2014 Larrivet-Haut-Brion Blanc, Pessac-Léognan
Lots of cooked-apple and pear character. Medium to full body, light butter and pie-crust undertones.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Château Larrivet Haut-Brion Blanc 2014 already offers good intensity on the nose with scents of orange blossom and apple peelings, the oak here nicely integrated and defined. The palate is quite sharp on the entry with very crisp acidity, plenty of peach, ginger and elderflower notes with a slightly disjointed finish that I am sure will coalesce by the time of bottling. It does not quite have the sophistication of its neighbors, but the power and length are both impressive. (NM)
The 2014 Larrivet-Haut-Brion Blanc is one of the more overt, flamboyant whites of the vintage. Lemon oil, honeysuckle and tropical fruit give the 2014 its racy, opulent feel. (AG)
A pretty talc whiff gives way quickly to a richer feel, with yellow apple, tangerine and warmed mirabelle plum notes melding together and carrying through a shortbread-accented finish. (JM, Web-2017)
Herbal and fruity at this young stage, this wine is bright with acidity, citrus fruits and a tangy texture. It is still young and almost too crisp for its own good, although it will likely develop into an attractively fruity, ripe wine with a fine weight of flavor. (RV)