Chateau Olivier 2005 - Pessac-Leognan
Before becoming an area among the most famous of Pessac-Léognan, the Olivier castle is a beautiful building straight out of the Middle Ages with guard towers and a moat. The Black Prince - Edward Plantagenet, sinister reputation - loved to hunt in game forests that surrounded the castle. Since the 19th century, the estate was the property of an old Bordeaux family, Bethmann, which has in its ranks a mayor of Bordeaux and is connected to an old German family. The current owner, Jean-Jacques de Bethamnn, entrusted the direction of the operating Laurent Lebrun, agronomist and oenologist. The 60 hectares of vineyards occupy a gravel soil on clay-limestone base that allows the production of red wines and white wines of high quality. Cultivated according to the principles of organic farming, but without having the certification, they provide 200,000 bottles per year. Proof of the quality of wines of Chateau Olivier, the area has been classified Grand Cru de Graves in 1953 for all of its production.
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|When to drink||2015-2020|
|Vintage Description||A homogeneous harvest grapes in perfect health and a relatively reasonable volume (6,000,000 hl): it is indeed an exceptional vintage! Ideal weather conditions from May - permanent sunshine without excess heat, very little rain and cool nights - enabled slow ripening characteristic of years of legendary Bordeaux. The Merlots are as successful as the Cabernet: intense and elegant fruit, balance, depth, richness, concentration and extreme freshness, not to mention an almost unlimited aging potential. Only time will tell us if they prove as great as in 2000, 1989 and 1982 which already readily compared. Sweet wines are as grandiose, offering a nice balance between sugar / alcohol / acidity, and delicious candied nuances, roasted and toasted, which blend fine woody notes. On a more classic style than the exceptional 2003 they are nevertheless comparable to the magnificent 2001 and 1997, or even greater.|