Wine Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan AOC, 2004
The wine has a beautiful garnet-red color.
The wine has an elegant, concentrated, well-balanced fresh taste with a pleasant acidity and silky texture with rounded tannins. Leaves a lasting aftertaste.
Captures the flavor of the wine complex, charming bouquet, woven from the notes of melon, figs, complemented by hints of toasted bread and light mineral nuances.
The wine goes well with grilled meats and fish, sauces and cheeses. Exotic cuisine - sautéed pork with prunes and soy sauce.
Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion (Chateau Larive O-Brion) has a long, well-documented history. The estate was known under a variety of names and replaced a lot of owners, each of whom was a great connoisseurs of Bordeaux wines. At various times Chateau bore names such as Château de canola La Rivette and Chateau-Brion Larive. At Château Haut-Brion estate was renamed the owner Ernest Laurent, Bordeaux negociant, in 1874. The word «brion» in the local dialect means "gravel", and a small stream flowing nearby, was called Larive. In 1893 the estate buys Bordeaux shipowning company Les Fils de Theodor Conseil, which extends the area of vineyards to 50 hectares.
Wine production was virtually halted during the "Great Depression" of the 1930s, at that time, many vineyards were uprooted. In 1941, the owner of the estate becomes Guillemod Jacques, who in 1949 was forced to change its name to Chateau Larive O-Brion, as owners of the famous Château Haut-Brion filed a lawsuit demanding to change the name. In 1987 Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion family buys Zhervoson. They restored the unity of the estate, again combining Chateau outbuildings, 13 ha and 42 ha of vineyards, and planted 18 hectares of uncultivated land. Team of enthusiastic professionals did a great job, returning Chateau Larive O-Brion excellent reputation, whose wines again known worldwide and are among the best in the Pessac-Leognan appellasone. Chateau Larive O-Brion is an associate member of the Academy of Bordeaux wines (Academie du Vin de Bordeaux), as well as member of the Grand Cru Bordeaux (Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux) and Commander du Bontemps de Medoc and Graves and Sauternes, Barsac (Commanderie du Bontemps de Medoc et des Graves de Sauternes et Barsac).