Wine Spectator | Rating: 85A bit lean, with lots of plum, tobacco and cedar character. Slightly astringent and lacking a midpalate. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a medium finish.--Georges de Latour Private Reserve vertical. 8,700 cases made.Author: James Suckling
Self | Rating: 86Medium bodied still showing fruit. Earth and cedar on the palate. The wine is clearly past it's peak, but still a nice drink.Drink Dates: 1993-2008Author: Conrad K
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
- 154 bottles owned
- 47 collectors
- Average collector rating: 86
(Out of 47 collectors)