Château Larrivet Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.174 ratings
9.112 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Josh Morgenthau

Stewed red fruit, mocha, a little green pepper/ beany quality. Savory (the herb), and bay on the nose. Broad, muscular, but not over extracted, and with decent acid, if not bursting with energy. A fine claret- looking forward to another bottle in 5-10 years.

Stewed red fruit, mocha, a little green pepper/ beany quality. Savory (the herb), and bay on the nose. Broad, muscular, but not over extracted, and with decent acid, if not bursting with energy. A fine claret- looking forward to another bottle in 5-10 years.

Dec 26th, 2020
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.

4 people found it helpfulDec 6th, 2015
Tobin Trevarthen

Very nice. Deep black cherry. Nice finish. Getting better with air.

Very nice. Deep black cherry. Nice finish. Getting better with air.

Jun 28th, 2017
Darrin Mak

Brett!

Brett!

Jan 8th, 2016
Steve Bachmann

For the money, this is top notch but I can't give it 4 of 4 on an absolute basis. Good fruit, classic Pessac, nice finish (but not great). Perfectly nice for most purposes.

For the money, this is top notch but I can't give it 4 of 4 on an absolute basis. Good fruit, classic Pessac, nice finish (but not great). Perfectly nice for most purposes.

Mar 3rd, 2014
Patricia Schnitzer

Dec 16, 2020. W/Caitlin. Gave her a bottle of this for her northday last year, this is my first taste. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot. A lovely Pessac-Leognan and perfect example of why it love wines from this Bordeaux region. Black fruit, fig, truffle on the nose with earth, leather, truffle, and a hint of mint in palate. Smooth, silky tannins. So good!

Dec 16, 2020. W/Caitlin. Gave her a bottle of this for her northday last year, this is my first taste. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot. A lovely Pessac-Leognan and perfect example of why it love wines from this Bordeaux region. Black fruit, fig, truffle on the nose with earth, leather, truffle, and a hint of mint in palate. Smooth, silky tannins. So good!

Dec 17th, 2020
Wulf Losee

Sage and tobacco on the nose. A soft tannic kiss on the front of the tongue. Other than the tannins, there’s no fruit on the front. But I get a hint of underripe blackberries and nettles on the top of the palate, The light and soft tannic structure is revealed again at the finish—and it gives this wine a softer mouth feel which offsets the astringency of the mid palate flavors.This is a mediocre bordeaux, but it is drinkable if you let it open up. My problem is that I feel like I overpaid for a ordinary Bordeaux. Honestly I can go down to the local Safeway and pick up a $20 claret that is as good as this $60 bottle.

Sage and tobacco on the nose. A soft tannic kiss on the front of the tongue. Other than the tannins, there’s no fruit on the front. But I get a hint of underripe blackberries and nettles on the top of the palate, The light and soft tannic structure is revealed again at the finish—and it gives this wine a softer mouth feel which offsets the astringency of the mid palate flavors.This is a mediocre bordeaux, but it is drinkable if you let it open up. My problem is that I feel like I overpaid for a ordinary Bordeaux. Honestly I can go down to the local Safeway and pick up a $20 claret that is as good as this $60 bottle.

Aug 30th, 2020
Ted Corvey

Celebrated the Tiger Masters wine and opening night of game of thrones. On the nose I thought this might be overpowering, but on the palate this was elegant and had a lot of finesse. Violets, currant, and graphite. Drinking really well right now.

Celebrated the Tiger Masters wine and opening night of game of thrones. On the nose I thought this might be overpowering, but on the palate this was elegant and had a lot of finesse. Violets, currant, and graphite. Drinking really well right now.

Apr 17th, 2019
Joe Gillies

Developing very well. More black fruits showing now. Black cherry, plum, vanilla, and cigar box. Very good. This has a long life ahead of it so no rush to drink.

Developing very well. More black fruits showing now. Black cherry, plum, vanilla, and cigar box. Very good. This has a long life ahead of it so no rush to drink.

Feb 14th, 2019
Pierre And Paula Soler

2009. Smooth and floral.

2009. Smooth and floral.

Jun 18th, 2018