GRAND CRU FULL-BODY GRAVES WITH POLISHED TANNINS
A red with depth and focus, showing blackberries, chocolate and black olives. Some smoky undertones. Some fresh herbs, too. It’s full-bodied, round and polished. Better than the 2018.
- James Suckling 93-94 points, Robert Parker 92-94 points.
- French oak for 12 to 14 months
- Cabernet Sauvignon 58%, Merlot 40%, Petit-Verdot 2%
- Shipped Exclusively
Cellaring: Drink now or through 2032
Food Pairing: Pair this wine well with flank steak with shallots or red wine braised turkey.
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE:
The vineyard of Château Olivier is located 11 km from Bordeaux, in the heart of a field of 210 hectares consisting of meadows around the castle, century-old oaks, pions and a vineyard of 50 hectares. The average age of the vineyard is 20 years old. The soils and basements are serious Guziennes and clay-limestone. The grape variety is 51% cabernet sauvignon, 41% black merlot and 8% cabernet franc.
The work in the vineyard is traditional, and “green” operations are conducted at the castle: leaf stripping, manual harvesting.. The choice of bunches is meticulous: harvest by hand in crates, sorting table in the cellar. The breeding is carried out in barrels of which 40% new for 12 months. A gigantic work on the soil has shown that the lands of Chateau Olivier were located on the most beautiful terroirs of the Pessac Léognan appellation. All the work done during these last 10 years should allow the castle Olivier to find his rank which was his in the 19th century. Read more.