2011 Beaujolais Nouveau Labouré Roi

Yeast wafts into the room as soon as you open the bottle. Then the fruit arrives, both in aroma and flavor: strawberries, blackberries, candied red currants. A light, drinkable vintage. And there’ is some acidity for backbone, which is mainly noticeable at the end — as are the mild, light tannins. Recommended. BSE

WHO: Labouré Roi
WHAT: Gamay
WHERE: Beaujolais, France
WHEN: 2011
HOW MUCH: $9 (media sample)