Beaulieu Vineyard Georges De Latour Private Reserve Cabernet 2015 Rated 98JS

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James Suckling Review
Rated 98
A complex red with blackcurrants, forest floor and mint. Eucalyptus, too. Love the aromas. Full body with ripe tannins that roll on the palate. Very harmonious and precise. Needs four to five years to come together, but already a joy to taste.

Wine Advocate Review
Rated 96+
Blended of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec aged 22 months in 100% new French oak, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour is very deep purple-black in color and reveals bags of crushed blackberries, black cherries and warm cassis notes with mocha, Sichuan pepper and hoisin plus unsmoked cigars and cedar chest hints. Full-bodied and absolutely laden with layers of black fruits and spices, it has a firm, grainy frame and seamless freshness, finishing very long. Drink 2019-2041.

Wine Tasting Notes
The vintage influenced our signature Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon by crafting a wine small in yield, but mighty in concentration, depth and elegance. The bouquet shows beautiful freshness with a cascade of red and dark berry fruit notes followed by hints of rose petal and violet. Rich, with a full-bodied structure on the palate, the wine is complex and expressive, revealing layers of blackcurrant, bright raspberry, dark cherry and cassis, followed by hints of cedar, cinnamon, clove and mocha. Plush tannins support the expansive palate, while impeccably balanced acidity adds vibrancy and freshness. Well integrated notes of vanilla and toasted oak spices - from aging in new French oak barrels - heighten the aromas and linger on the finish. To enjoy this wine at its full potential, we recommend at least five years of bottle aging; however if you can't wait, decant before serving.

90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec

Alcohol 15.0%

  • 5

    Posted by Sean McKinney on 16th May 2019

    This is the first bottle of BV Private Reserve iv'e had. Wow, what an impression it made. I can see that it didn't get those high ratings with luck. Extraordinarily deep flavors, lovely mouthfeel and smooth tannin structure. I wouldn't be writing this review if it weren't that good.

  • 5

    Posted by Thomas Edmund on 16th May 2019

    This wine is such a treat to have anytime. Such a bold and diverse wine. My palate gets filled with deep fruit flavors from the first sip, after smelling a beautiful bouquet of flowers. It's very nicely layered and the finish goes on forever! Fantastic choice!!

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