Château Olivier Blanc 2020 Grand Cru Classé, Pessac Leognan 6 x 75cl

OLIV065
Classified for its red and white wines, Château Olivier is surrounded by forest that not only influences the property’s micro-climate, but which has given it 8 hectares of prime vineyard, already in the Pessac-Léognan AOC. A detailed geological survey in 2003 revealed the forest was planted on a croupe of compact gravel, perfect for Cabernet Sauvignon.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.
Type:
Vintage:
2020
Size:
6 x 75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
75% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Semillon
Genres:
Style:
N/A
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Pessac-Léognan
Body:
Rich, rounded and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2022 through to 2028
£112.00
 

Château Olivier Blanc

Château Olivier has been in the hands of the de Bethmann family since it was acquired by Alexandre de Bethmann in the late-19th century. The de Bethmann family are descended from German nobility, and grew into a successful banking dynasty, and so probably didn’t have any great shortage of funds; the acquisition of an attractive and ancient property such as Olivier was probably not much of a fiscal challenge, especially if we consider the family also owned Gruaud-Larose at one point, and their bank made a significant contribution towards the financing of the construction of the Eiffel Tower.

Tasting Notes

Pale-yellow colour. The nose is very expressive, displaying citrus notes. The wine starts out lively with noticeable citrus aromas following through to the palate. Sweet pastry overtones come to the fore, giving the impression of sweetness. The finish is long and remarkably fruity.

Vinification

Yields of 50hl/ha