Beaulieu Vineyard releases Georges de Latour Private Reserve 2016 in Hong Kong

Napa’s Beaulieu Vineyard (BV) has celebrated the 80th anniversary of its flagship Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon launching by releasing the 2016 vintage, and a wine glass created in collaboration with Riedel.

IGeorges de Latour and his wife Fernande, founded BV in the Rutherford district of Napa Valley, CA in 1900. The first bottling of the notable Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon took place 80 years ago.

According to the winery’s tasting notes, the latest Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 is “bursting with a bouquet of cassis, blueberry, blackberry, violet and wild sage, exhibiting the extraordinary concentration, depth and elegance of this superior vintage.

In honour of the 80th anniversary release, the winery worked with Riedel to create a new custom glass for Georges de Latour.

A workshop was held in Napa, which included an expert panel led by chief winemaker Trevor Durling. The panel tasted current and past vintages of the wine in twelve glasses selected for consideration.

The Riedel glass features a wide bowl and a tapered, narrow rim that allows aromas to focus at the top of the glass. Durling describes it as a ‘decanter on a stem’.

From now until 27 July, Hong Kong’s wine lovers will have a chance to receive a free pair of the Riedel wine glasses when they buy two bottles of Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve at Watson’s Wine.

The 2016 Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is available at the “Treasury Wine Estates Napa Valley Fine Wine Showcase” at the Watson’s Wine Century Plaza located in Central.

BV wines have been served by numerous American presidents at White House State dinners to foreign dignitaries and royalty since the 1940’s.

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