Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2016 - Toast Wines by Taste
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Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2016
SKU: 12748

Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2016

  • we92-94
  • jd93
  • ws89
  • v88


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The color is dark ruby ​​with purple reflections. The first nose is initially a little closed. Quickly it opens with bright and precise fruit. It continues with smoky and liquorice notes characteristic of the great Cabernets from the Léognan region. The impression remains fresh. The palate is dense and long, without hollow, perfectly constructed. The powerful tannins have a very nice grain. Very great wine in a very great vintage from Bordeaux.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we92-94

Barrel Sample. With tannins that are ripe and velvety, this is already a generous wine. At the same time, it has a line of acidity that keeps it crisp and brings out the black currant fruitiness. Put the two elements together and the wine will be on top form after 2027.

Roger Voss, April 1, 2017
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd93

Also terrific, the 2016 Château Larrivet Haut-Brion is in the same league as the 2015 and offers a perfectly balanced, medium to full-bodied style as well as complex notes of red and black fruits, smoke tobacco, incense, and cedar. It picks up a Graves-induced cold fireplace note as it sits in the glass, and again, is a beautifully balanced, layered 2016 that has loads of character. Give bottles a few years and enjoy over the following 15+.

February 28, 2019
Wine Spectator
  • ws89

A bit compact still, with cedar and singed vanilla notes holding the core of lightly mulled currant and blackberry fruit at bay for now. A sanguine hint checks in on the back end, with the cedar element emerging, lending a slightly austere edge to the finish. Best from 2022 through 2030. 15,000 cases made.

James Molesworth, 2019
  • v88

The 2016 Larrivet Haut-Brion has a very pleasant bouquet of red currant and cranberry fruit, plus cedar and light mint aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly raw tannins, but it feels fresh and there is decent vigor on the finish. This is a bit "all thumbs" at the moment; hopefully time will knit everything together. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting.

Neal Martin, August 2020

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