Emilie Gervoson and her two sisters are leading Chateau Larrivet Haut- Brion into the future with some frsh ideas and experimentation at this historic Chateau. Spiced cherry, blackcurrant, dried oyster, black olive and bark on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, creamy tannins. Chewy and flavorful with a savory, mineral finish. Better from 2023.
This has developed into a gorgeous wine. There is plenty of the tannin I saw in barrel tastings, and yet the elements are so well balanced today. Iron, cedar, dried herbs, licorice, dried flowers and mint add striking savory undertones to this deceptively mid weight Pessac Leognan. Larrivet Haut-Brion is one of the most distinctive reds of the vintage. 93- Vinous
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc
After a mild and wet winter, the spring of 2018 was marked by heavy rains, which resulted in great mildew pressure and late blight threatening the vineyard. At the end of May, storms and hail hit the Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion vineyard. Finally, in the month of July, the sun began to shine without stopping until autumn. The vine was aided greatly by these ideal climatic conditions and blossomed perfectly. Thermal amplitude brought by cool nights favored a perfect ripening of the berries. The harvest took place peacefully, with the good weather helping the team pick according to the level of maturity of each plot and each grape variety. Beginning on September 14th, the harvest of the reds took 23 days ane ended on October 10.
The grand vin of the property, the Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion 2018 has rewarded the efforts of the estate’s technical teams in a vintage that required great commitment.
Has all the tell tale signs of a wine made in a remarkable vintage.