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Georges Duboeuf Julienas Chateau des Capitans 2011

Georges Duboeuf Julienas Chateau des Capitans 750ml 2011     
Sku: 1784407

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This 19th-Century castle is situated right in the heart of AOC Cru Julienas, in a locality known as Les Capitans. Centuries-old cedar trees in the stately gardens stand as tall sentinels of a long, illustrious past. The remarkably old vines form one single, undivided vineyard circling the estate, and benefit from optimal soil and microclimate conditions. South-southeast hillside exposure to the sun allows the grapes to attain perfect ripening before they are harvested. According to popular tradition, this locality has preserved unmistakable signs of its Roman origin. Considered as a strategic point, this site was in all likelihood where military staff headquarters were located, thus, the name Capitan, which refers to the officer rank of captain, or first in command. In the 1940’s, the castle and vineyard estate belonged to Victor Peyret, a colorful wine merchant and rambunctious gourmet from nearby Lyon, who left to posterity, among other things, the literary prize he endowed. At the annual mid-November wine festival held in the village of Julienas, the Victor Ppeyret Prize is awarded to a celebrity from the arts who is recognized as a worthy ambassador of Cru Julienas. The prize consists of 104 bottles of choice Julienas, just the right number to enjoy every Saturday and Sunday for an entire year!

 Wine Advocate 89 points (Jun 2013)
From a property jointly owned since 2004 by the Duboeufs and their U.S. importer the Deutsches and enhanced by the addition of some neighboring parcels in 2009, the 2011 Julienas Chateau des Capitains is raised half in barrel. Overtly dense and slightly chewy in texture but satisfyingly dominated by ripe, fresh black raspberry, this finishes persistently if rather simply, and with an invigorating, Syrah-like point of black pepper. I suspect it will be worth following through 2015 and possibly beyond.

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Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Sub-Region: Beaujolais
Appellation: Julienas
Grape Varietal: Gamay
Type: Still wine
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