1984 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve Napa Valley
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesNever one of our favorites from this venerable producer, and not much favored in this tasting either, Beaulieu's flagship effort in 1984 has matured long before its time and now smells of old cigars and cedar with but the barest hints of richness and fruit. Its supple texture is all one would expect of an aged Cabernet, but its flavors follow the pathway of decrepitude so accurately presaged by the aroma. Lean and dry to finish, and bitter from unbuffered tannins, this one has seen better days. N...