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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Duboeuf Julienas Chateau des Capitans 2005
Duboeuf Julienas Chateau des Capitans 2005
(search item no. 88934)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Number 30 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!

This wine displays a sumptuous deep red color. Its intense, complex nose offers an array of fruits, from peach to raspberry and black currant, with a subtle touch of cinnamon. Ample structure and excellent balance will allow this wine to age in bottle quite gracefully.

Food and Wine Affinities: Coq au vin, red meats grilled or oven-roasted, game and distinctive cheese.

"Aged in 20% oak barrels, the 2005 Julienas Chateau des Capitans (an estate jointly owned by Duboeuf and his US importer, Bill Deutsch) boasts a profound nose of spicy black cherries. Medium-bodied, expansive, spicy, and pure, this well-focused wine sports a wonderfully sweet character crammed with red as well as black fruits. It is fruit-driven yet structured and should age well. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.
Barrel Tasting: 90-92 Points
-Wine Advocate, June 2006

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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.