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