BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU

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It's not always my tasse de thé but I was given my first bottle of this year's batch last night. Mate of a wine merchant.
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Testing the merchandise?

There was a good one last year, Pisse Dru, which doesn't taste at all the way it reads.
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I was expecting better given many vignerons have waxed lyrical about this year's grapes. Even with this bottle being free, I was not overly impressed.

If the prices are set like the most recent years, frankly there are better buys to be had. I don't understand how B. Noveau has come to demand prices like it does: there must be significant savings on storage of the wine before sale.

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One of my biggest wine disappointments was treating myself to a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau
Having said that I have enjoyed Pisse Dru in previous years,not as a Nouveau

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Surely a lady, like yourself Elizabeth, doesn't need to treat herself? :good:

Maybe, like the wedding feast at Cana, there will be a miracle and the wine will transform in the bottle before the release date of 19 November.

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Post by Annabelle's Papa »

When I was much younger, my local pub used to do a yearly vintage car rally to grab some B N and then return and do a "French" themed evening to sample the wine, the King's new clothes to me, always nasty stuff that I wouldn't put on my chips, everyone would wax lyrical about what a good year it was...
I would try a sip and switch back to the beer, they thought I was an uncouth heathen but I wasn't going to drink something that was going to make me ill.
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