Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Code: OLIV080
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.

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.
An expressive and tantalizing melange of blackcurrant, cedar and forest floor aromas give instant appeal. The palate is powerful, tight and chewy with cassis, black olive flavours beautifully balanced by a fresh acidity. The tannins are perfectly ripe and the finish long and sumptuous.
Delicious with rare roast beef with seasonal vegetables and yorkshire pudding.
Yields of 34hl/ha. Aged for 12 months in 35% new oak barrels.

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