Château Haut Lariveau

Red Bordeaux Blend

8.847 ratings
8.814 pro ratings
Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Al Shikoh

medium ruby red with watery rim; black cherry, plum, dark chocolate, mint; medium body, high acidity, medium tannins/fine grained, 13% ABV; ripe vintage, made from 100% Merlot, organically farmed in mixture of clay, limestone, and gravel, élevage in 25% new French oak, a Kermit Lynch; $39

medium ruby red with watery rim; black cherry, plum, dark chocolate, mint; medium body, high acidity, medium tannins/fine grained, 13% ABV; ripe vintage, made from 100% Merlot, organically farmed in mixture of clay, limestone, and gravel, élevage in 25% new French oak, a Kermit Lynch; $39

Oct 13th, 2019
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.2

One of the hidden gems left in BDX

One of the hidden gems left in BDX

Aug 8th, 2017
Chris Lucchese

2005. With some air and time it opens up and the oak and Cabernet Franc mellows. The Merlot is great in the drivers seat. Great at dinner for the price and to pair with a few different dishes. Very nice, approachable wine.

2005. With some air and time it opens up and the oak and Cabernet Franc mellows. The Merlot is great in the drivers seat. Great at dinner for the price and to pair with a few different dishes. Very nice, approachable wine.

1 person found it helpfulApr 19th, 2016
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

8.4

Lots of cab franc feels thin on second dayloaded tannins and oak barrels

Lots of cab franc feels thin on second dayloaded tannins and oak barrels

1 person found it helpfulSep 1st, 2015
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

Earthy, a little chunky and full flavored. Seemed like a nice bit of Merlot in the blend, was perfect with big piece of 55 day aged protein!

Earthy, a little chunky and full flavored. Seemed like a nice bit of Merlot in the blend, was perfect with big piece of 55 day aged protein!

1 person found it helpfulJun 27th, 2015
Chris MacLean

The tannins are still unresolved but this drinks well now and has a long life ahead. Lots of energy mid-palate.

The tannins are still unresolved but this drinks well now and has a long life ahead. Lots of energy mid-palate.

Jan 31st, 2016
Stephanie Losee

2005 lovely Haut Lavrieau--thank you again Bill!

2005 lovely Haut Lavrieau--thank you again Bill!

Dec 8th, 2014
Daniel Guillaume

Started off very astringent after 3 hrs of decanting after 4hours drinkable it was a very nice wine would be fantastic if held till 2020/2025

Started off very astringent after 3 hrs of decanting after 4hours drinkable it was a very nice wine would be fantastic if held till 2020/2025

Sep 10th, 2017
Chad Brewer

Really pretty floral and red fruit character.

Really pretty floral and red fruit character.

Dec 9th, 2016
Janina Passey

Lovely wine that probably goes with everything

Lovely wine that probably goes with everything

Sep 8th, 2016