Wine Advocate 89 points - The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) performed well. It reveals a dense ruby/purple hue along with subtle aromas of vanillin, black currants and damp earth. This medium-bodied, elegant, fully mature 2003 would benefit from more texture and stuffing, but what is there is pure and well-made. It just lacks some personality and richness. It should continue to drink well for a decade. (Jun 2013)
Wine Spectator 83 points - Medium-bodied, with cedar, anise and sage-laced cherry and berry flavors that fall into the simple-but-pleasing category. Drink now through 2011. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 14,000 cases made. –JL (Oct 31 2006)
The 1936 Georges de Latour Private Reserve, Napa Valley’s first reserve wine, gained international recognition.
Grapes selected from the finest blocks of our historic BV vineyards on the Rutherford Bench.
Splash of Petit Verdot added violet nuances and structure.
Our flagship wine—for life’s most important celebrations.