Larrivet Haut Brion rouge Pessac-Léognan 2018 (Ex Chateau arrivale time 4 months)

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Jeb Dunnuck
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Decanter
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Wine Enthusiast
SKU
LHBR201810 UCAU
$88.20 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$88.20 Per item
4+ Month Dispatch
While a touch reductive on this occasion, the 2018 Château Larrivet Haut-Brion is nevertheless loaded with potential, offering a big nose of black cherry and blackberry fruits as well as complex smoked earth and chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, and balanced, it shines more for its elegance and purity than outright power. With nicely integrated acidity and fine tannins, it’s going to be drinkable with just a few years of bottle age and evolve nicely. - Jeb Dunnuck
While a touch reductive on this occasion, the 2018 Château Larrivet Haut-Brion is nevertheless loaded with potential, offering a big nose of black cherry and blackberry fruits as well as complex smoked earth and chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, and balanced, it shines more for its elegance and purity than outright power. With nicely integrated acidity and fine tannins, it’s going to be drinkable with just a few years of bottle age and evolve nicely. - Jeb Dunnuck

Scores & Reviews

92 / 100

Jeb Dunnuck

While a touch reductive on this occasion, the 2018 Château Larrivet Haut-Brion is nevertheless loaded with potential, offering a big nose of black cherry and blackberry fruits as well as complex smoked earth and chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, and balanced, it shines more for its elegance and purity than outright power. With nicely integrated acidity and fine tannins, it’s going to be drinkable with just a few years of bottle age and evolve nicely.

93 / 100

Decanter

Clear rich layers of fruit on the nose, the most gourmet in the line-up with tons of layers of chocolate and liquorice. Similar to the 2016 but with more flesh on the bones, if not as balanced. Definite similarities with 2009 also, in that is has soft and appealing tannins but with punch and power behind them. Drinking Window 2024 - 2038.

93 / 100

Wine Enthusiast

The wine shows a fine black currant flavor that's supported by firm tannins and fresh acidity. It has an attractive touch of spice, along with plenty of juicy acidity.