Beaujolais Nouveau — the French Gamay-based wine that’s released mere weeks after the grapes are pressed — isn’t exactly a challenging wine, and this year’s installment keeps close to the formula.
Intensely sugary, it’s like Concord grape jam blended with a little alcohol to make it drinkable. Somehow this grows on you — and there’s just a touch of mint chocolate in the body to give that jammy fruit a little complexity. It’s a jolt to the senses when you first take a sip. By the time you finish your glass — and realistically, you’ll be ready for another wine after the first glass — it’s grown on you enough to consider hanging on to the bottle for day two.
Want page after page of riffs on the lunacy (and history) of Beau-Nou? Joe Appel‘s got you covered. I’m too tired to make the jokes about the QR code.
B / $9 / duboeuf.com