Wine Spectator | Rating: 79Has seen better days. Good dark garnet color, with aromas of raisin, asphalt and petrol. Medium- to full-bodied and chewy, but drying tannins and a slightly acidic, unclean and austere finish detracts from the overall quality.Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 85This is a good rather than great Beaulieu Private Reserve, with a narrow aromatic and flavor profile. Cleanly made, with ripe, jammy, cassis fruit, it possesses light to medium body, and a compact, spicy, moderately tannic finish.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
- 217 bottles owned
- 46 collectors