2010 - Ch Larrivet Haut Brion Grand Cru de Graves Pessac-Léognan
06B0LARR _ 2010 - Ch Larrivet Haut Brion Grand Cru de Graves Pessac-Léognan - 12x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion
Region
Pessac-Léognan
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
Drinking
2017 - 2035
Case size
12x75cl
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2010 CH LARRIVET HAUT BRION GRAND CRU DE GRAVES PESSAC-LÉOGNAN - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion
Region
Pessac-Léognan
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
Drinking
2017 - 2035
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £512.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2020,
    Score: 92

    The 2010 Larrivet Haut-Brion has a very deep colour. It offers blackberry and black olives on the nose, hints of cassis and violet, a very engaging set of aromatics. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannins. This is a gutsy, concentrated, powerful Margaux that has great purity and a velvety finish. Plush and sensual, this punches well above my expectations despite not reaching the heights of its peers. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal. 2022-2045

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, February 2013,
    Score: 91

    A sleeper of the vintage from this under-the-radar estate, this is 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, and sweet tannin. I found this wine extremely endearing and far better from bottle than it had shown from barrel. Give it several years of bottle age and drink it over the following two decades.Drink: 2015-2035

  • RP

    Robert Parker, May 2011,
    Score: 87-89+

    A dark plum/ruby/purple color is accompanied by hints of graphite, blueberries, tobacco and herbs in this medium to full-bodied 2010. It possesses rugged tannins as well as good freshness, depth and ripeness, but appears to be slightly disjointed and in need of more identity. There is plenty going on, but at present, this wine is primary and earthy.

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2011,
    Score: 93-94

    Very spicy and intense, with dark berries and sweet tobacco. Full and velvety. Very long and intense.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2011,
    Score: 16

    Lots of leafy cassis fruit, ripe and quite fleshy with depth, persistence, exuberance and elegance. Drink 2014-22.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2011,
    Score: 17

    Blackish and shiny. Meaty, yeast-extract notes on the nose. Sweet, rather opulent start to the palate and then it is all drawn together into a rather dry finish. Ambitious! Lots of winemaking here, but to good effect. A very dramatic wine for a Pessac-Léognan. But not painful to taste… Drink 2020-2035

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Producer

Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion

This estate lies to the southof the Pessac-Léognan commune. The property was named Haut-Brion-Larrivet after the gravel soil on which it lies (Brion) and the Larrivet - a stream running through the vineyard. Legal action on the part of Château Haut-Brion lead to its name changing to Larrivet-Haut-Brion. Since 1987 the estate has been owned by the Gervoson family (owners of France's biggest jam makers) who have invested heavily to improve the vineyards and cellars and they employ Michel Rolland as consultant oenologist.

Region

Pessac-Léognan

Stretching from the rather unglamorous southern suburbs of Bordeaux, for 50 km along the left bank of the river Garonne, lies Graves. Named for its gravelly soil, a relic of Ice Age glaciers, this is the birthplace of claret, despatched from the Middle Ages onwards from the nearby quayside to England in vast quantities. It can feel as though Bordeaux is just about red wines, but some sensational white wines are produced in this area from a blend of sauvignon blanc, Semillon and, occasionally, muscadelle grapes, often fermented and aged in barrel. In particular, Domaine de Chevalier is renowned for its superbly complex whites, which continue to develop in bottle over decades. A premium appellation, Pessac-Leognan, was created in 1987 for the most prestigious terroirs within Graves. These are soils with exceptional drainage, made up of gravel terraces built up in layers over many millennia, and consequently thrive in mediocre vintages but are less likely to perform well in hotter years. These wines were appraised and graded in their own classification system in 1953 and updated in 1959, but, like the 1855 classification system, this should be regarded with caution and the wines must absolutely be assessed on their own current merits.