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1981 Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve

  • 85 WA
  • 78 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 44056-1981-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 78

    Smells like iodine, peat and plums. Medium-bodied, with high acidity and raisin character. On the way down.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 85

    Last Tasted 3/92 Medium ruby with no signs of age, this wine offered up a light intensity, spicy, elegant, innocuous bouquet, exhibited ripe, medium-bodied, attractive flavors, and a compact, angular finish.
    Drink Dates: 1992-2002
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 70

    Bummer! I didn't have great expectations as this magnum bottle was stored on a kitchen counter by my in-laws for years and it was not a great vintage to start with. However, it is always kind of magical to open a bottle that old. It was not completely undrinkable...but not a great pleasure for your palate either.
    Author: Pino M
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

  • 280 bottles owned
  • 42 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 70
    (Out of 42 collectors)