1970 BV - Georges de Latour Private Reserve 750ml

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WA 93   WS 89   Collector 92
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

The 1970 has always been considered one of the great B.V. Private Reserves. Well-stored bottles continue to taste brilliantly, but they are fully mature and cannot be expected to last much longer. This wine performed spectacularly in this recent blind tasting (February, 1995), revealing a huge, complex bouquet of overripe, sweet, jammy, pruny fruit, cedar, herbs, spices, and fruitcake. Fat and rich, with unctuously-textured, chewy, expansive flavors, and a full-bodied finish, it was all this great wine can be. It is, however, living on the edge, so drink it up.

Drink Dates: 1992-2012
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 99

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

Mature, a touch nutty initially, but complex and holding, with cedar, green and black olive, spicy black cherry and currant, turning elegant and polished.--California Cabernet retrospective. Drink now. 11,800 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2001+
Author: James Laube


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 95
Author: RalphTs
Tasted On: 04/14/2015

Rating: 91
Author: SingKevin
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 12/01/2010

Rating: 89
Author: Ricardo2
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 02/20/2008

Average rating: 91, based on 5 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

327 bottles owned by 120 collectors.

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About This Producer


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.

Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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