Thursday 13 June 2013

A Fine White Bordeaux - 2010 Château Larrivet Haut-Brion

Many talk about them, almost everybody agrees that they are great wines, but nearly nobody seems to drink them. I am of course talking about white (dry) Bordeaux. I scan lots ot wine blogs, wine forums etc and it is seldom that you see notes of white Bordeaux. And it is the same here...
But here is one, and a great one at that! :)

2010 Château Larrivet Haut-Brion
A big, tight and focused nose with gorgeous notes of tangerines, dried lemoncello, a bit of Tahiti vanilla, smoke and a fine earthy aroma. Very deep and complex. A touch of band-aid, in a positive sense. Oily yet refined. Very, very fine.
The taste is a big mouthful of pure, concentrated Semillon (40%) and Sauvignon Blanc (60%) fruit with lovely notes of lemon cream, white peaches, apricots, fudge, lemoncello and a touch of matchbox. It has an oily touch and flows fine over the tongue. A long, long finish with warmth, structure and a fine acidity at the very end. Very young and very promising. And impossible to resist today. Striking!
93p   (tasted 2013/06)

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