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Château Larrivet Haut-Brion Blanc 2010

It has been some time since a post on a white wine has seen the blog, red is predominantly more favored in our household. Why not feature a bottle of white wine that hails from Pessac-Leognan, a wine growing area in the northern part of the Graves region of Bordeaux! This bottle was purchased for the holiday season and recently consumed, and what a special treat it was! The Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion Blanc 2010 has a mild yet intense flavor, the citrus is very evident as the lemon rind and orange marmalade hit your palate, yet at the same time honey and a subtle smoke prevail.  The colour of the Château Larrivet Haut-Brion Blanc 2010 is different than an every day off the shelf white wine, this has a more pale, gold and honey coloured complextion. The finish is crisp and noticeable but not intense, this really is a spectacular medium bodied extra dry white wine. This wine has an optimal drinking window of 2016-2030, there was a fine honeycomb like piece of sediment noticeable at the bottom of the bottle that you could only think would blossom into even more intense flavors long term, should one decide to lay this bottle down and give it time. This wine pairs well with firm, aged cheese and herbed cheese, we served ours with a homemade goat cheese and prosciutto stuffed chicken breasts and it was delightful. This wine was scored a 92 in February of 2013 by erobertparker.com, this score is spot on, time would take it up a point, or possibly two, depending on the time frame it is consumed. Is there anything that Haut-Brion does wrong in the world of wine? The Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion Blanc 2010 really is a spectacular white wine and was a privilege to consume. Alla Salute!

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