We love a great Bargain Bordeaux especially when it is aged 10 years. The 2010 Larrivet Haut-Brion grabbed our attention immediately after the first taste. Tucked away in the rolling hills of Pessac-Léognan, this under-the-radar estate shows a complex, fragrant, sexy style of wine with deep ruby purple color, loads of red and black fruits intermixed with caramelized character, supple tannins, a savory and expansive mid-palate and finish.The Chateau was not included in the 1855 classifications but this estate is well worth exploration by Bordeaux drinkers in the know. This merlot heavy (50% merlot, 45% cabernet sauvignon and 5% cabernet franc) wine is drinking exceptionally well right now and has another decade at least! These come in a 12 pack wood case perfect for your cellar!
2010 Larrivet-Haut Brion 750ml
Graileys Price $65.00 per bottle
$59.99 on 12 pk wood case
94 Points Suckling – Wonderful spicy nose with white pepper, lime peel and lots of raspberry. Full and very precise on the palate with juicy well-dosed acidity and great focus. This white has a smooth texture with minerals on white fruit and good length. Drink now or hold. Serious effort here!
Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion was acquired by the Gervoson family in 1987. They restored the estate’s unity, once again combining the Chateau, 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 Chateau 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.