Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Brouilly
Like practically any red Beaujolais this is pure Gamay grape, and Brouilly is a great 'Cru' (classified growth) among the ten most select AOC regions of Beaujolais in Burgundy.
Yes, Gamay is the 'other' Burgundy grape, and I believe at least one red Bourgogne label wine I have seen was pure Gamay grape.
But don't worry about that. This is a tight and solid Cru, probably my first glass of Brouilly ever (I've tried most or all of the Crus
including the Cotes de Brouilly I had many times.) Solid fruit and acid profile, not excessively tannic which is typical of the grape. Which means if you are a little afraid of red wines generally or they give you a headache, Beaujolais wines are a great 'gateway', and the ten Crus tend to be exceptional values as the best 'growths' available, each of them with its own regional character.
I also really like Chiroubles
, it has unique brightness and dark floral notes. Awesome summer and French-bistro wines, while the Morgon and Moulin-a-Vent/Chenas are also the 'biggest' Cru gamays that will typically age the longest. Yes, most Beaujolais outside of the Crus cannot really be aged very long, they are buy-and-drink for the most part and will go 'soft' pretty quick.
As I've said before Beaujolais Nouveau wines are sort of fun and trendy but a terrible value if they cost more than a few Euros (ha!) and they go south really fast. Just go to the good stuff at the other end of the spectrum if you are not vicariously celebrating the French regional culture of wine harvesting. This DuBoeuf Brouilly
is two bucks off, and the 2016 should be cellar-stable maybe a year.Beaujolais-villages
is another great wine classification, not within the ten Cru regions yet good value & deemed better than 'standard' Beaujolais, which itself is generally not bad at all. Drink 'em soon in any case.