2009 Larrivet Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan SKU #1115543


JS 93 WE 90-92 RP 91
ST 91 WS 91
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Originally a quite large property called Château de Canolle, the estate was reduced in size several times, went through a number of owners and changed its name in the 1870s to "Haut-Brion-Larrivet," oddly close to the name of their first-growth neighbor Château Haut-Brion, but in fact with no connection at all. After some tussles with their neighbors and some legal battles over the use of the name "Haut-Brion" the estate became known by its current name, Château Larrivet Haut-Brion. Purchased in 1988 by the Gerverson family (of Bonne Maman fruit jams) the estate has made marked improvements in quality, and it shows in their consistently good reception and reviews. The estate lingers under the radar just a bit and was not included in the 1855 classifications, but their wines are well worth exploration by Graves fans. The red vineyards are planted to 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, and the white vineyards to 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon and 5% Muscadelle.

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  • Clyde Beffa Jr.
    By: Clyde Beffa Jr.
    K&L Staff Member
    This property always flies under the radar and is becoming one of my favs from the region. I much prefer their red to their white. We have sold over 1000 cases of this and we just got a bit more. 2009 is my favorite vintage since 1945.. I have a case of magnums in my cellar. That means you should buy some. Decant one hour. Sweet and sexy. Re-tasted on 12/10/17-so good it is sinful. Sweet and round-no edges-all fruit.
    Drink from 2016 to 2025
  • Steve Bearden
    By: Steve Bearden
    K&L Staff Member
    This lively, sweet and complex wine starts with smoky and crunchy dark currant fruit, spiced berries and raspberry liqueur. This is thick and deep with a touch of tar and ash complimenting the rolls of fruit on the long mineral finish. outstanding for the money.
  • Jacques Moreira
    By: Jacques Moreira
    K&L Staff Member
    This Pessac-Léognan is a remarkable effort, and for sure one of the best wines I have tasted this year, so far. It is full bodied, and not shy on the palate, with beautiful notes of truffles, plums, coffee, currant jam, espresso beans and mocha. Outstanding.


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