Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan Bordeaux

2012 Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan Grand Vin De Bordeaux

Someone who works for Misa Imports in Dallas, Texas has a very fine palate. This mid-level Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan Bordeaux has stepped up in class the way a horse race handicapper describes a dark horse contingent competing for a slot.

Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion comes through with the 2012 under promising and over delivering a big, ripe luscious wine.  Combining rich jammy currants and overripe blackberry, which overshadows a background of licorice and smoky charred herbs, the wine glides through to a lengthy enjoyable finish.


Rich savory dishes of braised beef or wild game are a great pairing. Grilled meats would work equally well. Prendre plaisir!

Rating: Excellent (91) | $43 | 13.0 % ABV

Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan


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