CHATEAU LARRIVET HAUT BRION
A Fifth Growth, 100-hectare estate established in the 1800’s and rated as one of the
top wines in the commune of Léognan from as early as 1840. From 1874, the new
owner began calling it Château Haut-Brion Larrivet, causing extreme Gallic
consternation down Château Haut-Brion way. Of course it all ended up in court, and the
name was altered to the present version (Not sure how rearranging the order of the
words achieves satisfaction, but we’re not French, so what do we know?).
Gervoson family have been calling the shots since 1987, working hard to restore the
estate to its glory days, partially through a thoroughly modernised winery and upgraded
The estate sits astride a sandy gravel ridge that is planted with
52% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc. They also produce a
very good white wine from a mix of 81% Sauvignon Blanc and 19% Sémillion.
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