Beaulieu Vineyard

estate bottled Private Reserve Georges de Latour Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.521 ratings
9.59 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

A fantastic showing!

This was a pop-and-pour bottle, I wanted to decant, but was leery it could come apart quickly...Wow I was so wrong on my presumption.

Nose has loamy-raspberry, violets, charred oak, tarry-blackberry, dehydrated cherry and plum.
Palate has plum-raspberry, 'Rutherford' dust, leather, moist soils, ripe cherry, acidity is light but present, tannins are soft but still noticable. Youthful, very long finish.

Likely bottles in pristine condition, such as this, could enjoy another 10-15 years of life. We've had 70's BV GdL's that showed more advanced than this bottle, color is still a beautiful gem red/purple, no brick at all.

We bought this many years ago, as massive fans of Freemark Abbey and Beaulieu Vineyards, we have been looking forward to the right time for this bottle. I do believe that BV used to buy Cabernet fruit from John Bosché to go into this 100% Cabernet wine, and I think that '68 might have been the last year before BV went to all estate fruit. So this is a perfect collaboration of our favorites. A truly special bottle none the less.

This bottle is why you cellar great CA Cabernet and don't drink it all on release. I think this vintage could be similar to 2013, in 50 years...

We paired this with a slow and low roasted beef sirloin roast, meat temperature was closely watched, result was a wonderful medium rare finish, sliced thinly this was a great match to the wine.

A fantastic showing!

This was a pop-and-pour bottle, I wanted to decant, but was leery it could come apart quickly...Wow I was so wrong on my presumption.

Nose has loamy-raspberry, violets, charred oak, tarry-blackberry, dehydrated cherry and plum.
Palate has plum-raspberry, 'Rutherford' dust, leather, moist soils, ripe cherry, acidity is light but present, tannins are soft but still noticable. Youthful, very long finish.

Likely bottles in pristine condition, such as this, could enjoy another 10-15 years of life. We've had 70's BV GdL's that showed more advanced than this bottle, color is still a beautiful gem red/purple, no brick at all.

We bought this many years ago, as massive fans of Freemark Abbey and Beaulieu Vineyards, we have been looking forward to the right time for this bottle. I do believe that BV used to buy Cabernet fruit from John Bosché to go into this 100% Cabernet wine, and I think that '68 might have been the last year before BV went to all estate fruit. So this is a perfect collaboration of our favorites. A truly special bottle none the less.

This bottle is why you cellar great CA Cabernet and don't drink it all on release. I think this vintage could be similar to 2013, in 50 years...

We paired this with a slow and low roasted beef sirloin roast, meat temperature was closely watched, result was a wonderful medium rare finish, sliced thinly this was a great match to the wine.

Dec 31st, 2018
Conrad Green

Wonderfully deep still with blackcurrant, Blood, soft faded leather. Great depth and middle. This is a wow. Beautifully long.

Wonderfully deep still with blackcurrant, Blood, soft faded leather. Great depth and middle. This is a wow. Beautifully long.

Oct 3rd, 2018
Bill Bender

Oh hi my name is @David L and I bring 50 year old wine that drinks like a mother f’er. Still all there and drinking exceptionally. Thank you fine sir.

Oh hi my name is @David L and I bring 50 year old wine that drinks like a mother f’er. Still all there and drinking exceptionally. Thank you fine sir.

1 person found it helpfulNov 15th, 2017
Marc Piro

Ooooooh yea. 5 out of 5!!! On the hundred point scale..... who knows!! F-ing excellent. Drink dis now

Ooooooh yea. 5 out of 5!!! On the hundred point scale..... who knows!! F-ing excellent. Drink dis now

Sep 17th, 2013
Marty Winters

Oldies, but goodies.

Oldies, but goodies.

Aug 3rd, 2013
artofthepiano

Beautifully stored wine, a bit of fruit left, lots of secondary and tertiary. Has a real purity to it.

Beautifully stored wine, a bit of fruit left, lots of secondary and tertiary. Has a real purity to it.

Dec 9th, 2018
Martin Sher

An amazing slice of Napa history. Stored perfectly and in pristine condition. Stunning.

An amazing slice of Napa history. Stored perfectly and in pristine condition. Stunning.

Dec 8th, 2018
Ron Siegel

Famous vintage for BV that was youthful & fresh.

Famous vintage for BV that was youthful & fresh.

Jun 9th, 2018
Bobby Gilbane

Holding up extraordinarily well for a 49 year old cab. Amazing treat. Hope I'm doing this well at the same age.

Holding up extraordinarily well for a 49 year old cab. Amazing treat. Hope I'm doing this well at the same age.

May 12th, 2017
Bobby Gilbane

1968...forget tasting notes. This was an epic time capsule that was so much more than just wine. Take a sip and think....
January 14: Green Packers Win Super Bowl II
January 23: North Korea captures the USS Pueblo
January 30: North Vietnam launches the Tet Offensive
April 2: Premier of 2001: A Space Odyssey
April 4: Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated in Memphis
April 11: President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968
June 5: Robert F. Kennedy
assassinated in Los Angeles
July 18: The semiconductor company Intel is founded.
September 30: Boeing introduces the first 747 "Jumbo Jet"
October 16: U.S. athletes Black Power Salute at the Summer Olympics
December 24: Apollo 8 is the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon

1968...forget tasting notes. This was an epic time capsule that was so much more than just wine. Take a sip and think....
January 14: Green Packers Win Super Bowl II
January 23: North Korea captures the USS Pueblo
January 30: North Vietnam launches the Tet Offensive
April 2: Premier of 2001: A Space Odyssey
April 4: Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated in Memphis
April 11: President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968
June 5: Robert F. Kennedy
assassinated in Los Angeles
July 18: The semiconductor company Intel is founded.
September 30: Boeing introduces the first 747 "Jumbo Jet"
October 16: U.S. athletes Black Power Salute at the Summer Olympics
December 24: Apollo 8 is the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon

Apr 16th, 2017