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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Duboeuf Julienas Chateau des Capitans 2009
Duboeuf Julienas Chateau des Capitans 2009
(search item no. 106338)
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2007 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

An intense crimson color. A fine expression of this lovely 'Capitans' terroir, with highly complex aromas on the nose and palate – hints of flowers (peony), roasting, mocha and vanilla, fruit (blackberry), spices (pepper) and licorices. Remarkably rich on the palate with powerful tannins and an opulent fleshiness. A wine to lay down for many years. Sommelier's tip: decant an hour before serving.

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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.