1998 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve Napa Valley
187 Ratings
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187 Ratings
1998 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

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...

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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 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 & Spirits
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 12/08
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/06
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 1999 Vintage)
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 132