Friday, September 25, 2020

BV George de Latour Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

2015 BV George de Latour Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve....$115.99
The flagship is the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve, a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, and 3% each of Petit Verdot and Malbec aged in 90% new French oak. Deep purple-colored, with a brilliant bouquet of crème de cassis, blueberries, graphite, and smoked herbs, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, terrific purity, and building tannins, which become even more apparent with extended air time (I followed this bottle for multiple days). This is the real deal and count me impressed. It's approachable today thanks to its purity and balance, but given its old-school, classic feel, I've no doubt it's going to evolve for 2-3 decades.
Rated 98/100 James Suckling
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate

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