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1984 BV - Georges de Latour Private Reserve

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 82 WA
  • 72 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 44056-1984-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 72

    Dried out, with nutty Sherry-like flavors. -- California Cabernet '74/'84/'94 retrospective. Past its prime.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 82

    This wine has shown better on other occasions. At this tasting (February, 1995) it appeared extremely mushroomy and earthy, with attractive ripe fruit, but annoying, off-putting wet dog aromas. The wine is medium to full-bodied, with adequate acidity. It may be maturing slightly faster than the other B.V. Private Reserves. It is not a stellar effort.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    91-92. Surprising amount of fruit for 28 year old Napa cab! Very mature nose, wondeful old tabacco and leather, spice. Bottle in great shape. Not sure if I lucked out or what. Presume the bottle was very well stored. Cork was even in good shape. Bravo.
    Author: Zarm
  • Self | Rating: 90

    This one left me a little flat as I was expecting a bit more body. The others in the vertical I have of this wine have not disappointed. This one was just okay. Hints of leather, red currant, cherry were there, but not predominant. The oak was just about gone.
    Author: Dr. Fil
  • Self | Rating:

    too late
    Author: Randy
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

  • 260 bottles owned
  • 79 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 79 collectors)