Château Larrivet Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1229 ratings
9.140 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

9.1

A ravishing wine. Concentrated black cherry fruit, with a tart baked quality rather than roasted, with mocha, followed by a medley of tertiary flavors; sous bois, animal hide, hot clay, and especially truffle. With extended air time, the animal aromatics are subdued and better integrated, and the fruit becomes seemingly fresher, and unlit tobacco on the finish. Velvety tannins and salubrious acidity. Throws a good bit of sediment.

A ravishing wine. Concentrated black cherry fruit, with a tart baked quality rather than roasted, with mocha, followed by a medley of tertiary flavors; sous bois, animal hide, hot clay, and especially truffle. With extended air time, the animal aromatics are subdued and better integrated, and the fruit becomes seemingly fresher, and unlit tobacco on the finish. Velvety tannins and salubrious acidity. Throws a good bit of sediment.

3 people found it helpfulDec 6th, 2015
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.2

Lovely floral aromatics. Great balance.

Lovely floral aromatics. Great balance.

1 person found it helpfulApr 7th, 2017
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Still young. But classic. Scorched earth, tweed jacket, mulberry, spice, leather. Insane concentration and finesse. Terrific velvety tannins. Top stuff.

Still young. But classic. Scorched earth, tweed jacket, mulberry, spice, leather. Insane concentration and finesse. Terrific velvety tannins. Top stuff.

1 person found it helpfulNov 1st, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

Black berries, black raspberries and expresso roast.

Black berries, black raspberries and expresso roast.

1 person found it helpfulApr 7th, 2016
Will Stanley

Incredible wine. Drinking perfectly now. Intense nose of blackcurrant and horse dung; on the palate, a superb emulsion of liquorice, cassis, and dark fruits developing into a silky display of chocolate orange backed by fine grain tannins. Finish just keeps on giving. Excellent.

Incredible wine. Drinking perfectly now. Intense nose of blackcurrant and horse dung; on the palate, a superb emulsion of liquorice, cassis, and dark fruits developing into a silky display of chocolate orange backed by fine grain tannins. Finish just keeps on giving. Excellent.

May 13th, 2016
Darrin Mak

Brett!

Brett!

Jan 8th, 2016
Rachel Van Til

Dense and colored per usual house style. Textured, with gunpowder, warm leather, but slight astringency and green notes due to vintage.

Dense and colored per usual house style. Textured, with gunpowder, warm leather, but slight astringency and green notes due to vintage.

Dec 26th, 2015
Fabien Lainé

Blogger VinDeling.com

9.1

A rich white, with refined oak notes, vanilla and citrus notes - nice balance and length

A rich white, with refined oak notes, vanilla and citrus notes - nice balance and length

Aug 14th, 2015
Matt Duncan

Shaved chocolate, caramelized carrot, weathered cedar. Lacking fruit but long tannins. Leather and tobacco appear.

Shaved chocolate, caramelized carrot, weathered cedar. Lacking fruit but long tannins. Leather and tobacco appear.

Jun 1st, 2015
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.5

A great old school Graves composed of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon. It had a clean earth and bright mineral nose that was nicely open and framed by a little bit of vanilla. The fruit was sweet and rich, the texture decadent, and the overall impression as big as a California wine. On the back end it focused into pure Graves minerality… I wish I had bought cases of this on release and will be looking out for it in the future!

A great old school Graves composed of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon. It had a clean earth and bright mineral nose that was nicely open and framed by a little bit of vanilla. The fruit was sweet and rich, the texture decadent, and the overall impression as big as a California wine. On the back end it focused into pure Graves minerality… I wish I had bought cases of this on release and will be looking out for it in the future!

Feb 26th, 2015