The Gamay grape is the same one used for the Beaujolais wines as well. It produces a typically good quality wine with soft tannins. Soft tannins means there are little tannins and your mouth won’t pucker like from a Pinot Noir red wine. For comparison, a strong cup of tea has a ton of tannins. This Brouilly is decidedly light, grapey, and fruity. I taste lots of berry flavors in it. It goes well with all types of foods except real spicy ones. You can drink it at cellar temperature or slightly chilled. I also like the bottle, very squat and shaped differently than your typical wine bottle. Love the label too, showing the ancestral chateau.
I can’t tell you which year to buy. I have always bought the most current year and have always enjoyed it. Various wine websites online talk about the best years and other flavors detected. Check them out by doing a web search and decide for yourself if you detect other interesting flavors. I just know I LIKE IT!