2009 Larrivet Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)
A wine with lots of juicy fruit with animal and sous bois character. Decadent. Full and velvety. Goes on for a long time. Wild and delicious. Hard not to drink.
Big, ripe fruits, full of sweet tannins and exotic spice. Balanced, just an extra hint of ripeness.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A sensational wine from this Pessac-Leognan estate, the 2009 possesses notes of charcoal, graphite, roasted herbs, truffles, spice box, and luxurious quantities of black currant and black cherry fruit. Full-bodied, impressively endowed. and well under the radar for most consumers, this outstanding wine is a sleeper of the vintage and well worth buying. It should drink well for 15 or more years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Red-ruby. Liqueur-like aromas of black cherry, strawberry, mocha and smoky roasted herbs; a southern style of Bordeaux. Supple, sweet and elegant, with ripe, expressive flavors of red fruits, mocha and herbs complicated by leather and underbrush. Harmonious ripe acidity gives lift to this sexy wine. Finishes with a saline quality and lovely length. Drink over the next 12 to 15 years. One of my sentimental favorites in 2009.
This broad, mouthfilling red delivers linzer torte, blackberry preserves and mulled fig notes laced with black tea, bittersweet cocoa and anise accents. The long, fleshy finish has a mouthwatering peppery hint. Approachable, but will cellar well enough. Drink now through 2018.
Note: Futures item. Wine will arrive late 2011 to 2013. You will be contacted for delivery instructions.