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1987 BV - Georges de Latour Private Reserve

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  • 87 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 80 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 44056-1987-750-0
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Generous, soft and big, with a dark ruby color and mint, plum and smoke character. Full-bodied and very velvety, with lots of ripe berry and chocolate flavors and a long, long finish.--Georges de Latour Private Reserve vertical. 14,200 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 80

    Medium red. Raspberry and plum fruit aromas along with roasted nuts and resiny oak, plus obtrusive mint and vegetal nuances. Rather fumey and high-toned in the mouth, with sharp acids and a pronounced mintiness. Finishes with drying oak tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: September/October 2002
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 87

    Similar in style to the 1986 and 1985, this dark ruby-colored wine reveals a passable, but tight nose of spice, wood, and fruit. Compressed and lean in the mouth, with an angular, compact personality, it exhibits medium body, higher than normal acidity, and pronounced tannin. Although it is a good wine, I have the same reservations about it as I do many B.V. Private Reserves from the mid-eighties on - is there enough depth and fruit to balance out the wine's other components, particularly the high acidity, much of it added? It is not revealing any signs of aging as the color is healthy, but just how much charm and pleasure will emerge remains debatable.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: ChrisCharlotte
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Held up very nicely, great nose and long finish. Hints of green pepper
    Drink Dates: 2011
    Author: coffeemuse
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

  • 298 bottles owned
  • 121 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 121 collectors)