Sunday, June 15, 2008

Beaulieu Estate Private Estate 1975 Cabernet Sauvignon

Beaulieu Estate Georges De Latour Private Reserve 1975:
Beaulieu Estate has been the pioneering winery in America. I had tasted the 1973, with an interesting sweet nose that still stays in my mind.
The 1975 was not rated too highly @ 83 pointers in Winespectator:
Rich, smooth and elegant, a fully mnature wine of harmony and finesse, with smoky coffee and currant flavors and gentle tannins. Showing very well in this tasting.--Georges de Latour Private Reserve vertical. Drink now through 1994. 21,400 cases made.

Nose: Initial nose of sweet berries, graphite that slowly evolved into black tea and then hoysin saltish note. Evolving.
Palate: Soft soft tannins, hardly noticable. Many complex tertiary and dark berry note. Light mouthfeel.
Verdict: Very well made with character. The BV can really stand the test of time, it still stood elegantly with a feminine touch after 33 years of sleep.

"Produced Entirely from Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes" The back label is kinda funny. I guess back in 1975, a single varietal Cabernet Sauvignon have to be the "IN" and "Classy" thing.

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