Wine Advocate 89 points - 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. (Jun 2013)
A tamed wine with vanilla and roasted coffee on the nose, it deployed in the palate hints of raisins and dried fruit stew with a finish of dark fruit and spices.
Passionate about Gamay Grape, Duboeuf feels that Beaujolais and its 10 grand crus (premium lands producing top wines-- from north to south, the ten Cru Beaujolais are Saint Amour, Juliénas, Chenas, Moulin-à-Vent, Fleurie, Chiroubles, Morgon, Régnie, Brouilly and Côte de Brouilly) is producing wines that compete with the more expensive wines of its more exclusive neighbors in the Rhône valley. The Crus are a few dollars more than Beaujolais village per bottle, but all of these wines are very good values.