Château Larrivet Haut-Brion Grand Vin de Bordeaux Pessac-Leognan AOC

Called at various times Château de Canolle, La Rivette, and Château Brion-Larrivet, the estate was given its current name, château Larrivet Haut-Brion, in 1949 by Jacques Guillemaud (owner since 1941). Devoted and hard-working, he conscientiously managed the estate until 1982. Château Larrivet Haut-Brion was acquired by the Gervoson family in 1987. They restored the estate’s unity, once again combining the château, outbuildings, 13 hectares of grounds, and 42 hectares of vines under one owner, as well as replanting 18 hectares of land that had laid fallow.

Today a team of enthusiastic professionals has done a wonderful job of giving Château Larrivet Haut-Brion back its superb reputation, and the estate is once again universally recognised as one of the finest wines in the Pessac-Léognan appellation.

For more info, visit Château Larrivet Haut-Brion website.

VARIETALS
62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc

VINTAGE
2016

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Description

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 13%

APPEARANCE
Dark ruby with purplish reflections.

NOSE
The first nose is a bit closed but it opens quickly to bright and neat fruits.
Smoked and liquorice notes then appear, characteristic of the Cabernet of Léognan.

PALATE
The mouth is dense, perfectly built and the tannins are powerful with a lovely texture.

AGEING
Aged in new French oak barrels for 14 to 18 months.

PAIRING
Lamb and Pessac-Leognan wine is one of the most popular wine and food matching ideas. However, any grilled, braised or stewed course with beef, duck, pork, veal or game dish is perfect. Ideal with Comté cheese.

READINESS FOR DRINKING
Drink now throughout 2027.

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