75% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Sémillon; 50% new oak. Barrel sample. Fresh pears, ripe citrus, creamy oak: classic young Pessac. Tangy, lively, correct. Juicy and fresh even with the oak clearly in evidence in spice and mealy texture. (JH) 13.8% Drink 2021-2026
Lisa Perrotti-Brown. The Larrivet Haut-Brion 2018 Blanc sashays out of the glass with seductive tropical notes of lychees, mango and passion fruit plus hints of rose hip tea and crushed rocks with a waft of ginger. Medium to full-bodied, rich and oily in the mouth, it has a lovely line of freshness to lift the exotic fruits to a long finish.