Beaujolais: Articles on France's Beaujolais Wine Region

2016 Domaine Manoir du Carra Beaujolais Nouveau, France, Burgundy - Wine Review

Grade: 
B
Score: 
86

I don't normally recommend drinking a Beaujolais with a year of age on it but this was drinking nicely.  The nose has bubble gum and cherries which continue thru to the palate.  No depth

2015 Daniel Bouland Morgon Corcelette Vieilles Vignes, Beaujolais - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

Excellent wine and my favorite 2015 Beaujolais (So far).  Deep purple in color.  The nose is dusty with black cherries and a bit of fig.  On the palate, lovely silky texture.  B

2015 Daniel Bouland Morgon Delys, Beaujolais - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

Inky purple in color.  The nose has cedar with some cherries and black cherries.  On the palate, black cherries.  Medium tannins.  This wine is excellent but it seems to be clos

2015 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly Cuvée Godefroy, Beaujolais - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

A bit lighter in style (truer?) than most of the other 2015 Beaujolais I tasted.  To me, that was a good thing.  Purple/ruby in color.  The nose is very tight at first but then opens

2015 Georges Dubœuf Morgon Côte du Py Domaine de Javerniere

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

Inky purple in color.  Opaque.  The nose has sandalwood, black raspberries and dark cherries.  Deep and complex on the palate.  Black cherries with some dark chocolate notes.&nb

2015 Daniel Bouland Morgon Schiste

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

Purple/Ruby in color.  The nose has dark cherries and a nice earthiness to it.  Just a hint of funk.  On the palate, this has sweet black cherry fruit.  Seems packed quite tight

2015 Georges Dubœuf Morgon Jean-Ernest Descombes, France, Beaujolais - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

Purple and opaque in color.  The nose has black cherries, and black olives with some black raspberries.  Again, it reminds me of the northern Rhone (not a bad thing).  Very smooth.&n

2015 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive, Beaujolais - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

Purple/ruby in color.  Bright.  The nose takes a moment then shows black cherries, some candied qualities.  Someone said butterscotch, and that is close.  With more air, black c

2009 Domaine du Vissoux / Pierre-Marie Chermette Moulin-à-Vent Les Trois Roches

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

Showing just a bit of age at this point, but still has some development left.  Ruby/purple in color.  The nose is initially tight but opens with some celery and sandalwood.  With air

Beaujolais Nouveau - The Wine List - November 2014

There is a wine phenomenon every November when the cry goes out:  Beaujolais Nouveau est Arrive!  For more information about this phenomenon, go here.   

Beaujolais Nouveau is a popular wine to serve at Thanksgiving for a few reasons.  First, they are prominently displayed on the store shelves at the same time people are shopping for their Thanksgiving groceries, 2) they are affordable wines that should cost less than $15 per bottle and can often be found for under $10, and 3) they match surprisingly well with Thanksgiving Turkey, cranberries and stuffing. 

I find most Beaujolai Nouveau falls in one of two groups.  They are either fun wines or wines that I wouldn’t drink.  A good Beaujolais Nouveau will have lots of cherry fruit, perhaps a bit of banana aromas and should be smooth and easy to drink.  Here are ten in the first group; wines that are fun, taste good and provide value.  There are others out there as well, but these are go-to wines for me.  One bit of caution, don’t buy too many.  These should be consumed by the end of the year.  The best thing about them is their freshness.

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