Posted on November 20th, 2007
I bought a Beaujolais Nouveau 2007 “Cuvee Prestige” Olivier Depardon last week, and this week I’ve given it a try. Initially, I was simply glad it wasn’t Georges Duboeuf, which seems to be everywhere now.
Apparently, Beaujolais, a red wine made from the Gamay grape, can often be best served lightly chilled. This one didn’t, it could have been a nondescript Chardonnay, when out of the fridge.
At room temperature, it smelled of a rich honey.
To look at it’s a bright pink-to-purple (that leaves a definite purple stain on one’s white shirt, ahem) and in terms of taste, a lot of light fresh red berries.
Overall, nice and light, but too light for my taste.
So, would I recommend it?
If you like light, reds like Fleurie, Chianti or Beaujolais, then this may be for you. It’s a little too light for me at this time of the year. I’d prefer it during the notoriously hot Irish summer months.
For the final verdict I’ll leave it to Paula F, noted critic (of all things, not just wine, and who also happens to be my wife) says,
big nose but doesn’t deliver
Where can you get it?
I bought it in Drink Store, Manor Street, Stoneybatter for about €11.
It also looks as if it’s available from a shop I found online, called Louis Albrouze , based on Leeson Street. I like the cut of their jib. From their site:
Louis Albrouze stocks wines with personality – from small vineyards in Europe, made by passionate and committed winegrowers who make their wines as an artist crafts his art.
I’ve have to give them a try.