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2016 Chateau Larrivaux (750ml)

Merlot from Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France

2016 Chateau Larrivaux
B-21 Top Recommendation
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The 2016 Larrivaux, the property of Bérangère Tesseron (Lafon-Rochet's Basile's "better half") had a very deep purple/black color. The bouquet is tightly-wound at first with cedar and mint-tinged black fruit, well defined and gaining more and more cohesion as it opens in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with svelte tannin, gorgeous spice-tinged black fruit with a slightly savory, meat juice-tinged finish that lingers nicely. This comes recommended; it is a Haut-Médoc that just wants to give pleasure (once it is in bottle).

Neal Martin

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At once ripe yet cool with minty freshness, this Haut-Médoc has plenty of moderately dry tannins and currant fruit character to carry it. Good length. Drink or hold.

92 points, James Suckling (Feb 2019)

Fresh and focused, with a delightful mix of dark plum, red currant and blackberry compote flavors, enlivened by licorice snap, bramble and tobacco notes. A flash of violet on the finish adds lift. Drink now through 2029. 4,167 cases made.

91 points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (Mar 2019)

Bold black fruits dominate this generous wine. Its dry, firm tannins are content to play a secondary role in a wine that is packed with dark fruits and general richness. Drink this wine from 2023.

91 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Apr 2019)

The 2016 Larrivaux is fabulous. Pliant and expressive, with lovely aromatic top notes, the 2016 has a lot to offer. Red cherry fruit, flowers and mint all inform this understated yet very pretty Haut-Médoc. The 2016 is a wine of total harmony and class.

90 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Jan 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
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