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 nÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â©gociants 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.
Natural cork closure