Joseph Drouhin, Beaujolais Nouveau 2020, France
Tasting Note: A fresh, red-fruit-forward Beaujolais Nouveau with a lingering midpalate.
Medium-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of red cherry, kirsch, bubble gum, strawberry and macerated raspberry.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied Beaujolais Nouveau has medium-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and medium-minus tannin.
The wine is bright and is on the more serious side of the Beaujolais-Nouveau flavor spectrum.
See review of 2016 vintage.
Bottle Note: Passion and skill have been faithfully transmitted to the present fourth generation of the Drouhin family. The vinification of this wine reveals the elegance and true expression of the Beaujolais terroir. With its intensity and fresh fruit, Beaujolais is the festive wine par excellence. This is a unique bottle, to enjoy and to share.
Importer: Dreyfus Ashby & Co., New York, New York
Tasting Date: November 20, 2020