Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2015
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan|
|Brand||Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion|
Station Plaza Wine
I had this puppy last night with some Lemon Spatchcocked Chicken from Trader Joe's and I thought I was in Paris or Bordeaux. The cherry, slight maple and mint mixed with the French Oak for a classic old world meets new world style. It almost reminds me of a blueberry cheesecake or tart cheery pound cake but the slight earth undertone and a sophisticated leather and cigar sneak in at the finish. Solid 95 - KK
Loads of ripe black cherries, plums, bouquet garni, truffle and forest floor emerge from the glass of the deep purple color 2015 Château Larrivet Haut-Brion. With a full, layered, concentrated profile, ripe tannin, and a great, great finish, it's a seriously good Pessac-Leognan that's capable of holding for 15-20 years.
The 2015 Larrivet Haut-Brion has a superb bouquet with brambly red fruit, gravel and cedar aromas that unfold with confidence in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, quite masculine in style and the only shortcoming is its brevity on the finish. I suspect that a couple of hours in the decanter would benefit this wine and just lend more density on the finish. Promising. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.
Enticing, with vibrant raspberry and red currant coulis fruit liberally laced with singed alder and dried anise notes. Flashes of rooibos tea and incense weave through as well. A light tarry thread on the finish adds range. Drink now through 2027. 12,500 cases made.
Medium garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Larrivet Haut-Brion offers up fragrant notes of crushed raspberries, Bing cherries and red plums with hints of baking spices, black tea and potpourri plus a touch of crushed rocks. Medium-bodied and vibrantly fruited in the mouth with impressive energy and tension, it has a soft, silky frame and finishes on a lingering perfumed note.