Saturday, September 6, 2008

Chateau des Capitans 2004 Julienas

Deep purple red color. Full smell of raspberry, warm alcohol and some vinegary carbonic maceration character with a hint of vanilla. Full fruity flavor, raspberry and strawberry, well-balanced with crisp acid.

The next day the smell is still loaded with fruit, as is the flavor.

While this seems a relatively sturdy Beaujolais, I foresee no significant improvement from further age. I don’t think it’s going to deteriorate in the next few years, either.

I feel comfortable saying I’d buy this again for $15.99, and that I’ll certainly keep an eye out for future vintages.

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