Fresh and juicy, with a tasty mix of raspberry, cassis and plum fruit notes that are framed nicely by a dark tobacco edge. Tarry hint adds some bass to the finish. Really solid. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2029. 4,583 cases made.
91 points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (Mar 2021)
Red cherries, crushed berries, sweet tobacco, dark chocolate and red tea on the nose. Hints of citrus zest. It’s medium-bodied with firm, sleek tannins. Fresh and mineral. Drink from 2022.
91 points, James Suckling (Mar 2021)
The 2018 Larrivaux did not suffer any mildew in this vintage. It has an expressive bouquet, a mix of red and black fruit intermingling with cedar and freshly rolled tobacco. The palate has pleasing precision and harmony, finer tannins than many of its peers and a very pretty, focused, quite vivacious finish. This is a classy Larrivaux that seems finely chiseled, and it should age with style.
90 points, Neal Martin, Vinous (Mar 2021)