(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.
Medium dark-ruby garnet color. A more "earthy" wine, more powerful and structured than the 1991, with chewy tannins, meaty fruit flavors, and a strong, minerally finish. Hints of coffee and mocha from the new oak add dimension and spice, as well as a little sweetness.
Wine Spectator(From 1988 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/29/00
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 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 1967 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/29/00
Wine Spectator(From 1969 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/29/00