Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Larrivaux features baked berries, warm cassis and herbs with pencil shavings and olives notions on the nose. Full, rich and concentrated, it has firm, grainy tannins with nice freshness and great length.
91-93 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - Apr 2019)
Very good drive to this wine with tar and currant character and a citrus undertone. Medium-bodied. Chewy finish.
91-92 points, James Suckling (Apr 2019)
The 2018 Larrivaux is quite pretty and expressive in this vintage. Freshly cut roses, red berry fruit, mint, and savory notes give the 2018 brilliance, energy and expressive aromatic persistence. Silky tannins add nuance. Two thousand eighteen is an especially fine vintage for this mid-weight, gracious Haut-Médoc. Larrivaux is 64% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec. Tasted two times.
88-91 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Apr 2019)