2014 Larrivet-Haut-Brion Blanc, Pessac-Léognan

SKU #1266362 91 points James Suckling

 Lots of cooked-apple and pear character. Medium to full body, light butter and pie-crust undertones.  (2/2017)

89-91 points 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)  (4/2015)

91 points Vinous

 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)  (2/2017)

90 points Wine Spectator

 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)

Wine Enthusiast

 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)  (3/2017)

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Staff Image By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/30/2017 | Send Email
Very pleasant and balanced, the Larrivet delivers a nose of coffee and vanilla, and currants, and a nice touch of spices on the palate. This will be drinking beautifully by the time is available.

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- Graves is the large red and white wine region located to the southeast of the city of Bordeaux along the Garonne River. Cabernet Sauvignon dominates the red wines from the area, while the whites are mixtures of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The most important area within the Graves is the village of Pessac-Leognan. Most of the great chateaux, including Haut Brion, a premier cru and the only wine outside of the Medoc to be included in the 1855 Classification, are located in this small appellation. Graves derives its name from the rocky, stony terrain of the region. Many people believe that the stony soil radiates the day's heat at night and thus makes the grapes ripen earlier than the other regions in Bordeaux.