Beaujolais Nouveau and Novello 2018

On Thursday the 15th, the LCBO will release the Nouveau and Novello  wines. In a word: Not an auspicious year for Beaujolais Nouveau and Italian Novello!

Reif Estate The Fool Gamay Nouveau 2018 (Ontario, $12.95)
Not recommended. Ruby colour; a nose of white pepper and red plum; medium-bodied, dry, bitter, earthy and short. (83)

Calvet Beaujolais Nouveau 2018 (France, $14.95)
Deep purple colour; lightly spicy, plum nose; medium-bodied, dry, lean, sour cherry flavour. (87)

Le Père La Grolle Beaujolais Nouveau 2018 (France, $14.95)
Deep purple colour; spicy, plum nose; medium-bodied, dry, plum and cherry flavours with some bitterness on the finish. (87)

Bouchard Aîné Beaujolais Nouveau 2018 (France, $12.95)
Dense purple colour; earthy, cherry bouquet with a light floral note; medium-bodied, dry, fruity but somewhat thin with a bitter finish. (86.5)

Duboeuf Gamay Nouveau 2018 (Ardèche, France, $10.95)
Deep purple colour; banana and plum nose; medium-bodied, dry, firmly structured. (88)

Mommessin Beaujolais Nouveau 2018 (France, $12.95)
Dense purple in colour; peppery, plum nose with a spicy note; medium-bodied, dry, fruity, cherry flavour  with a firm finish of cherry pit flavours. (87)

Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais Villages Nouveau 2018 (VINTAGES, France, $17.95)
Dense purple colour; gently spicy, plum bouquet with a suggestion of oak fruity on the palate with lively acidity. (89)

G. Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau (VINTAGES, France, $16.95)
Deep purple in colour; spicy, plum nose with a touch of oak; medium-bodied, dry, fruity plum flavour with an intriguing bitterness on the finish. (88.5)

Mezzacorona Novello 2018, Trentino (Teroldego – Italy, $10.95)
Dense purple colour; spicy, plum and banana skin nose; light to medium-bodied, dry, fruity, plummy flavour. (86.5)

Negrar Novello Del Veneto IGT (Italy, $10.95)
Dense purple colour; banana and plum on the nose; medium-bodied, dry, fruity, banana and red cherry flavours. (87)

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