1971 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve Napa Valley
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187 Ratings
1971 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve Napa Valley

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) with deep, ripe aromas of crushed blackberries, dark cherries, bittersweet chocolate and violets. The highly saturated black-fruit flavors echo the aromas as they expand across the palate and persiston the finish. Nuances of toffee and toasted oak spices, from aging in 100 percent new French oak barrels, add even more complexity.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) This vintage boasts exceptionally powerful yet elegant flavors. The highly saturated aromas and expansive, richly textured flavors brim with deep blackberry and cassis expression. Layered nuances of espresso bean, crushed anise seed, bay leaf, violet and toasted oak contribute complexity to the sumptuous dark-fruit character.

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Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2000 Vintage) BV's flagship offering, the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve reveals a saturated ruby/purple color along with an intriguing perfume of black currants, lead pencil shavings, loamy soil, and wood. Medium to full-bodied, ripe, and elegant, this Bordeaux-styled Cabernet finishes a bit short. The aromatics suggest a 90-point wine, and the flavors and finish something in the upper eighties. While it will not rank alongside any of the great BV Private Reserves from the fifties, sixties, seventies, or early eighties, it is a positive development for this historic estate. Anticipated maturity: now-2015.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 12/08
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1981 Vintage)
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 1999 Vintage)
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 132