Larrivet Haut Brion Blanc 2005 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
91 WA / 90 RP / 89-91 WS
Tasted blind at the 2005 Southwold tasting, the 2005 Larrivet Haut Brion Blanc has a lovely resinous, lightly honeyed bouquet with hints of toffee apple and nutmeg with just a touch of reduction. The palate is well balanced with good depth, actually not that far in style from a mature Chardonnay, with a pleasing waxy finish. I remember this showing very well back in 2009 and several years later it remains a supremely well-crafted, complex dry white Bordeaux. Tasted February 2017. - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
2005 is an excellent vintage possessing high acidity as well as impressive levels of weight, richness, and texture.
Made in an atypically soft style, the 2005 Larrivet-Haut-Brion offers notes of figs, honeyed melons, citrus oil, and spice. - Robert Parker
Rich and round with apple, lemon and toasted oak. Full-bodied, with good fruit and a medium finish. Solid wine. - James Suckling, Wine Spectator