Chateau Olivier Rouge Grand Cru Classe
- Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
- Chateau Olivier
- Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
A Grand Cru Classe Chateau from Pessac-Leognan, in Northern Graves, in a classic vintage which is starting to shine, especially in this region. This highly regarded wine is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc with plenty of oak.
With an equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot the nose is open and giving with generous red and black berry fruits along side toasted vanilla and coconut oak. The palate is soft and rounded with fruit and oak but the tannins are still firm giving great structure and balance. Drinking now but will develop and integrate harmoniously over the coming years developing further complexity.
Chateau Olivier is a 55 hectare Grand Cru Classe estate in Pessac-Leognan classified under the classification of Graves in 1953. Chateau Olivier has been owned and run by the Bethmann family since the 19th century and seen considerable investment in recent years. Chateau Olivier is blessed with a unique terroir in Pessac-Leognan boasting sites that are equally outstanding for both red and white wines producing exceptional examples of both.