Château Olivier Rouge 2008

OLIV025
A wonderful Claret from a great Grand Cru Château. Whilst Pessac Leognan is not as fashionable as Margaux or St Emilion this wine really delivers with both quality and approachability.
Type:
Vintage:
2008
Size:
75cl
Main Grapes:
Grape Mix:
45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Pessac-Léognan
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2025
Closure Type:
Cork

Producer and Tasting Notes


Château Olivier

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

Plush and inviting, with rounded plum, raspberry and cherry notes backed by perfumy spice and tea. A hint of warm stone runs through the finish.

Food Matches

Serve at 8°-10° with game, red meat, pork and cheese.