Refined, precise and delightfully ready to drink already. A fantastic job from Olivier that can be drunk now or kept in the cellar till 2035
A magnificent property nestled in the heart of lush greenery in the heart of Graves in the south of the Bordeaux region, Château Olivier is a superb reference in the Pessac-Léognan appellation.
Château Olivier guarantees consistency and excellence in its precise wines, offering an easily recognisably signature style, characterised by a nice harmony and beautiful minerality.
Though 2017 was notoriously hit by frost, the team at Chateau Olivier managed a wonderful job of allowing the grapes to express their very best. With its blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (58%), supplemented by Merlot (40%) and Petit Verdot representing a smaller proportion than in previous vintages (2%), the Chateau Olivier red 2017 from Pessac-Léognan is a successful wine indeed.
Ripe and juicy, featuring warmed currant preserve, fig paste and cherry puree flavors, entwined with licorice snap, apple wood, bay leaf and tar notes. Vivid and energetic through the finish.
92/100 Wine Spectator
91/100 James Suckling