Saturday, 16 May 2015

Exploring The Forgotten Side Of Bordeaux - Chapter IV

Larrivet Haut-Brion has 11,5 ha of white wines. This wine is made of  85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Sémillon.
The vinification takes place in new barrels and the wine spends 11 months in new barrels on its lees before bottling.
More info here.

2010 Château Larrivet Haut-Brion
The nose is just wonderful with its precision and focus. There are lovely notes of lemoncello, tangerines, band aid, freshly cut hay and smoke. A deep, oily character. Gorgeous. Very young.
The taste is big and brawny with stunning yellow fruit and notes of lemon cream, apricots, dry fudge and warm grass. A long, long, expressive finish with warmth and purity. There is lot to like here. Needs 5+ years to really unfold. Great wine.
93p   (tasted 2015/05)

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