Chateau des Tours Brouilly 2016 (Cru de Beaujolais)
This is a good solid Beaujolais red (100% Gamay) coming from one specific region among the 9 other Beujolais Crus that together each have their own way of expressing the grape.
Compared to the already-great $11.45 DuBoeuf 2015 Beaujolais as well there are differences - instead of the latter's forward strawberry and brightness over the present blackberry , here is a little more brooding depth and blueberry next to the cherry fruit, but also good acidity lifting it. There's a bit more body and strength to it, and it could also age a few years so while it's the same grape and general area of France, the 10 Cru de Beaujolais wines each offer a unique thing.
Is the Château des Tours twice as good as the DeBoeuf we had with the BBQ ribs on Sunday, maybe no that was damn good too, but here you still do get something very fine for twice the money.