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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

Dark ruby-violet in color, the 1998 Georges de Latour demonstrates the benefits of judicious green-harvesting during a difficult vintage. Strongly aromatic, the wine reveals classic Rutherford scents of black-cherry, mineral, green and black peppercorn with anise. The flavors are ripe, yet less opulent than in 1997, reflecting the long cool growing season. Rich in berry , mineral , and mild herb flavors, with a supple, lively texture and very fruit forward, the fine, yet firm tannins provide a so...

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 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