This is still a terrific wine. I have two bottle left that I will probably drink this year but I think it has 2 or 3 years left if the bottle is in good condition. This bottle had some scuffing but no condition issues to speak of. Cork was perfect. Big fruit. Good finish. Well put together. Great wine from beginning to end. Long finish. Terrific wine. Still has stuffing after all these years. Alcohol was well balanced. Really well done. Wish I had a case!
Decanted for about two hours. A simple, fruity nose with some dusty accents. Tight, dark fruit, with some caramel and woody notes. Turns a little to cedar with more air. Perhaps a touch of raisin? Quite a bit of tannin and acid and surprisingly balanced for a big wine. Hold for at least three years.
Robe rubis de moyenne intensité. Nez délicat de petits fruits (framboise, cerise) et chêne légèrement grillé. Attaque sur un soyeux enveloppant. Bouche fruitée, mais de belle concentration. Tannins enrobants et faciles d’approche. Pas une bombe de compétition, mais plutôt un vin fort élégant dans son ensemble.
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(Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve) Dark ruby color; tart berry, black currant, French oak nose; poised, a little tight, tart black currant, blackberry palate; needs 1-2 years; medium-plus finish 91+ points (95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec; 27 mos. in 100% French oak; 15.3% alcohol)
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