Georges de Latour has been BV’s benchmark Rutherford Cabernet since 1936, which isn’t a bad run from this outstanding terroir. Suckling marks this vintage as one of the most balanced with its currants, minerals, fresh herbs and spices. Fans of brawny Cabs with lush fruit and “Rutherford Dust” will want to lock down a few bottles of this impressive red to keep on hand for all the steak dinners ahead.
This is one of the most balanced Georges de Latour, offering currants, minerals, fresh herbs and spices. It’s full-bodied with very fine tannins. Long and focused. Subtle and complex. Very elegant and refined in the end. Reminds me of classic, old vintages from the 1960s and 1970s.DC96
Showcasing the deep slashes of liquorice that you find in Cabernet from Napa, this is layered with concentrated cassis. A more generously spiced, ripe, juicy and pure version than you often find in the savoury, menthol-laced Cabernet of Bordeaux. This is confident and has years of pleasure ahead of it for anyone who owns it. Owned by Treasury Wine Estates, 100,000 bottles made and around 12,000 going through La Place. As one of the key Napa Valley Cabernets, that is part of the history of the valley, it is an exciting wine to have on the Place for the first time in 2020. 95% new oak.WA94
Composed of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour was aged for 22 months in French oak, 95% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is open and ready for business, featuring notions of redcurrant jelly, black raspberries, boysenberries and spice cake with touches of red roses, camphor, dark chocolate and new leather. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers bags of fragrant red and black fruit preserves, framed by plush tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long and perfumed. This is a very pretty expression of this vintage, which is drinking beautifully now and yet should cellar for a good 20 years or more.