Description/ Tasting NotesPerfumed bouquet with fine purity, focused with mineral/cold stone scents filtering through the melange of red and black fruit. Well balanced on the palate with supple tannin, keen line of acidity and well-integrated oak. Displays more substance than recent vintages with lovely allspice and cedar note towards the finish.
Winery Info/ Brand
Chateau Olivier is in contention for one of the oldest properties in Bordeaux. Bordeaux wine historians believe the estate dates back as far as 11th century. In 1882, there was a fire and Chateau Olivier needed to be rebuilt, The new owners chose a Troubadour style, which was unique for not only Graves, but in Bordeaux as well. In 1867, Chateau Olivier was purchased by the mayor of Bordeaux, Alexandre de Bethmann. The estate continues to remain the hands of the Bethmann family today. Almost a century later, Chateau Olivier was officially listed as one of Gironde’s Sites Pittoresques and became a protected structure. In 1953, the chateau, its outbuildings, moat and fountain classified as historic monuments.
Region Info/ Origin
Pessac-Léognan is a wine growing area and Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée, in the northern part of the Graves region of Bordeaux. Unlike most Bordeaux appellations, Pessac-Léognan is recognised for both red and (dry) white wine, although red wine is still predominant. It includes the only red-wine producer outside the Haut-Médoc classified in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, the premier cru Château Haut-Brion, and also all of the châteaux listed in the 1953/59 classification of Graves. These classed growths account for a third of the wine produced in Pessac-Léognan.