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    Duboeuf Julienas Chateau des Capitans 2009
    Gamay - Beaujolais, France

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    • WE89
    • RP89
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 89 The Wine Advocate, 89 Wine Enthusiast, 88 Wine Spectator

    Region: Beaujolais, France

    Varietal: Gamay

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 106338

    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.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Duboeuf's 2009 Julienas Chateau des Capitains – from the upper reaches of its appellation – was, as usual, matured in small part in barrique. Boysenberry and cassis offer a seamless, engagingly, juicy, and less superficially sweet account of themselves than in the corresponding Seigneurie bottling. There is at most only a tiny bit of warmth in the finish, and that is more than offset by lip-smacking persistence of pure berry fruit and a shrimp shell-like sweet, saline savor. With the right richness of cuisine, this cool-weather cru should perform admirably.

    89 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    This is dry Beaujolais, boasting as much structure as fruit. The tannins are prominent, underpinning the spicy black berry fruits. The effect is rich, a wine that will age well over 2–3 years.

    89 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    This spice-driven red is framed by dusty tannins and ripe acidity, with flavors of kirsch and blackberry intertwined with clove, anise and smoke notes. An understated, elegant Juliénas.

    88 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    User Reviews:

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    Texmex627 (12/14/2010)
    Haven't been a fan of Beaujolais but this one is very good.
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    medoc maven (2/6/2013)
    2009 was an amazing year for Beaujolais and des Capitans reflects the success of the crop. Smooth, fruity, so satisfying
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