2014 Larrivet-Haut-Brion Blanc, Pessac-Léognan
Barrel Sample. Spice, fruit and a rich texture combine to give this wine a wonderful balance and style. As it develops, it is going to have moderate weight and serious intensity.
Ripe and very enticing, with lots of shortbread, salted butter, heather and yellow apple fruit flavors that have yet to knit fully, but are stretching out impressively on the lengthy, macadamia nut-accented finish. This white has been sneakily good recently. (Web-2015)
The 2014 Larrivet-Haut-Brion Blanc is built on texture and richness, with considerable new French oak influence. White pear, peach, spice and mint meld together nicely. The style is quite open and pliant within the context of the year. (AG)
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)
Sweet start and lots of refreshing sharp edges. Quite long. Attractive and relatively forward. Everything in place.