2001 BV - Georges de Latour Private Reserve 750ml

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2001 BV - Georges de Latour Private Reserve
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Score: 93
Author: Rutiger
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/02/2012
Perfect
Score: 94
Author: GregMaria
Trust Rating: 89
Tasted On: 12/27/2011
Amazing wine. One of the finest.
Score: 93
Author: Sammi K
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 09/12/2010
Drink Dates: 2009-2012
Score: 92
Author: jkrier
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 09/19/2008
Score: 95
Author: Aaron V248
Tasted On: 10/23/2006
Drink Dates: 2006-2016
Dark, black-ruby color. The aromas reflect classic "Rutherford dust" notes of black cherry, loamy mineral-earth tones, and licorice, along with fine new oak vanilla highlights. Medium full-bodied, with deep cherry-mineral, currant 'anise flavors, this vintage has a fine veneer of tannins combined with good acidity to support 10-15 years aging. Rich, supple fruit softens the texture. The sweet fragrance and taste of vanilla from the new oak add measurable length and structure in the finish. A fine wine to drink young with grilled steaks, roast leg of lamb with shallots, or a ripe wedge of Fontina or aged Vermont cheddar cheese.

About This Producer


In 1900, when Georges de Latour's wife, Fernande, first laid eyes on the land that would become their original Rutherford vineyard, she named it "beau lieu," or "beautiful place." Shortly thereafter, de Latour sold his thriving cream of tartar business, bought the four-acre ranch and founded Beaulieu Vineyard with the vision of making Napa Valley wines that would rival those of his native France. Today the winery continues to turn to innovative practices to craft wines in a bold, classic style. They have become a leader in clonal research, and the BV Clone Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon wines are highly acclaimed. Most recently a new state-of-the-art winery was completed within one of the original buildings. The Georges de Latour Private Reserve Winery utilizes the latest technology in combination with time-honored traditions for the production of this exceptional, wine-the longtime benchmark of Rutherford Cabernet.

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