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Beaujolais Nouveau Arrives at Palm Isle, Marbella

Beaujolais Nouveau

Beaujolais Nouveau Arrives at Palm Isle, Marbella

The Marbella Francophile Association descended on Palm Isle in Marbella this Thursday gone to sample the delights, or not, of this years Beaujolais Nouveau.

Every third Thursday in November one of the greatest undertakings in the world of wine transpires as the year’s batch of Beaujolais Nouveau is released worldwide. The 2012 vintage is even more special because the first of November fell on a Thursday, which made the third Thursday of this November the earliestBeaujolais Nouveau possible time in the month for Beaujolais Nouveau to be released. (The last time that happened was back in 2007, and 2001 before that.)

Beaujolais Nouveau is a fresh wine made by about 40 producers in the Beaujolais region of France. Fresh, as in 6-9 weeks old, which means it’s likely that the Gamay grapes in this wine were still hanging on their vines several weeks ago.

So how’s the 2012 drinking?  Well the vintage is gulpable! Lots of fruit and a nice tart finish. Banana. Cranberry. Tastes like it’s been plugged into an electrical outlet. Super lively. One of the better vintages in my book.

So if you haven’t tried it yet, pop down to Palm Isle on the Golden Mile and gulp some.