Maker: Duboeuf, Romanèche-Thorins, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France
Place of origin: Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Purchased for $9
Appearance: Dark burgundy.
Nose: Blueberry, red current, red raspberry, black cherry.
Palate: Same berry flavors on the palate, but with a hint of pepper.
Finish: Short with a slight tang and more berries.
Parting words: Duboeuf is one of the most famous of the Bungundian négociants and it’s probably most famous for this wine, Beaujolais Nouveau. This wine has come a long way from the heady days of the late 20th century, but it still graces many American Thanksgiving Day tables and serves as a gateway to Burgundy for many people, as it was for me.
To paraphrase Linus, “it’s not a bad little wine.” It pairs well with turkey and smoked meats and is inoffensive enough to serve to the whole family. This vintage is all berries and little else. If that appeals to you, get it. Also, remember it’s only $9, so pound away (slightly chilled.
). Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2014 is recommended.