2015 Larrivet-Haut-Brion Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1253141 93 points James Suckling

 Intense aromas of Sicilian lemons with hints of peaches and green apples. Full-bodied, yet tight and agile with steely, fruity and fresh character. Shows energy and brightness. Drink now or hold.  (2/2018)

90-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Larrivet Haut Brion Blanc, a blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon, did not quite deliver the requisite complexity and vivacity on the nose compared to the likes of La Tour Martillac or Olivier this year. The palate is well balanced, however, with a keen thread of acidity, hints of tropical fruit with fine salinity on the finish. It actually finishes in better fashion than it begins. (NM)  (4/2016)

88-91 points Vinous

 The 2015 Larrivet-Haut-Brion Blanc comes across as decidedly rustic and four square. There is no shortage of intensity...Lemon peel and orchard fruit notes abound in a distinctly phenolic white that emphasizes power at this stage. This is the first vintage made by Stéphane Derenoncourt and his team. (AG)  (4/2016)

91 points Wine Spectator

 This takes a flattering approach, with creamy gooseberry and lemon curd flavors gilded by honeysuckle and white peach notes. The long verbena- and shortbread-fueled finish is quite alluring. Drink now through 2021. (JM)  (3/2018)

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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.