Seven bucks, Trader Joe's, a new label, and the wife was picking up the tab – sold.
Bubblegum and a hint of banana on the nose.
Bubblegum, strawberry, earth, and right on the back palate some banana comes through, though somewhat mildly. Quite acidic, but not so much it demands food, and light enough in body to be a fine complement to simple fare.
The finish lingers for a few seconds and is exactly what you get on the palate, but it fades quick.
Not nearly the mess of Duboeuf, but also not quite as good as the Pierre Chermette. That being said, it's less than half the price of Chermette (and cheaper than Duboeuf - or any producer of recent vintage - I might add), so if you want a 2009 BN – this is going to be my top recommendation.