2012 Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion Rouge Pessac-Leognan Bordeaux

The Gourmet Corner

A great Pessac Leognan, medium body with abundant style in the mouth - great price for a Pessac as well if you're getting started in that appellation.

Tasting Notes: A sleeper of the vintage, this 2012 offers up scents of smoked meats, charcuterie, balsam wood, black currants and unsmoked cigar tobacco in a juicy, attractive, medium-bodied, well-made, lush style.
It should drink well for 10-12 years. Wine Advocate - April, 2013

In 1840, the vineyard of Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion was first mentioned among the first growths of the Pessac-Léognan region.

Located adjacent to the illustrious Haut-Bailly, this estate has an excellent terroir of pure gravelly soil in the southern section of Graves. Larrivet-Haut-Brion is well known in European wine circles but only recently has been seen more often here in America.

Michel Rolland has advised the owners in winemaking and instituted a strict selection process in the vineyard as well as recommending later harvesting for riper fruit character.

 

Category: Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan, Red

Type: Wine

Vendor: The Gourmet Corner


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