Wine Advocate | Rating: 96These notes emerged not from the vertical tasting held in Baltimore, but rather from two bottles purchased off the wine list at Washington, DC's Lion d'Or restaurant. This legendary wine was spectacular, clearly justifying its reputation. The two bottles were equal in quality, although one was slightly sweeter in the mid-palate. Both displayed a deep, garnet, nearly opaque color, with a huge bouquet of jammy, tobacco, cedary, oriental spice-scented, fruity flavors. What makes this wine so remarkable is that at age forty-two it still possesses an extraordinary amount of sweet fruit. Voluptuous and intense, with gobs of chewy fruit, this is a magnificent California Cabernet that has stood the test of time better than most Bordeaux. Amazing! Although fully mature, impeccably well-stored bottles of this wine will keep for another 7-10 years.Author: Robert Parker
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.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 2 bottles owned
- 2 collectors