2019 Beaulieu Vineyard, Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, , 6x750ml

2019 Beaulieu Vineyard, Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, , 6x750ml

91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot

100 points

Availability: En Primeur

Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

Duty Status

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Critics Score: 100

Publication: James Suckling

Wow! The aromas to this are really exceptional, with a tangerine edge to the blackcurrants, graphite, lead pencil, flowers and wet earth. It changes all the time. So expressive and refined. Full-bodied with great intensity and depth of fruit. The ultra-fine tannins display millions of layers. The texture on the palate is superb and lasts for minutes. This is the new 1974 George de Latour, which was a legend. Real Napa Valley red here. Drinkable now, to understand it, but truly great in five to six years and onwards. Benchmark.
Harvest started later than previous years due to February rains. Spring continued wet with some rain
during flowering, followed by cool temperatures that allowed the grapes to mature gradually. Most
ripened at lower sugars, thanks to the extended, cool growing season, providing full flavors, fresh
acidity, and superb balance. The crop showed a modest yield with a compact structure and extract.

At our state-of-the-art winery, dedicated exclusively to crafting Georges de Latour Private Reserve
Cabernet Sauvignon, a portion of the wine is fermented in new French oak barrels for early
integration and a dense, rich texture. The balance of the must is fermented in stainless steel and
concrete tanks to preserve the freshness of the fruit. Following extended skin contact, the wine was
pressed and returned to barrels for malolactic fermentation and aging. A small amount of Petit Verdot
was blended with the Cabernet Sauvignon to further enhance the aroma and flavor profile. We work
closely with select cooperages to ensure the style and consistency of the barrel is exactly right. This
regime is very important to the elevated quality of this wine.

Alcohol: 14.7%;