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How Good is 2016 Beaujolais Nouveau?
We’re giving you a hint tasting one of the biggest seller in the world by famous Beaujolais producer Georges Duboeuf !
For those who are not familiar with the Beaujolais Nouveau style, let’s remind ourselves that it is a relatively light unpretentious red wine made from 100% Gamay grapes in the Beaujolais region of France. Fermented using the carbonic maceration which amplifies the natural fruity character of the grapes, it is released very quickly after harvest every year on the third Thursday of November on the same date all around the world. It is one of the very first wines of the new vintage to hit the markets and has therefore over the years become a global phenomenon although loosing in popularity a bit lately. Although quite simple, it’s a wine we like (when it’s well-enough made) for its approachability.
This year, the just-fermented new-born baby is, like often, dressed in a colorful packaging reflecting the charming, humble, and fruity nature of the ‘en primeur’ wine.
The wine’s color is also rather bright and intense. It’s darker that in other years, dark red with appealing purple hues.
No huge surprise with the nose, except perhaps for its relative intensity. Rather powerful fresh fruit flavors: dark cherry and ripe strawberry and the traditional estery banana notes than are here actually quite subtle, just enough to underline the fruity tones.
A touch of spices, licorice and vinosity give it some depth and remind us that this is indeed wine.
In all honesty, the palate is quite light in absolute, with a little vegetal tones. But the wine does follow up on the nose with intense fruity flavors than are quite long.
Nothing more, but definitely nothing less than what we expect from our good old Beaujolais Nouveau wine friend.
The 2016 vintage by Georges Duboeuf ticks all the boxes delivering a fruity and easy-to-enjoy without-complications wine.
This year is ripe, well-made, and with deep dark fruity flavors!
For further perspective on the 2016 Beaujolais Nouveau, find our review of Georges Duboeuf’s Beaujolais Villages Nouveau.
Check out what it looks like in real life: