1974 Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve
UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
Wine Spectator | Rating: 58Pale, washed-out amber brown color; oxidized Sherry flavors.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 86The 1974 appeared to be fully mature by age 10. Since that time, it has revealed frightening bottle variation - ranging from young, relatively opulent, rich examples, to others that were prematurely losing their fruit and fading badly. At this tasting, it appeared to juxtapose its best and worst elements. The wine's color revealed amber at the edge, a roasted, herbal, sweet, spicy nose, loosely-knit, jammy fruit, and some hot alcohol in the finish. Readers who own the 1974 are advised to drink it up.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
- 282 bottles owned
- 89 collectors