The Pessac Leognan vineyards of Larrivet Haut Brion are planted to 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc Merlot with vines that average 25 years of age. The terroir is a mixture of gravel and sand. The vineyards also include acreage for white wine grapes which are planted to 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon and 5% Muscadelle. Read more...
A sensational wine from this Pessac-Leognan estate, the 2009 possesses notes of charcoal, graphite, roasted herbs, truffles, spice box, and luxurious quantities of black currant and black cherry fruit. Full-bodied, impressively endowed. and well under the radar for most consumers, this outstanding wine is a sleeper of the vintage and well worth buying. It should drink well for 15 or more years. Robert Parker #199Feb 2012
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