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Beaulieu Vineyards Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignontext

Beaulieu Vineyards Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Napa Valley, California, United StatesGeorges de Latour Private Reserve is back in a big way. A portion of the wine is barrel fermented in new French oak to assist early integration and promote a dense, rich texture. The rest of the must is fermented in stainless steel and concrete tanks, adding much needed freshness and purity of fruit to the blend. There is a small amount of petit verdot in the mix to up the aroma and flavour profile, and you detect it immediately on the nose. The opening is wonderfully fragrant with plenty of dark, ripe, black raspberry, red currant, and black cherry streaked with dried herbs and mint. The style is far more nuanced, with layers of black fruit and oak that support but never intrude. The finale is a supple Rutherford dust affair that goes on for minutes. It's surprisingly drinkable now, but its best days are a decade down the road and beyond. Kudos to winemaker Trevor Durling for bringing this iconic label back to life. The grapes come off the finest Cabernet Sauvignon vines located on the western bench of the Rutherford AVA in BV Ranches No. 1 and No. 2, originally planted by Georges de Latour in the early 1900s.Tasted: 06 August 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$179.99750mlBCL Stores
Producer: Beaulieu VineyardsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 39482UPC: 00080696324444