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Château Larrivet Haut Brion Pessac-Léognan 2000

CHF 60.00

This is a marvellously aged wine with great finesse but also with a very supple character. Always very well-balanced, it is ready to drink now. The nose is intense and complex: black fruits, smoky and grilled notes, tobacco. The palate is full-bodied, powerful and long.
Average rating: 91/100

Description

Grape Varieties: 65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Management & Vinification: The majority of Château Larrivet Haut Brion’s vineyards have a deep gravel soil with a sandy and clay sub soil. They are located in well-exposed and well-drained hilltops. The vines were 25 years old at the time of the harvest. The grapes were harvested and sorted manually before crushing from 21 September to 10 October 2000. High temperature vinification (30°C.) took place in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats with daily pumping over and maceration for 3-5 weeks. Elevage in an air-conditioned cellar with racking every three months. The wine was put into 40% new French oak barrels and 60% in one-use barrels for 14 to 18 months.
Tasting Note:  The nose is intense and complex: black fruits, smoky and grilled notes, tobacco. The palate is full-bodied, powerful and long.
Food & Wine Pairing: Everything game, like venison, hare in sauce, grilled meat and even dark chocolate.
Château Larrivet Haut Brion
Château Larrivet Haut Brion is located in Pessac-Léognan, about 15 kilometres south of the city of Bordeaux.
The property’s name reflects the numerous changes that have taken place over the course of the past two centuries. Cited in 1840 as Château de Canolle, then La Rivette, Brion-Larrivet, then Haut-Brion, it took its current name in 1949. In 1987 Christine and Philippe Gervoson brought it back to life repurchasing its original plots which were sold during the economic recession of the 1930s.
Since 1996, thanks to JM Arcaute and Michel Rolland’s support, it has seen a succession of fine vintages. The property has been managed by Bruno Lemoine, a passionate, challenge-taker who started his career in the great houses of Martell in Cognac, Château Lascombes and Château Montrose and is making wines that give the full expression of their terroir: Larrivet Haut-Brion’s vineyard is planted on clay soil consisting of sand and iron-rich clay. He oversees the Chateau’s  administration and its wine production, since 2007.