|Producer||Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion|
Wine Advocate (WA)
Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Larrivet Haut-Brion opens with scents of espresso, tar and licorice over a core of baked plums and blackcurrant cordial. Full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-filling notes of baked blackberries and fruitcake with rugged, chewy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing a little warm and rustic. – Lisa Perrotti-Brown, March 5, 2020
Decanter Magazine (DM)
Powerful and intense, with deep dark chocolate, black cherry and blackcurrant…black everything. It has more depth of flavour than the 2011 vintage, although both are exceptional wines with lots to offer. Very tannic, this is austere but doesn’t show any bitterness. 65% of production was used in the grand vin, matured in 33% new oak. Drinking Window 2018 – 2034. Tasted by Jane Anson (at Château Larrivet Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan, July 11, 2018)
Part of Most exciting red wines of 2019.
Vinous Media (VM)
The 2010 Larrivet Haut-Brion has a very deep colour. It offers blackberry and black olives on the nose, hints of cassis and violet, a very engaging set of aromatics. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannins. This is a gutsy, concentrated, powerful Margaux that has great purity and a velvety finish. Plush and sensual, this punches well above my expectations despite not reaching the heights of its peers. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal. Drinking window: 2022 – 2045 – Neal Martin. Tasting date: February 2020