1981 BV - Georges de Latour Private Reserve 750ml

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Collector 70
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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 70
Author: Pino M
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 11/02/2009
Bummer! I didn't have great expectations as this magnum bottle was stored on a kitchen counter by my in-laws for years and it was not a great vintage to start with. However, it is always kind of magical to open a bottle that old. It was not completely undrinkable...but not a great pleasure for your palate either.

Average rating: 82, based on 1 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

144 bottles owned by 55 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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