The 2020 vintage of the the Georges Duboeuf Beajolais Nouveau was on top of the game, close to the very best nouveaus I have ever tasted. But the 2022 edition is a disappointment. Continue reading
The most well-known Hungarian nouveau style red. I cannot remember a poor release, and the 2022 again delivers.
Daniel Bouland is one of the top names in Beaujolais, and rightly so I would say. I tasted his 2017 Morgon Corcelette next to Dorli Muhr’s Samt & Seide Blaufrankisch 2017, and while the Austrian is really very good, the gamay is just a more complex wine.
It’s titled Vieilles Vignes (old vines), but just like other similarly priced (around the 8€ mark) and well made Nouveaus, it’s easily up to most Beaujolais Crus in quality. Just like others I have been buying in recent years.
Beaujolais Cru is one of my all time favorites in red wine, there is just nothing like it. And it is often so cheap, as in this case.
Big producer doesn’t mean bad wine. This Nouveau from the giant of Beaujolais is as good as the artisanal ones I used to try.