2018 Larrivet-Haut-Brion Blanc (Pessac)

Origin
Leognan, Graves, Bordeaux FRANCE
Colour
white
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
young
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
91 points, Jane Anson, decanter.com, April 2019 16.5 points, Julia Harding, jancisrobinson.com, April 2019
92-94 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, robertparker.com, April 2019
89-91 points, Chris Kissack, thewinedoctor.com, April 2019
93 points, Jean-Marc Q
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Media Reviews

Jane Anson

Fleshy white fruits are given a focussed kick by some evident minerality, joined by rosemary and sage notes which add a huge amount to the overall sense of fresh summer days, and helping to temper the richer apricot and nectarine flavours. 91 points75% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Sémillon; 50% new oak. Fresh pears, ripe citrus, creamy oak: classic young Pessac. Tangy, lively, correct. Juicy and fresh even with the oak clearly in evidence in spice and mealy texture. 16.5 points

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

The Larrivet Haut-Brion 2018 Blanc sashays out of the glass with seductive tropical notes of lychees, mango and passion fruit plus hints of rose hip tea and crushed rocks with a waft of ginger. Medium to full-bodied, rich and oily in the mouth, it has a lovely line of freshness to lift the exotic fruits to a long finish. 92-94 points

Chris Kissack

This is a blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Semillon, picked at a yield of 33.5 hl/ha. The alcohol is 13.8%. A return to fruit here (after tasting a few rather more pithy samples), sweet and somewhat dried in its intensity, with sunbaked citrus character, dressed with a little tomato-leaf greenness which feels paradoxical when set against the fruit, as well as a touch of sandy Graves minerality. There is no mistaking the origin of this wine. The palate is broad, rather sweet, polished and plump, with rather low-key acidity for the substance. It feels a little flat though the middle, where there is plenty of oak wrapping it all up, through to the finish. A pithy, bitter but slightly fat style. Vinified in barrel and cuves, with the élevage in 50% new oak, the rest in oak cuves and cement eggs. 89-91 points

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