Wine review: Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau

22 11 2013

Beaujolais Nouveau -

Beaujolais Nouveau is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France. It is released for sale on the third Thursday of November. This “Beaujolais Nouveau Day” used to see heavy marketing, with races to get the first bottles to different markets around the globe.

The current release practice is to ship the wine ahead of the third Thursday of November, and release it to the local markets at 12:01 am local time. Of course not in Finland as there is only one monopoly company selling wines and alcohol (Alko) and it opens at 09.00 EET and they offer only one choice Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau. Neither restaurants promoted opportunity to taste it right after midnight.

It is important to enjoy the wine enough chilled, proof below :). It must be served between 12 – 14C degrees.

Beaujolais Nouveau -


Label is colorful as always, flowers mirror the freshness of wine.

Wine itself is almost violet, blue-reddish like young wines always are. More dark than last year.


Fruity, even sweet aroma especially when using tasting glass. Rasberry, vanilla and fruit candy scent came in to the nose.


Young fruity wine, light and fresh. Berries dominate but on the other hand quite skinny taste.

Facts and figures:

Alcohol: 12,00 %
Extract : 27 g/l
Acidity: 5,4 g/l
Energy : 80 kcal / 100 ml (320 kJ / 100 ml)
Closure: metal screw cap

This years only available Beaujolais Nouveau from Georges Duboeuf is eligible wine. Easy to taste, easy to enjoy.


Beaujolais Nouveau -

Last years modest review:



7 responses

23 11 2013

Is it forbidden for restaurants to serve BN at 00h01 in Finland?

23 11 2013

No. Restaurants do not seem to be interested in to arrange celebrations around BN.

23 11 2013

Oh, not illegal (would not be surpised if it was!) but no-one interested in organizing anything… hmmmmm!? I have to admit that I don’t always participate in the BN celebrations either, but I think it can be fun plus it supports the local economy, so pourquoi pas 🙂

23 11 2013

This is Finland; par consequent, il est!

23 11 2013

I know but keep forgetting. I have surprised my Helsinki friends more than once by saying let”s but some wine on a sunday afternoon 😉

22 11 2013

Ahhh Georges Duboeuf: the master of Beaujolais nouveau! Lucky you!

22 11 2013

Only one available in Finland (as far as I know). But much better than last years Louis Tete, birds on the label.

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