Tuesday, November 25, 2008

This year's Beaujolais Nouveau

I've gotta say that this year's Beaujolais Nouveau ( released in stores November 20) is really terrific, perfect for Thanksgiving and casual drinking. The earth, the vine and the grape all in one glass, with a depth I have rarely tasted in BNs over the last few years. Grape-jammy as always, but with layers of blackberry, raspberry and strawberry, but without any of the sticky sweetness that plagues this wine in some years. The last really great tasting BN for me was back in 2002, but this year's version has some complexity to it, and that bodes well for the Beaujolais that will be arriving on shelves next year. This year I've tasted Georges Debouef's version as well as Vincent Lecondomine's and Laboure Roi 's; any of them will be a fantastic wine to drink with your turkey (or whatever you call your significant other), and with all the leftovers, too. This is a great year for the stuff!

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