2004 Larrivet Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan

SKU #1110843 90 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Aromas of chocolate, cedar, tobacco and berries. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Concentrated. The best since 2000. Best after 2011. Inner quote mark (3/2007)

89 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Classic Graves aromatics of soy, cedar, underbrush, sweet currants and cherries along with a hint of smoke/burning embers are followed by a wine possessing excellent fruit, medium body, sweet tannin, and a seductive, lush personality. It may merit an outstanding score with another year or two of bottle age. Consume it over the next 12-15 years. Inner quote mark (6/2007)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot. Mid crimson. Some attractive development and freshness and only the merest hint of toast. Just about ready to enjoy - sweet even if not that subtle. Inner quote mark (5/2011)

Int'l Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Red-ruby. Black cherry on the moderately ripe nose. Not particularly concentrated, but supple, round and fleshy, with a chocolatey ripeness. A rather gently styled wine with good depth and length. In a small group tasting of Graves wines, this was quite appealing, while a number of other wines, a few of which normally perform well at this early stage, came off as distinctly green, inky, clenched or dry, including Fieuzal, Carbonnieux, Latour Martillac, Olivier, Rahoul and Bouscaut. Inner quote mark (5/2005)

K&L Notes

One of my favorite lesser-known properties in Bordeaux. The reds are always quite delicious and readily approachable. This 2004 is no exception. Cigar smoke, black currants, plums and Asian spices. Medium-bodied with no hard edges. Expansive, sweet tannins, loads of spice as well as black currant and cherry fruit; it can be drunk now or cellared for 10 more years. (Clyde Beffa, K&L Bordeaux Buyer)

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By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/8/2014 | Send Email
Aromas of gravely earth, hot rocks, baked cherries and a whiff of smoke jump from the glass when this is poured. Ripe currant fruit, minerals and spice are present in the middle which is surprisingly rich for the vintage and appellation. OK, maybe not a baby Haut-Brion, but you get the idea.

By: Mellyn Craig | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/8/2014 | Send Email
Personally, when my first descriptor for a wine during a tasting is “Chocolate”, it is most likely going to become a favorite! Along with chocolate, there are juicy cherry and red current fruits that are still making this wine fresh on the palate. However, there are plenty of dusty tannins with some earth floor notes that give this wine some heft. This wine has steak written all over it and is drinking beautifully right now. Guess what I’m having for dinner tonight?

By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/24/2014 | Send Email
Tasted recently, this showed very meaty, with intense dark fruit and loads of structure. The wine seems to have put on weight since the last time I tasted it. If this is an indication of where 2004 vintage Pessac wines, it makes me wish that I had bought a lot more. Lots of BDX, and lots of value, for the money!

By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/22/2014 | Send Email
What an elegant Pessac! This bottle of Bordeaux is drinking very nicely at 10 years old, and delivers a classy experience for a small price. With a combination of poised, ripe Cabernet fruit and the earthy, leathery flavors that Graves is famous for, this wine delivers the goods. All it needs is a juicy New York and a loaded baked potato!
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