BV Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
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This BV Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet has many rich, seductive layers, notably of dark, ripe fruit, and you are going to want to swim through each and every one. Suit up wine lovers; you do NOT want to miss this one. It has phenomenal aging potential, so you might want to consider getting a few more for the cellar, for that 20th anniversary, or special occasion down the road... When that glorious day comes to open your first bottle, our favorite choice for this intense beauty is Mario Batali's grilled lamb chops with garlic confit and mint. Next to them, nestle some eggplant involtini, thin slices of eggplant, wrapped around ricotta, egg and spices, which are then baked in a tomato sauce. They will be perfect for the earthy side of this Private Reserve Napa Cab. This is a robust meal, which is the least that this Georges de Latour deserves. If you're craving beef, this delicious diva warrants a special trip to the butcher for some thick, marbled steaks of your choice. Grill them the way you like, and serve them with a rich sauce like Bearnaise, next to potatoes your favorite way; they'll bring out the swarthy tannins. If you have any room left, we suggest a slice of dense bittersweet chocolate tart sprinkled with toasted pine nuts. The savory alternative is not for the cheese faint of heart... We recommend a potent, aged Camembert to accompany another glass or two. How does that sound?
James Suckling: "A complex red with blackcurrants, forest floor and mint. Eucalyptus, too. Love the aromas. Full body with ripe tannins that roll on the palate. Very harmonious and precise. Needs four to five years to come together, but already a joy to taste." May 2019
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and 4% Merlot, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour was aged for 22 months in French oak barrels, 90% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it offers a profound nose of baked blackberries, Black Forest cake, Christmas pudding and Chinese five spice with hints of rose hip tea, cedar chest and mincemeat pie. Full-bodied, super rich and wonderfully concentrated, the palate provides a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins, finishing long and spicy. At 15% alcohol, it is a beautifully rich, ripe, opulent expression with bags of compelling freshness to offset all that decadence. Drink date: 2021 - 2055." May 2019
Antonio Galloni's Vinous: Bright, full medium ruby. Reticent nose currently dominated by aromas of dark chocolate, rum raisin, spices, licorice and graphite minerality, with its dark fruits in the deep background at present. Densely packed and hugely concentrated owing to the low crop level of 2015, but already displaying compelling sweetness. This is quite inexpressive, flavor-wise, in the middle palate but already boasts a three-dimensional texture and outstanding depth. This extremely youthful wine boasts a compellingly long, echoing finish featuring ripe, building tannins--more obvious than those of the 2016 today--and a brooding medicinal note of dark chocolate. This, too, is an infant today. Production of the Georges de Latour has been lower in recent years than previously, with this vintage the lowest of all at just 6,200 cases. (15% alcohol; 3.62 pH; 6.1 g/l acidity; aged for 22 months in 90% new French oak). Drinking window: 2023 - 2047." Apr 2019
Winery: "The 2015 vintage influenced our signature Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon by crafting a wine small in yield, but mighty in concentration, depth and elegance. The bouquet shows beautiful freshness with a cascade of red and dark berry fruit notes followed by hints of rose petal and violet. Rich, with a full-bodied structure on the palate, the wine is complex and expressive, revealing layers of blackcurrant, bright raspberry, dark cherry and cassis, followed by hints of cedar, cinnamon, clove and mocha. Plush tannins support the expansive palate, while impeccably balanced acidity adds vibrancy and freshness. Well integrated notes of vanilla and toasted oak spices - from aging in new French oak barrels - heighten the aromas and linger on the finish. To enjoy this wine at its full potential, we recommend at least five years of bottle aging; however if you can’t wait, decant before serving."
|Varietal||90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec|
|Region||Napa Valley, CA|
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