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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Duboeuf Fleurie Chateau des Bachelards 2005
Duboeuf Fleurie Chateau des Bachelards 2005
(search item no. 88735)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $15.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The Fleurie of Bachelards is a harmonious, fruity, elegant, distinguished, and racy wine with iris and violet aromas. It will age well for at least 5 years.

This wine displays a shiny purple red color in the glass with fine aromas of raspberry and violet. After a fresh attack, the mouth reveals all its character with a nice cherry flavor finish. This "terroir" wine will be most appreciated over the next two to three years with a roasted meat.

"Produced from old vines whose yields were lowered by snow and hail in April (25 hectoliters per hectare), the 2005 Fleurie Chateau des Bachelards explodes from the glass with oodles of waxy red as well as black cherries. A seductive, sensual effort, its medium to full-bodied core boasts terrifically pleasurable waves of flavorful red cherries. This broad wine also sports a long, seamless finish. Drink it over the next 5 years."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Barrel Tasting: 90-92 Points

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About Georges Duboeuf:

For over 40 years Georges Duboeuf has been the Beaujolais region's most renowned négociant and is today regarded in the wine world as the "King of Beaujolais." Born in 1933 in Pouilly-Fuissé, the son of a winegrower, Georges began selling his family's wines from the back of his bicycle to now-legendary local chefs such as Paul Bocuse and Paul Blanc. In 1964, Georges realized his dream and founded his own company: Les Vins Georges Duboeuf.

Over the years, Georges has developed long-standing relationships with the region's top growers and winemakers. Georges is involved in every aspect of his enterprise and is known for his passion and his legendary palate. In 2003, the Duboeuf family opened a new, modern winery in Romanéche-Thorins. The following year, the Duboeuf and Deutsch families jointly purchased Château des Capitans in Juliénas. With annual sales of 30 million bottles, Georges Duboeuf is one of the world's best-known French brands.