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1994 Beaulieu Vineyard (BV) Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve Napa Valley
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Superb, robust, nice feel upon the lips... amazing flavor.
by theSaj
Okay, I'll be honest, I am new to wine. Just been getting into it the past year. So my review is very amateur. But I found this wine to have a mature flavor. I picked these up about 5 yrs ago, and have had them aging in a friends cellar. I am quite impressed. [[[My apologies, some of you will see this review in the Beringer 94, it was supposed to be for the BV. I also had a Beringer 2000 Pinot Noir (which was also quite excellent for it's younger age), once again my apologies as it was not my intent to mislead. ]]]
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by caryhunter
I had the Georges de Latour Private Reserve this past weekend (09/30/00) with a spendid leg of lamb prepared masterfully by Sue Bremmer for Uncle Charlie's birthday. The nose was cassis, and berries. I thought, early, that I detected herbs and a little lavender but when I tried again later, they weren't there. In the mouth, the wine is rich with broad layered flavors of cassis, toasted oak with vanilla, slight asian spices that may change to faint floral nuances. The wine is medium bodied with softer tannins and not as much structure as I had hoped but enough to make the wine stand up and back up the fruit. I would say the wine would be at it's best for the next couple of years and then mellow from there, losing it's fruit and tannins more rapidly as time goes by. While enjoyable, this wine is not one of BV best efforts with the Pivate Reserve. I look back at the '80, '82, '87, '92 as wines that might have eclipsed this one. I would give this wine a strong 90 or 91 due to the lesser aging potential. I'll finish with saying that I enjoyed it and feel that it is right at the level of quality for a lot of wines in the price range. "Beaucoup de vin!!!" ch


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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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