Château Larrivet Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.159 ratings
9.110 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
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
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
Juan Pablo Perez

Nariz: mora, arandano, cereza, menthol, sillín de caballo

Boca: Seco, Tanino M/M+ sedosos, Acidez M/M+, Alcohol M/ M+.

Aire ayuda. 1h despues esta mejor. De un 90 a 91.

Nariz: mora, arandano, cereza, menthol, sillín de caballo

Boca: Seco, Tanino M/M+ sedosos, Acidez M/M+, Alcohol M/ M+.

Aire ayuda. 1h despues esta mejor. De un 90 a 91.

Mar 30th, 2018
Jasmine

Rich, cherry fruit, intense, amazing wine. Perfect for a rainy gloomy night and after dinner.

Rich, cherry fruit, intense, amazing wine. Perfect for a rainy gloomy night and after dinner.

Mar 24th, 2018
Joe Gillies

60 min decant prior to the Eagles game.

Aromas of black cherry and some methanol.

BlackBerry, and oak mainly on the palate.

Still young and not yet at it's peak...

60 min decant prior to the Eagles game.

Aromas of black cherry and some methanol.

BlackBerry, and oak mainly on the palate.

Still young and not yet at it's peak...

Oct 13th, 2017