2013 Larrivet-Haut-Brion Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Elsewhere $45)

SKU #1422737 92-94 points Wine Enthusiast

 Tight and mineral, this is a strongly herbaceous wine. It is taut, nervy and very fresh, while also having a rich underlying character. It needs to age.  (4/2014)

93 points James Suckling

 A white with so much white peach, stones and minerals as well as a waxy character. Medium to full body with fresh acidity and a long and flavorful finish. Linear and racy. Focused finish. Drink now.  (2/2016)

89-92 points Vinous

 Pale straw-green. Lively aromas of lemon, lime, minerals and white flowers. Bright and pure in the mouth, with sharply focused flavors of yellow melon, green fig, lemon, gin and mint carrying through to a bright, long finish. Terrific balance and purity here, not to mention sneaky concentration. (ID)  (5/2014)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2013 Larrivet Haut Brion Blanc has a delightful bouquet with grapefruit, lime and orange cordial notes, the oak neatly integrated here. The palate is well balanced with bitter lemon and dried quince, slightly waxier in texture than its peers with a spicy, melon and ginger finish. There is a lot going on in this Larrivet Haut Brion and I am intrigued to see how it ages. Certainly, it would be my pick over the red in 2013. (NM)  (10/2016)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Juicy, with peach, yellow apple and fennel notes meshed together, backed by a lightly toasted brioche and wet straw finish. The toasty backdrop imparts weight, but there's also freshness. Drink now through 2016. (JM)  (4/2015)

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By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/19/2019 | Send Email
This mature white from a good vintage and a great producer is honeyed, with a paraffin texture and flavors of apricot, golden delicious apple, and lemon curd. Although round and substantial, there is plenty of freshness to the mineral-laced finish.

By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/15/2019 | Send Email
This is a full, rich white wine, that is showing some development. from a vintage that we tend to forget was actually good for white wines in Bordeaux. On the palate it has very appealing stone fruit, waxy lanolin, an almost oily sensation, followed by honey notes and of course completely dry finish. I would pair it with rich, oily fish, grilled sardines for example for a gourmet paradise!

By: Shaun Green | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/30/2019 | Send Email
The 2013 Larrivet Haut Brion Blanc is one of the better white Graves from this vintage. Wonderfully mature and rich with a lovely golden hue and a long palate. Plenty of stony mineral and acidity, with a beeswax and dry apricot/peach fruit supported by a nice dense palate feel. Absolutely amazing with roast chicken or duck.
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- Graves is the large red and white wine region located to the southeast of the city of Bordeaux along the Garonne River. Cabernet Sauvignon dominates the red wines from the area, while the whites are mixtures of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The most important area within the Graves is the village of Pessac-Leognan. Most of the great chateaux, including Haut Brion, a premier cru and the only wine outside of the Medoc to be included in the 1855 Classification, are located in this small appellation. Graves derives its name from the rocky, stony terrain of the region. Many people believe that the stony soil radiates the day's heat at night and thus makes the grapes ripen earlier than the other regions in Bordeaux.
Alcohol Content (%): 14