2012 Chateau Larrivaux, Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux

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2012 Chateau Larrivaux, Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux

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You can buy Bordeaux by the bottle, but when you read below, you'll want to buy it by the case!

Many consumers aren't aware that on October 18th, a 25% tariff was placed on all imported French wines.

Today's feature, the 2012 Chateau Larrivaux, snuck in under the tariff wire. If imported today, it would exceed $30 per bottle.

So how does it taste?

With seven years of bottle age, this cru bourgeois over-delivers! You rarely see value like this - it drinks like a classified Bordeaux.

Speaking Of Classified Bordeaux...

The reason this wine offers such value and flavorful impact is because of the team behind the wine.  The owner of Chateau Larrivaux is married to the owner of 4th Growth, Chateau Lafon-Rochet, which sells for $60 per bottle.

With silky tannins and a fleshy texture, the dark berry and earth elements blend in a seamless experience.  Currants and blackberries are harmoniously layered. And something you don't find in wines at this price, lasting acidity and balanced tannins. This is an excellent example of quality and value from Bordeaux. 

From meats to cheese, this amazing red should be a fixture on your table now and over the next five years. 
  

By David Gettenberg

$22.95 per bottle / $275.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

93+ / 100

The 2012 Chateau Larrivaux is a tremendous value! With 7 years bottle age it offers silky tannins and a fleshy texture. Dark berry and earth elements blend in a seamless experience. Currants and blackberries are harmoniously layered. And something you don't find in wines at this price, lasting acidity and balanced tannins. This is an excellent example of quality and value from Bordeaux.


Product Details


Producer: Chateau Larrivaux

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Sub Region: Haut-Médoc

Varietal: Bordeaux Blend

Vintage: 2012

Size: 750ml

Code: W7188-1