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Georges Duboeuf Chateau des Capitans Julienas 2018 Details

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Georges Duboeuf Chateau des Capitans Julienas 2018

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Tasting Notes

This 2018 vintage displays a brilliant garnet color in the glass. Superb aromas of blackberry, blueberry and black cherry with a hint of spice, white pepper and vanilla display on the nose. This is a full-bodied, rich wine with a solid tannic backbone signifying good aging potential.

Winemaker Notes

The remarkable old vines (over 50 years old) form one single, undivided vineyard of approximately 29.7 acres circling the estate and benefit from optimal soil and microclimate conditions. Southeast hillside exposure to the sun allows the grapes to attain perfect ripening before they are harvested. Harvesting of this wine is done manually, in whole bunches and the grapes are de-stemmed. Maceration lasts between 10 to 12 days and fermentation is conducted at temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius. 20% of the wine is aged for 8 months in new French oak, with the rest in stainless steel. Château des Capitans is owned by the Duboeuf family.

Pairings

This wine is best served with braised lamb, slow- cooked ribs, chili and aged cheeses.

Other Notes

This 19th-century castle is situated right in the heart of the AOC Cru Juliénas, in a locality knows 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.

Ratings

2018: 93 Pts - James Suckling, Feb 2019
2018: 91 Pts - Vinous, Oct 2019
2018: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Apr 2019
2017: 93 Pts- James Suckling, Feb 2019
2017: 91 pts - Wine Enthusiast, Mar 2019
2017: 91 Pts - James Suckling, Dec 2018
2016: 91 Pts. ‘Editor’s Choice’ - Wine Enthusiast, March 2018
2016: 91 Pts. - Vinous, March 2018
2015: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator, Dec 2016
2015: 90 Pts -Wine Advocate, Aug 2016
2015: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Mar 2017
2015: 90 Pts - Vinous, Jan 2017
2014: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator, Dec 2016
2014: 90 Pts - Vinous Aug 2016
2014: 89 Pts - Wine Advocate # 219, June 2015
2010: 89 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Oct. 2011
2009: 89 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 2010
2007: 89 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Nov. 2009
2005: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator, Oct. 2006

Wine Profile

Vintage 2018
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Gamay
Appellation A.O.C. Julienas
Acid 5.80 G/L
PH 3.49
Residual Sugar 1.9 G/L
Alcohol % 14%
Size 750 ml