This wine made my wife and I Very very sick. The night before last we had dinner at home, I had steak and my wife had fish the only thing we both had was the wine. In the middle of the night I started throwing up and my wife was doing the same we remained ill for the entire next day. I am a Sommelier so I dont post this lightly.
The wine is purple-magenta in color, with aromas of fresh dark fruit. The fruit-forward flavor shows off notes that are darker and more intense than the 2010 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau. The wine has silky flavors of fresh boysenberry, blackberry, plum, blueberry and raspberry, with a smooth mouthfeel and crisp finish. The graffiti-inspired label designed by Brooklyn artist Kaves.
Beaujolais Nouveau should be served slightly chilled, around 55 ºF. The bottle was cooled for 30 minutes to achieve this temperature. Drink now.
Decided to open this since we've hit the 1 year anniversary of Beaujolais Nouveau Festival! Its definitely mellowed since last year. In the glass: Super dark magenta, pink edge, short legs. On the nose: Much less bubblegum and candycane as compared to last year showing tart raspberry, tiny bit of banana, hint of spice. In the mouth: Medium mouth feel, tart raspberries on the tongue, good bit of dry tannic grip, light finish. If this is any indication, the 2011 vintage for Georges Dubeouf will be a great year! I was surprised that this is still as good as it is for a 3 week old bottling! Look forward to tasting the real thing on Beauj fest night. If you have it, drink it up it won't get better.
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