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Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion Pessac Léognan 2010


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A dense, dark ruby hue with violet glints. Mineral and fruit aromas first come through on the nose (blackcurrants in particular), followed by a complex bouquet of liquorice mingling with notes of toasted bread crust and spices. The structure on the palate is impressive, straight and fleshy, and tannic with being aggressive, the proof of perfectly controlled extraction during vinification. The finish is long and tight-knit, with the characteristic ripe fruit, spicy, toasty notes of the Cabernet Sauvignon of the great terroirs of Pessac-Léognan. A great classic wine that may be enjoyed in five to ten years' time and up to twenty-five years or more.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pessac-Leognan
Brand Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorDense, winey and energetic, but also supple and alluring, with steeped plum and boysenberry fruit inlaid with hints of singed anise, violet and warm stone. The tarry finish strides with authority, revealing ample grip for cellaring. A strong showing for this estate in '10. Best from 2015 through 2028. 12,842 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2013
  • we89-91

Wine EnthusiastA balanced wine, the fruit shining through the tannins. The wine has power, not excessive, with a jammy character and a light touch of final acidity.

Roger Voss, June 25, 2011