Wine Reviews

2009 Château des Capitans Juliénas

Georges Duboeuf is a well known negociant in the Beaujolais region. Taking part in the WineTwits Beaujolais tasting recently, I had the pleasure to try this 2009 Château des Capitans Juliénas from Georges Duboeuf.

This vineyard surrounds a 19th century castle surrounded by centuries-old cedar trees. The name Capitan (“Captain”) comes from the strategic location of the estate.

This wine was ruby with bits of cork (due to a bad job opening the bottle on my part!). Tart with fresh berries on the nose and a hint of cinnamon, this Beaujolais has ripe acids and a bit of pepper on the finish. Firmer  tannins than expected led to a pleasant finish.

I think I’m going to find a few more bottles!

  • Grapes: Gamay
  • Alcohol: 12.9%
  • Retail price: ~$19.00
  • From: Juliénas, Beaujolais, France
  • Learn more about Beaujolais.

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