Grape(s): 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Localization: Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, France
Tasting Notes: The wine dress is garnet red. The nose is very aromatic with aromas of ripe red fruits, jam and slightly smoked. The mouth is long, round and fleshy. The tannins are silky and elegant.
Notes: Chateau Olivier can be enjoyed on the young side with decanting. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 1 to 90 minutes, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.
The Domain: At the heart of a vast estate made up of forest, meadows and vineyards, Château Olivier emerges from its woods as if in a clearing.
Its beautiful architecture, its bodies of water and the quality of the ancillary buildings make it an exceptional site in the heart of nature, just eleven kilometers from Bordeaux.
Olivier is a very old seigniory, of which we find traces in the High Middle Ages. The Black Prince, it is said, liked to come and hunt there, as the surrounding forests were so rich in game.
Since the 19th century, the estate has belonged to an old Bordeaux family, the Bethmann family.