Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion Pessac Léognan Blanc 2015
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|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan|
|Brand||Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion|
The 2015 Larrivet Haut Brion Blanc, a blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon, did not quite deliver the requisite complexity and vivacity on the nose compared to the likes of La Tour Martillac or Olivier this year. The palate is well balanced, however, with a keen thread of acidity, hints of tropical fruit with fine salinity on the finish. It actually finishes in better fashion than it begins.
This takes a flattering approach, with creamy gooseberry and lemon curd flavors gilded by honeysuckle and white peach notes. The long verbena- and shortbread-fueled finish is quite alluring. Drink now through 2021.