Dubeouf’s latest crop of cru Beaujolais wines have arrived; here’s a look at a smattering of new(ish) releases.
2015 Georges Duboeuf Pouilly-Fuisse – Gentle chardonnay, lemony with a very quiet mushroom note underneath. A hint of green olive emerges on the finish. B+ / $30
2016 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages – Heavy with blueberries and violets, with an undercurrent of gentle tobacco, spice, and some cocoa powder. Lots going on in this wine, but it’s not entirely cohesive, its flavors spilling over one another a bit freely. B / $11
2016 Georges Duboeuf Brouilly – A bit of French funk here — mushroom, tobacco, leather — plays with a spray of fresh herbs to create a slightly thin wine with a heavily savory bent. A hint of currant-driven sweetness and some vanilla build on the back end. B / $13
2015 Georges Duboeuf Fleurie – Boldly fruity, with blackberry notes leading to a gunpowder character. Sweeter than I expected, with hints of chocolate — though the finish is quite light and lively. B / $20