.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


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.

Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2012: The Race To ‘London’, Which Is What It Used To Be All About.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
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.

Click to read the entire story from the ‘Gloucestershire’ site in the U.K.


But, these days tipplers, most likely being snobbish since ‘Nouveau‘ has never been a refined wine, are giving it a miss and just using the day as an excuse to celebrate. I, a great lover of all celebrations, independent of cause, religion or culture, am all for that, but ‘come on’ … lets raise a glass to the ‘Nouveau‘. I plan to do so tonight. I will let you know what I think. Swansea was where I went for my first degree, 1971 to 1974. It was very different then. Just at the start of the upswing.

Click image to read the whole story …

Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2012: November 15, The Celebrations Started In Paris At Midnight. 6 Hours Ago.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
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.





Our turn tomorrow.

Cheers.

Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2012: Georges Duboeuf Will Be Available At NH Liquor Stores, November 15, $9.99.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2012: November 15 — Nov. 12, 2012.
Beaujolais Nouveau 2012, Georges Duboeuf & Others
Nov. 13, 2012.

Click to access the ‘NH Liquor Store’ official Website.


My favorite Beaujolais.

I just called the Gilford, NH ‘Liquor Store’ (the nearest to me) to check on the status of Beaujolais Nouveau.

The lady I spoke to, was very nice, but had never heard of Beaujolais Nouveau. But, she very kindly went off to find out and came back with a treasure trove of information. Wow.

They already have cases in the store BUT cannot sell them till tomorrow.

I had wondered about that. It appears that what they have is indeed from Georges Duboeuf. So it would appear that Georges Duboeuf get early shipments from France — which kind of debases the whole thing. Hhmmm. I will have to look into this.

They weren’t sure of the price, but given that I can be very persuasive I got them to open a case and scan a bottle. It scanned at $9.99. I think that is par for the course; the online $7.99 price not including shipping.

While looking for the phone number for the Liquor Store I happened to stumble upon the official NH November 2012 price list.

This is what they had for Beaujolais.

Click to access the full ‘NH Liquor Store’ 2012 Price List as a PDF … from their site.


They have the G.D. ‘Villages‘ for sale at $7.99. That is a decent price for a bottle of this. ‘Villages’ is basically the ‘generic’ Beaujolais, the name itself denoting a large, diverse wine growing region.

If you want to try some ‘fancy’, but still affordable, ‘Beaujolais’ there is the ‘Brouilly’ (at the top). That is a decent wine, but not my favorite ‘Beaujolais’. ‘Fleurie’ is my favorite, though, of course, it changes from vintage to vintage, and taste is a very personal thing. I am AMAZED that they don’t have ‘Fleurie’ on the list. I even did a search on it. Nada! Wow. Must be a reflection of us in NH. ‘Fleurie’ is slightly upscale, but not that upscale.

Anyway, enjoy. Rejoice. Doing these posts is making me thirsty. I have to be in Wolfeboro tomorrow to take Devanee for her ‘Clearlakes Chorale‘ practice. The Liquor Store there is open till 9pm. I might pop down and get a bottle as a treat — for winning the election. I will keep you posted.

Cheers.