2010 Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion

Year: 2010
Appellation: Pessac-Leognan
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 90
Vinous Media: 92
James Suckling: 93-94
Wine Enthusiast: 89-91
Jeff Leve: 89-91
Decanter: 92
Red Wine

DUE IN: DEC. 2020

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"Dense, winey and energetic, but also supple and alluring, with steeped plum and boysenberry fruit inlaid with hints of singed anise, violet and warm stone. The tarry finish strides with authority, revealing ample grip for cellaring. A strong showing for this estate in '10. Best from 2015 through 2028. 12,842 cases made. -JM" (WS)

"Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Larrivet Haut-Brion opens with scents of espresso, tar and licorice over a core of baked plums and blackcurrant cordial. Full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-filling notes of baked blackberries and fruitcake with rugged, chewy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing a little warm and rustic." (WA)

"The 2010 Larrivet Haut-Brion has a very deep colour. It offers blackberry and black olives on the nose, hints of cassis and violet, a very engaging set of aromatics. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannins. This is a gutsy, concentrated, powerful Margaux that has great purity and a velvety finish. Plush and sensual, this punches well above my expectations despite not reaching the heights of its peers. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal." (VM)

"Very spicy and intense, with dark berries and sweet tobacco. Full and velvety. Very long and intense." (JS)

"89-91 A balanced wine, the fruit shining through the tannins. The wine has power, not excessive, with a jammy character and a light touch of final acidity. Roger Voss" (WE)

"Larrivet–Haut Brion Medium full bodied with soft textures and a sweet, spicy berry filled finish."(JL)

"Powerful and intense, with deep dark chocolate, black cherry and blackcurrant...black everything. It has more depth of flavour than the 2011 vintage, although both are exceptional wines with lots to offer. Very tannic, this is austere but doesn’t show any bitterness. 65% of production was used in the grand vin, matured in 33% new oak." (DM)