2009 Georges Duboeuf Julienas "La Trinquée"

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According to Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Duboeuf 2009 Julienas La Trinquee, named from the sector of its appellation farmed by the several growers who inform this wine, is intensely-fruited and darkly-hued, featuring creme de cassis and dark cherry preserves, tinged by herbs and coffee. The vast and on the whole stylistically consistent range of Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais bottlings--a majority issuing from individual domaines--represents a reliable source of value, and this has seldom been more true (nor has the range (most, but not all of which, I tasted) been more vast) than from 2009, which it is clear Duboeuf considers as fine a vintage as he has witnessed..." (08/10)

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Staff Image By: Jim Barr | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/11/2011 | Send Email
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Medium-deep ruby in color, this wine possesses aromas of a well-made Cotes-du-Nuits villages Burgundy with meaty undertones, upfront, opulent notes of violets and cherries. In the mouth, it is bright, flashy with some mild cedary undertones, wonderful complexity and a pretty, lengthy finish (Jim Barr)
Drink from 2011 to 2013

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