Wine Spectator | Rating: 87Has pretty plum and cherry character, but it's slightly diluted. Medium-bodied, with medium tannins and a fruity finish.--Georges de Latour Private Reserve vertical. Drink now. 15,100 cases made.Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 83The 1989 exhibits a healthy dark ruby color, and a reticent, nearly non-existent aromatic profile of spicy wood, damp earth, and vague fruit. It is medium to full-bodied, with high acidity, and noticeable tannin, but without the flesh, ripeness, and extraction of fruit necessary to hold up to the wine's overwhelming structure. It tastes as if it has a hole in the middle, and it will undoubtedly dry out over the next 10-15 years.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
- 127 bottles owned
- 48 collectors