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Wine Spectator Rates 2016 Beaujolais Nouveau

November 18, 2016

Beaujolais Nouveau has arrived again—and the race to the third Thursday of November became even more of a sprint this year because harvest occurred three weeks later than in 2015. Georges Duboeuf is making its first Nouveau effort with new importer Quintessential Wines after a three-decade partnership with Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits. Duboeuf’s Beaujolais Nouveau 2016 retails at around $12 a bottle. After years of decline, Duboeuf was steady at 180,000 cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank. Quintessential, which will approach the 1-million-case mark this year across its portfolio, is focusing on Beaujolais Cru wines as it looks to re-energize Duboeuf in the U.S. Wine Spectator has more on the Beaujolais Nouveau tradition, as well as ratings on 2016 wines from key producers.

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