2018 Beaulieu Vineyards 'Georges de Latour Private Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$149.95

The 2018 Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is exceptional, with a beautifully expressive nose full of ripe berry fruit aromas of raspberry, red currant, black cherry and black currant, alongside hints of fresh chaparral herbs like wild lavender, violet and rose, fresh mint, sage, bay laurel and juniper berry. Perfumed exotic spice notes from the well-integrated aging in new French oak barrels adds vanilla, cedar, clove and cinnamon, and also supports the lush fruit, showcasing the depth, concentration, and balance of this extraordinary Cabernet. 

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Trevor Durling
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
22 Months
Oak Treatment:
95% New French Oak
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec
Alcohol %:
14.5%
Score Vinous:
98
SKU #:
1050276
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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2018 Beaulieu Vineyards 'Georges de Latour Private Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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James Suckling

“Blackberry, blackcurrant and mint with some sage and crushed-stone undertones. Full-bodied with chewy tannins that are in-check and nicely polished. Smoke, toasted oak and bark at the end, complementing the fresh yet ripe fruit. Drink after 2024.”

“The flagship 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Georges De Latour Private Reserve is a gorgeous wine from this team that's reminiscent of the 2016, if not slightly more tannic. Blackcurrants, cassis, tobacco leaf, and nicely integrated oak all make an appearance, and it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a beautiful sense of purity and freshness, flawless balance, and a great finish. It has plenty of structure and, like a lot of 2018s, not a huge amount of baby fat, which gives it a firmer, more age-worthy vibe. While it's unquestionably approachable today, do your best to hide bottles for 4-5 years, and it should have a gradual evolution over the coming 20-25 years. I followed this bottle for multiple days and it only improved. It's brilliant, seamless wine in the making.”