Beaulieu Vineyard

Private Reserve Georges de Latour Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.223 ratings
9.09 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

There are worse ways to start a Saturday then tasting & talking wine with Tor Kenward & Andy Beskstoffer having the 1980 BV George Latour Private Reserve & multiple vintages of Tor. Wine 94 technically but age & style 96. The overall experience is a 10.

These bottles came from his cellar so they are perfect. So silky smooth elegant. Beautifully ripe; blackberries, black raspberries, plum, dark cherries, understated baking spices, fresh & used tobacco, sandalwood, raspberry, limestone powder, fine, dark spice, bright, withering dark & red florals, excellent acidity, sheer, balance, elegance and perfect finish that lasts a full minute.

Andy Beckstoffer sold fruit for $150 a ton in the late 1970’s, early 80’s. Today, $50,000 plus a ton and a percentage of the producers bottle price.

There are worse ways to start a Saturday then tasting & talking wine with Tor Kenward & Andy Beskstoffer having the 1980 BV George Latour Private Reserve & multiple vintages of Tor. Wine 94 technically but age & style 96. The overall experience is a 10.

These bottles came from his cellar so they are perfect. So silky smooth elegant. Beautifully ripe; blackberries, black raspberries, plum, dark cherries, understated baking spices, fresh & used tobacco, sandalwood, raspberry, limestone powder, fine, dark spice, bright, withering dark & red florals, excellent acidity, sheer, balance, elegance and perfect finish that lasts a full minute.

Andy Beckstoffer sold fruit for $150 a ton in the late 1970’s, early 80’s. Today, $50,000 plus a ton and a percentage of the producers bottle price.

1 person found it helpfulApr 5th, 2024
DLynn

Penfolds Ambassador

9.4

Half'sy

Half'sy

Apr 28th, 2017
Nico J. Snyman

Without know what was I would have called it a riper, say '03 Viña Tondonia, all dilly, coconut, but there is a riper mid-palate intensity to this, 13% on the label, it's a shame that Napa doesn't make wines like this anymore.

Without know what was I would have called it a riper, say '03 Viña Tondonia, all dilly, coconut, but there is a riper mid-palate intensity to this, 13% on the label, it's a shame that Napa doesn't make wines like this anymore.

Aug 19th, 2016
Daniel Mahdavian

Consulting Somm-Daniel Mahdavian Ventures

9.2

Dark. Smokey. Meaty. Dried beef. Mushrooms. Dusty dirt and amazing long finish for the vintage. Classic Napa 1990.

Dark. Smokey. Meaty. Dried beef. Mushrooms. Dusty dirt and amazing long finish for the vintage. Classic Napa 1990.

Jan 2nd, 2016
Greg Koslosky

1980

1980

Aug 16th, 2015
Melissa M. Sutherland

Importer Winebow Wines

8.5

1980.

1980.

Feb 26th, 2014
Constance Chamberlain

Well that's a treat

Well that's a treat

Feb 26th, 2014
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.5

1980. Very interesting.

1980. Very interesting.

Sep 1st, 2013
Rich Bluth

held this one a bit too long but it was a great example of a truly well made wine that held up 40yrs!

held this one a bit too long but it was a great example of a truly well made wine that held up 40yrs!

Jun 19th, 2020
Ann Altman

Wine Manager Young's

1980

1980

Sep 21st, 2014