Growth of Graves
Château Olivier is situated in the Pessac-Léognan appellation and ranked among the Crus Classés de Graves for red and dry white wine in the Classification of Graves wine of 1953 and 1959. The winery and vineyards are located in the commune of Léognan, south of the city of Bordeaux.
Covers 45 ha with red grape varieties
55% carbernet sauvignon, 45% Merlot
Gravelly terroir over a clay and limestone base
Aging for 12 months in barrels after malolactic conversion, addition of finings and filtration
55% de Cabernet Sauvignon 41% de Merlot 4% de Petit Verdot
The color is deep. The nose is fruity with notes of candied cherries and some woody aromatic returns. The attack is soft. The middle of the mouth is fleshy and the final is long and tannic. The tannins are round and riped.
“The 2014 Olivier was one of the very pleasant surprises, to wit, a vastly improved wine compared to its showing in barrel. It has a perfumed bouquet with fine purity, focused with mineral/cold stone scents filtering through the melange of red and black fruit. The palate is well balanced with supple tannin, a keen line of acidity and well-integrated oak. This displays more substance than recent vintages with a lovely allspice and cedar note towards the finish. I would give this a couple of years in bottle and then enjoy over the next 15-18 years. Tasted twice with consistent notes.” – Wine Advocate