Beaulieu Vineyard, Georges de Latour Private Reserve 1998

Superb, really fresh and bright, with tannic grip and racy acidity. The texture is all white pepper and dark chocolate with perfume: top notes of violet and sweet clove, along with ripe dark fruit. Very good precise tannic structure, which seems very young. This is made primarily of clones 4 and 6, the two clones selected by BV and UC Davis as the most ideally suited to the Rutherford terroir. Their character – lush cherry and cassis and beautifully-structured tannins, is evident in the wine.

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Alcohol

13.6%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2020 - 2030

Origin

Country

USA

Region

California

Sub-region

Napa Valley AVA

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Adam Lechmere

UK Stockist

Secondary market

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