Beaulieu Vineyards, Georges de Lataour Private reserve (BV)
Beaulieu Vineyards

Beaulieu Vineyards Georges de Latour Private Reserve


A powerhouse example of their flagship wine

Beaulieu Vineyards, Georges de Lataour Private reserve (BV)
Ready, but will improve

This is Beaulieu Vineyard's flagship wine - A historically prominent and iconic winery, located on the corner of Rutherford Cross Road and Highway 29 in the small town of Rutherford.

The 2019 vintage was voted as the number 'No1 wine of the year' by esteemed international wine Critic James Suckling. The 2020 is another success story - A powerhouse of a vintage!

Wine Enthusiast described this wine as 'Fascinating, fresh and ripe fruit flavors fill this full-bodied, velvety-textured wine with blackberries, raspberries and cranberries. Subtle oak spices add interest from the aroma through the finish'

The 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Georges De Latour Private Reserve is a deep purple-hued Cabernet Sauvignon that spent 24 months in French oak (95% new). It has terrific aromatics of blackcurrants, smoked tobacco, graphite, and spice, and these carry over to the palate, where the wine is medium to full-bodied, has solid tannins, good mid-palate depth, and outstanding length. There are some firmer, chalky tannins here, but this is beautifully done and should have two decades of longevity. Expect a refined and poised wine that slowly unfurls in the glass - give it time and you wont be disappointed.

with an intense and fragrant bouquet of ripe, dark berries, grape compote, black cherry, orange peel, and black plum, alongside savory, perfumed notes of wild violet, rose petal, fresh spearmint, bay laurel, and earth. Warm baking spice notes from the French oak barrel influence add vanilla, caramel, and allspice. Saturated dark fruit is present and voluminous throughout the palate, exhibiting mouth-coating structure with density and enveloping richness. Full-bodied and multilayered, secondary notes of bittersweet dark chocolate, umami, leather, tobacco leaf, and graphite add additional nuance and complexity. The signature "Rutherford Dust" tannins are pronounced, framing the wine and presenting a firm grip with chewy, cocoa-powder texture. The mouthwatering palate is lively and fresh with balanced acidity, demonstrating length and a lovely generosity. Incredibly pleasing upon release, yet certain to age for many years to come.

Blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot

International Critics:

James Suckling 94/100

Wine Enthusiast 97/100

Decanting time:

We suggest decanting this wine for 2 to 3 hours.

Cellaring potential:

2026 - 2045