JEB DUNNUCK: "I loved the 2022 Château Larrivet Haut-Brion, and I wouldn't be surprised to see this check in near the 2020, although it's in a riper, more sexy style. Cassis, plums, chocolate, and earthy notes all emerge from this full-bodied Graves that has an expansive, layered mouthfeel, ripe, velvety tannins, and solid mid-palate density. It's going to benefit from just a few years of bottle age. The blend is 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Cabernet Franc, and the balance Merlot, resting in 50% new oak, with a small amount in amphora."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Smoked, cherries, strawberry, smoked meats, spearmint, and cigar smoke create the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, elegant, soft, silky and refined. The finish is loaded with sweet, red pit fruits, with chocolate-mint coming in at the end of the refined finish. The wine is made from 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Cabernet Franc and 18% Merlot. 14% ABV, 3.71 pH. Yields were 40 hectoliters. 38% of the harvest was placed into the Grand Vin. Picking took place September 6 - September 28. It is interesting to note that Larrivet was the first known wine of the 2022 futures campaign to be offered, and it was priced at a discount to 2021! Drink from 2026-2045."
JAMES SUCKLING: "Broad and structured, but supple and sleek, with fine-grained tannins. Medium- to full-bodied. Hints of coffee beans and cedar. Solid finish. Bright."
LISA PERROTTI-BROWN: "Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2022 Larrivet Haut-Brion Rouge gallops out of the glass with powerful notes of blackcurrant pastilles, juicy blueberries, and blackberry preserves, leading to an undercurrent of clove oil, dark chocolate, and roses. The medium to full-bodied palate has a solid frame of fine-grained tannins and plenty of freshness to support the generous black fruits, finishing long and fragrant. Nicely done!"
THE WINE ADVOCATE: "The 2022 Larrivet Haut-Brion offers up aromas of blackcurrant, blueberry, raspberry, violet, orange zest, iris and ripe plums, followed by a medium to full-bodied palate that's supple, seamless and elegant, its succulent core of fruit framed by velvety tannins, concluding with a floral finish. A blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and 21% Cabernet Franc—the most significant portion of this grape variety ever used at this estate run by Bruno Lemoine—this is one of the most interesting wines that this estate has produced in recent years. It matured in 15% amphorae, 50% new barrels and the balance in tanks."
FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Reife Pflaumen, Kirschen, etwas Nugat, Orangenzesten, etwas zurückhaltend. Saftig, rotbeerig, etwas Himbeere, süße Textur, frisch strukturiert, elegant, dezente Süße im Abgang, ein harmonischer Speisenbegleiter, dezente Röstaromen im Finale."