Joseph Drouhin, Beaujolais Nouveau 2006

by Tim Elliott on November 25, 2006

This wine didn’t get opened until yesterday and it went great with Thanksgiving leftovers. It is from Joseph Drouhin, one of Burgundy’s best known négociants who started in the late 19th Century and remains a family run company some 130 years later. Besides their range of Burgundy, they also produce Chablis, Beaujolais and Pinot Noir & Chardonnay from Oregon’s Dundee Hills.

Joseph Drouhin, Beaujolais Nouveau 2006 ($15) – Bright purple-ruby color with aromas of strawberry, bing cherry and a touch of banana. In the mouth there are candy-like strawberry flavors with watermelon and plenty of acidity. The finish is slightly marred by some bitter tannins suggesting this might be somewhat better in a month or two, or perhaps next summer. An atypical nouveau more like a typical Beaujolais-Villages. Overall an enjoyable Beaujolais Nouveau but not the best value.

12.5% ABV
Natural cork closure
Score: 81

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