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Nov 21, 2012 06:34 AM

2012: horrible in Europe, but great in Burgundy?

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  1. that goes along with what the Chablis producer we spoke with last month said.

    Sadly, we only visited one house -- I had a horrible head cold, which makes a visit to Burgundy terribly frustrating from a foodie's standpoint -- no nose, no palate, and little appetite. Grr. Good thing we enjoyed the touristy stuff.

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    1. re: sunshine842

      The Beaujolais nouveau I had the other night was delicious. Expect the 2012's will be super.

      Down here in Roussillon there was a little bad weather at the end of the harvest, but I understand we will have had another good year - that's 10 in a row.

      BTW Burgundy rarely has a bad year. Those vintners know how to navigate their fickle weather.

      1. re: collioure1

        Well, I took that very same "delicious" DuBoeuf domaine-bottled Beaujolais Nouveau on a hike two weeks ago. I confess it has a really bitter finish. I did not pour out the bottle to associates as usual and instead bought the rest home to cook with.

        And I'll be favoring other vintages of Juliénas, Fleurie and Cote-de-Brouilly in future purchases.

          1. re: zin1953

            I won the bottle, Jason. I would never buy Beaujolais nouveau.

            The wines I bring on hikes are generally a cut above everyone's else.