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2005 Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve

  • 93 WA
  • 84 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 44056-2005-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 84

    A rich, earthy style, with a touch of game meat to the dried currant, spice and wild berry flavors, veering to a dry, almost bitter roasted almond edge on the finish. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 12,000 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The classic 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve represents one of the most historic Cabernet Sauvignons in California. Beautiful blackcurrant fruit jumps from the glass of this dense ruby/purple wine. Interestingly, it was blended with 7% Merlot. The wine is opulent, full-bodied, pure, stunning, rich and seemingly close to full maturity. Again, terrific balance suggests at least another 10-15+ years of cellaring is possible. This is a sexy, seductive style of Beaulieu Private Reserve that is irresistible at present, although it might get better.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: rdalehite
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Vinocholic
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Drink Dates: 2010+
    Author: Eclipse 3g
  • Self | Rating: 94

    It was good! Easy to drink now.
    Author: elee1388
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Muscular, dry and tannic. Needs air right now. May evolve nicely. Was quite tasty after an hour in the decanter with a mixed grill.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2020
    Author: BeardedBarman
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Perfect right now. It's at its peak.
    Author: Jefe de Newcastle
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

  • 593 bottles owned
  • 133 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 133 collectors)