Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Smoky and earthy on the nose with herbaceous tones giving this a stemmy quality and leathery notes to the fruit – elevated acids make this tart, light bodied, a bit neutral on the palate, soft tannins, clean finish, fairly fruity, stemmy tannins, a bit short, obviously quite fruit driven (85-86)

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Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion:
Château Larrivet Haut-Brion was acquired by the Gervoson family in 1987. They restored the estate's unity, once again combining the château, outbuildings, 13 hectares of grounds, and 42 hectares of vines under one owner, as well as replanting 18 hectares of land that had laid fallow. A team of enthusiastic professionals has done a wonderful job of giving Château Larrivet Haut-Brion back its su... Read more
Château Larrivet Haut-Brion was acquired by the Gervoson family in 1987. They restored the estate's unity, once again combining the château, outbuildings, 13 hectares of grounds, and 42 hectares of vines under one owner, as well as replanting 18 hectares of land that had laid fallow. A team of enthusiastic professionals has done a wonderful job of giving Château Larrivet Haut-Brion back its superb reputation, and the estate is once again universally recognised as one of the finest wines in the Pessac-Léognan appellation. Château Larrivet Haut-Brion is an associate member of the Académie du Vin de Bordeaux, a member of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux, and a member of the Commanderie du Bontemps de Médoc et des Graves de Sauternes et Barsac. We are pleased to welcome visitors: Monday-Friday – 9:30 to 12:00 am and 2:00 to 5:30 pm and Saturday – 10:00 to 12:00 am and 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,953
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/20/2010

Smoky and earthy on the nose with herbaceous tones giving this a stemmy quality and leathery notes to the fruit – elevated acids make this tart, light bodied, a bit neutral on the palate, soft tannins, clean finish, fairly fruity, stemmy tannins, a bit short, obviously quite fruit driven (85-86)


Member Reviews for Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan

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Snooth User: edub
151871330
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/29/2010

a beautiful nose, just stunning, with perfume of flowers and red fruits. The entry is very nice and classy, but from there it shows its weakensss. Nice black berries and with a bit of cool menthol, it 's a bit lean, and short. With more air a bit of cream comes in, but a bit light and not very complex. Still, when finding this wine for under $25, one can get a flash of fair pleasure on the nose and enrty that has more in common with a high class wine, and that is worth the price of this admission alone.


Snooth User: dynowine
3956231,323
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/14/2010

Beautiful balance and integration between spices, fruit, acid, and tannin. Medium-light body. Cocoa and coffee notes. Very elegant.


Snooth User: dynowine
3956231,323
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 06/17/2010

Un-decanted bottle. Nose had a thin graphite/smoke layer on top of fruit and a hint of floral and maybe herb. Reasonable integration and balance among elements at this time with medium acid and not obivous tannins. Sour almost ripe fruit (black cherry, and other), a bit watery in the mid-palate and finish, with a touch of bitterness. Medium-length finish faded through some oak and tobacco and back to fruit with a slight pleasant bitterness. Medium or lighter body. Dry.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
1.00 5
Vintage: 2003 08/24/2009

Soft nose with just a whisper of wet wool. Thin and sour in the mouth. Disappointing.


Snooth User: davidtsr
15754056
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 05/20/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: gauguin
56100124
5.00 5
Vintage: 2000 04/07/2009

I must confess that the 87 points is not enough for this excellent wine. The bottle I tried was way over 90. Ripe yellow with symbiosis like texture in a pleasant and tastefull way.


Snooth User: razmaspaz
28350227
4.50 5
Vintage: 1998 10/07/2008

Had this a couple months ago. I don't remember specifics, but I know it was a great bottle of wine on a great night. It ranks highly in my memory.


External Reviews for Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/22/2012

90% sauvignon blanc, 10% semillon. Barrel fermented, then aged in 100% new oak. Vines are planted on gravel soils. This shows a fat, leesy, rich nose with hints of blood orange marmalade, quince, and lemon curd. Rich, with complex texture, this has n... Geoffrey Binder. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Larrivet Haut Brion Blanc 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/16/2012

66% cabernet sauvignon and 34% merlot, grapes were harvested between September 12th and 26th. 48% of the harvest was selected for the grand vin. Larrivet-Haut-Brion uses soil surveys to enable better management of individual plots that are spread out... Cory Gowan. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Larrivet Haut Brion 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 06/16/2011

50% merlot, 45% cabernet sauvignon, and 5% cabernet franc. Part of the reason for the high level of quality of Pessac wines in the 2010 vintage are the soil surveys that enable better planting and helps to manage the individual plots better. Larrivet... Cory Gowan. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Larrivet Haut Brion 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 01/31/2012

Because of both time and space constraints, I am not able to provide tasting notes for the 2009 dry white Bordeaux, but it is an extremely strong vintage. Most châteaux equaled the dazzling quality of the 2007 dry whites. That said, the 2009s tend to... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Larrivet Haut Brion Blanc 750ml


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2009 06/18/2013

In der Nase elegante Mineralität, Agrumen, Zitrus, tiefgründig mit Stachelbeeren- und Grapefruitnoten. Im Gaumen schon sehr zugänglich, Bergamotte, weisse Pfirsiche mit feinen Röstaromen. Gute Länge mit einer delikaten, kaum spürbaren Restsüsse.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 05/20/2010

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Larrivet Haut Brion 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 12/24/2011

A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Larrivet Haut Brion Blanc 750ml


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