Original
260 Ratings
Beaulieu Vineyard BV Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
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Wine Details

Wine Description

(From 2009 Vintage) Handcrafted with cutting-edge winemaking worthy of our highest quality grapes, the 2009 vintage boasts exceptionally powerful yet elegant flavors. The highly saturated aromas and expansive, richly textured flavors brim with deep blackberry and cassis expression.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) At our state-of-the-art winery, dedicated exclusively to Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, we hand sorted the grapes first as clusters and then as destemmed berries to retain only the highest quality fruit. We then fermented 30 percent of the must in new French oak barrels for early and seamless integration of oak aromas and flavors. This technique also enhanced the dense, rich texture and gave suppleness to the muscular tannins, while retaining long aging potential. Following extended skin contact, in-barrel malolactic fermentation and aging, the final blend of individual Cabernet Sauvignon wine lots and a small amount of Petit Verdot was artistically composed by winemaker Jeffrey Stambor and renowned consultant Michel Rolland.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2008 Vintage) Impressive for its stylish delicacy, finesse and subtle details, this firm red offers complex loamy earth, cherry, currant and plum flavors that build and gain traction on the finish, where the tannins have a pleasing loamy edge.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/29/00
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1996 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1958 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 80 on Apr-92
  • 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.