2016 Larrivet Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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DC 94

Decanter, July 2020

What a brilliant vintage this is - just so complete. Honestly at this level, where prices don't change that dramatically between vintages, you should go for the 2016 if you have the option. It's on a different level in...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, February 2019

Very attractive, earthy aromas with an array of herbal and leafy notes, as well as a dark-berry thread and earthy complexity. The palate has great depth and drive with a bright array of juicy red and darker berries...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, April 2017

(92–94 points) Barrel Sample. With tannins that are ripe and velvety, this is already a generous wine. At the same time, it has a line of acidity that keeps it crisp and brings out the black currant fruitiness. Put the...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, February 2019

Also terrific, the 2016 Château Larrivet Haut-Brion is in the same league as the 2015 and offers a perfectly balanced, medium to full-bodied style as well as complex notes of red and black fruits, smoke tobacco, incense...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2019

Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Larrivet Haut-Brion reveals a beguiling, earthy/truffle-laced nose with notions of crushed rocks, tilled soil, fungi and mossy bark over a core of warm cassis and blackberry...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2016 Larrivet Haut Brion is a captivating Bordeaux Blend from the prestigious Pessac Leognan sub-region of Bordeaux, France. This red wine is a true gem, showcasing the exceptional quality and elegance that the region is renowned for.

In the glass, the wine displays a deep garnet-purple color, hinting at its intensity and concentration. The nose is immediately alluring, with earthy aromas that intertwine with herbal and leafy notes. As the wine opens up, a dark-berry thread emerges, adding depth and complexity to the bouquet.

On the palate, the 2016 Larrivet Haut Brion truly shines. It boasts great depth and drive, with a bright array of juicy red and darker berries dancing on the taste buds. The plush, ripe tannins provide a luxurious mouthfeel, further enhancing the wine's overall appeal. This is a wine that is beautifully balanced and impeccably crafted, showcasing the skill and expertise of the producer.

Several wine experts have praised the 2016 Larrivet Haut Brion for its exceptional qualities. James Suckling awarded it an impressive score of 94 points, describing it as "very attractive" with earthy complexity and a bright array of berries. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also lauded the wine, giving it a score of 92 points and noting its elegant structure and freshness. Jeb Dunnuck was equally impressed, scoring it 93 points and highlighting its complex notes of red and black fruits, smoke tobacco, incense, and cedar.

Decanter magazine also recognized the brilliance of this vintage, awarding it a score of 94 points and stating that it is "on a different level in terms of depth and structure." Wine Enthusiast, in their barrel sample review, praised the ripe and velvety tannins, predicting that the wine will reach its peak after 2027.

Overall, the 2016 Larrivet Haut Brion is a wine of exceptional quality and character. It is a true representation of the best that Bordeaux has to offer, with its elegance, depth, and balance. This is a wine that will undoubtedly impress any wine lover and will continue to evolve and improve with age.