Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion Pessac Leognan Red  2020 750ml
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Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion Pessac Leognan Red 2020

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The robe is garnet red. The nose is powerful, a concentrate of black fruits and blackcurrant liqueur. There is a hint of menthol that should develop with time. On the palate, notes of cedar and fresh tobacco are combined with a basket of fresh fruit. The wine is velvety, opulent and very elegant. The finish is very long and the final touch of salinity is the signature of the property.
Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2020 Château Larrivet Haut-Brion is a gorgeous, incredibly satisfying Pessac, and it's certainly up with the finest vintages I've tasted from this estate. It has lots of red, blue, and black fruits as well as ample spice, leafy tobacco, truffle, and smoked earth, and it develops a beautiful sense of complexity and nuance with time in the glass. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it shows the vibrant, elegant style of the vintage, has ripe tannins, perfect overall balance, and a great finish. If you love a great Graves, buy a case of this beauty and enjoy over the next two decades. This estate continues to fly too far under the radar for most consumers.

March 29, 2023
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The 2020 Larrivet Haut-Brion is a powerful, dark wine marked by strong Cabernets that lend tons of aromatic presence and sheer density. This virile, explosive Pessac-Leognan packs quite the punch. Blackberry, gravel, licorice and grilled herbs are some of the notes that build in this deep, expansive wine. Superb.

December 2022
Wine Enthusiast
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This estate, at the top of its game, has produced a structured wine with great berry fruits and a good future. A series of impressive tannins are fully integrated into the wine's freshness. Drink from 2026.

April 1, 2023
Wine Advocate
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The 2020 Larrivet Haut-Brion bursts with aromas of red berries, vine smoke, orange rind and petals, followed by a medium to full-bodied, lively and complete palate built around powdery tannins and vibrant fruit flavors. The team employed some whole bunch for their old vine Cabernet Franc this year, and the results are excellent. This is an impressively vibrant, harmonious wine from this address.

April 6, 2023
Wine Spectator
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Quite ripe, with a mix of loganberry, mulberry and plum compote flavors that move through slowly, framed with alder, savory and red tea accents. Everything melds steadily through the finish, picking up red tea and bay leaf hints along the way. A strong effort for the vintage. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2025 through 2035. 7,000 cases made, 1,000 cases imported.

March 31, 2023

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