Château Larrivet Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.18 ratings
-no pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Steve Sánchez

This is an outstanding beauty in a bottle. Stunner left bank. Herbaceous notes, sun-dried tomato, black truffle , salt, smoke and charcuteries, on the nose. Plum, dark fruit, and acid still hanging on. Very savory notes lingering in a beautiful finish. This will age well for sure. 13% nabbed from Total Wine

This is an outstanding beauty in a bottle. Stunner left bank. Herbaceous notes, sun-dried tomato, black truffle , salt, smoke and charcuteries, on the nose. Plum, dark fruit, and acid still hanging on. Very savory notes lingering in a beautiful finish. This will age well for sure. 13% nabbed from Total Wine

Feb 6th, 2022
Wulf Losee

2016 vintage opened March 2021. If you can get past the pungent scent of thiol compounds on the nose, this wine is OK. Either they were spraying with sulfur compounds too close to harvest, or the wine maker dumped too much sulphite powder into the mix. The old penny trick mostly corrected the problem, but this is another example of the half-assed quality control I frequently see in Bordeaux wines.

After dropping a clean penny into the glass and swishing it around 2 or 3 minutes, most of the thiol stink was eliminated. Leaving wet leather and tobacco on the nose. Cassis on the front. Medium tannic balance. Lots of flinty high notes on the finish along with some faintly unpleasant thiol hints on the aftertaste. I’m going to leave this in a corked bottle overnight to see if it improves any. 8.4 after the penny trick. 7.0 before the penny reacted with the thiol compounds.

2016 vintage opened March 2021. If you can get past the pungent scent of thiol compounds on the nose, this wine is OK. Either they were spraying with sulfur compounds too close to harvest, or the wine maker dumped too much sulphite powder into the mix. The old penny trick mostly corrected the problem, but this is another example of the half-assed quality control I frequently see in Bordeaux wines.

After dropping a clean penny into the glass and swishing it around 2 or 3 minutes, most of the thiol stink was eliminated. Leaving wet leather and tobacco on the nose. Cassis on the front. Medium tannic balance. Lots of flinty high notes on the finish along with some faintly unpleasant thiol hints on the aftertaste. I’m going to leave this in a corked bottle overnight to see if it improves any. 8.4 after the penny trick. 7.0 before the penny reacted with the thiol compounds.

Mar 11th, 2021
Steve Roach

Beautifully balanced, soft tannins, currant, earth. Love it.

Beautifully balanced, soft tannins, currant, earth. Love it.

Nov 3rd, 2020
Roger Smith

Roger had this 9 months ago

Roger had this 9 months ago

Aug 18th, 2021
Jennifer Everman

Jennifer had this a year ago

Jennifer had this a year ago

May 2nd, 2021
Angie Nguyen

Angie had this 2 years ago

Angie had this 2 years ago

Apr 30th, 2020
Peter Eldevall

Peter had this 3 years ago

Peter had this 3 years ago

Sep 14th, 2019
Peter Zandbergen

Peter had this 5 years ago

Peter had this 5 years ago

Apr 11th, 2017