Château Larrivaux 2011 Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois


Château Larrivaux is one of our top picks when searching for an entry-level Cru Bourgeois. The estate has been transmitted from women to women since the 15th century and is now managed by Bérangère Tesseron, who keeps the family tradition of high quality, affordable wines. The high proportion of Merlot (61%) 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!

16 Jancis Robinson

90 Wine Enthusiast

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Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Classification
Region
Type
Grapes
Château Larrivaux
2011
AOC Haut-Médoc
Cru Bourgeois
Bordeaux
Dry red wine
56% Merlot
30% Cabernet Sauvignon
12% Cabernet Franc
2% Petit Verdot
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
From now to 2025
1 hour before
16-18°C
Lamb, beef, cheese like Camembert or Brie.
 BodyBody Scale Red WineBarrel.pngTechnical stuffChâteau Larrivaux Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois
 OakOak Scale Red Wine 
Soil
Vineyard
Vines
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Gravel, clay and chalk
19 hectares
27 years old
Mechanical
13.5%
18 months in oak barrels (30% new oak)
 FruitFruit Scale Red Wine
Expert.pngWhat experts say
Jancis Robinson

16/20 "56% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Lots of rain in early September. Mid crimson. Not much nose. Some Cabernet comes out on the nose. Real zest and energy and already drinking well. Stony and very Cissac. Lively now."

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

86/100 "An attractive, Graves-like wine, the 2011 Larrivaux reveals smoky, earthy and berry fruit notes, medium body and soft tannin. It is a well-made Haut-Medoc that should drink well for 3-4 years."

Wine Enthusiast

90/100 "From the northern end of the Haut-Médoc region, close to Saint-Estèphe, this dark-hued wine is still very structured. Smoky wood-aging flavors give complexity that balances the ripe black currant fruitiness. It's still developing, so don't drink before 2018."

Wine Spectator

86/100 "Soft and forward, with basic plum and mulled cherry fruit, followed by a light tobacco coating on the finish."

Guide Hachette des Vins

"Plum-coloured, a delicate cherry and currant aroma, flourishing in a round and fresh mouth, with fine tannins. A harmonious wine in a fairly supple style."

Gault & Millau

15/20 "Nose of red fruits and spices. Mouth full of charm, gourmet tannins."

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Château Larrivaux 2011 Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois

Château Larrivaux 2011 Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois

Château Larrivaux is one of our top picks when searching for an entry-level Cru Bourgeois. The estate has been transmitted from women to women since the 15th century and is now managed by Bérangère Tesseron, who keeps the family tradition of high quality, affordable wines. The high proportion of Merlot (61%) 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!

16 Jancis Robinson

90 Wine Enthusiast

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