Château Larrivaux 2010 Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois

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£ 10.80 tax incl.

Amazing value for money for this Crus Bourgeois that has always been managed by women. The high proportion of Merlot (56%) makes it a delicious, fruity and velvety wine with black fruit and light spices aromas. Perfect choice if you are looking for a nice ready to drink wine that will impress you guests when you tell them the price!
 
Wine Characteristics Tasting and cellaring
Domain Château Larrivaux Eye Dark ruby
Vintage 2010 Nose  Ripe black fruits and spices
Appellation Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois Mouth Full-bodied and silky with blackcurrant notes and a nice finish
Area Bordeaux Drink from Now
Colour Red Drink before 2018
Grapes Merlot (56%) Cabernet Sauvignon (30%) Open  2 hours before
  Cabernet Franc (8%) Petit Verdot (6%) Drinking temperature 15-17°C
Type Dry    
       
Food pairing
Ideal with grilled or braised red meat like a lamb shoulder
 
A word about the domain
The story of Château Larrivaux is one of a kind. It is already quite rare that a vineyard remains in the same family for more than four centuries, but it is even rarer that this very same vineyard has been passed from one generation to another only by the hands of women until today. The young Bérangère Tesseron is now leading the 26 hectares of the Chateau, with help by the famous winemaker of Chateau Latour, Pr Boisenot. They produce a full-bodied and silky wine that is definitely a great value for money in the prestigious appellation of Haut-Médoc.
 
What experts say
About the wine
Wine Spectator: 88 (Issue: Mar 31, 2013)
"This delivers a good, direct beam of cassis and blackberry fruit, with licorice and warm stone notes framing the finish. Rather direct but nicely put together. Drink now through 2016. –JM"

Decanter: 15.5 "Recommended" (April 2011)
“Good blackcurrant fruit and good balance and length.”

Robert Parker: 86 (Wine Advocate #205, Feb 2013)
"Sweet berry fruit intermixed with some cedar, Christmas fruitcake, spice box and black currants are all present in this attractive, elegant, mid-weight wine to consume over the next 7-8 years."

Jancis Robinson: 16 (tasted in Apr 2011)
"Scented and lifted and lively. Very very slightly light and skeletal. Very dry on the end but very classical."
 
And finally for the wine geeks…
Soil type Clayey-limestone and gravel
Harvest Manual
Maturing Oak barrels (30% new barrels)
Aging 14 to 16 months in barrels
Production 53,000 bottles
Bottled February 2012
Alcohol 12.0%

 

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