Chateau Olivier Rouge 1985 - Pessac-Leognan

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Château Olivier, located in Léognan (Pessac-Léognan) and whose building is a historical monument, is one of the oldest estates in Bordeaux. Since the 19th century, the estate was the property of an old Bordeaux family, Bethmann (of German origin). Jean-Jacques de Bethmann is the current owner and Laurent Lebrun technical director. The vineyard of 60 hectares has a very good location. His gravelly soil Günziennes Garonne consists, in its upper part, of red varieties. On the rest of the plot, richer in clay, planted white grape varieties. Red Graves products are tannic and concentrated. They develop black fruit aromas with nuances of tobacco and roasted herbs. They have a good balance and are very pleasant. This area is one of the most famous of its name, it has also been classified Grand Cru de Graves in 1953. The first area of the wine is aged for 12 months in new barrels. The nose shows aromas of red fruit (strawberry, berries) and hints of licorice and tobacco. The palate reveals silky tannins and a sweet material.

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SKU R676
Color Red
Bottle Size 0.75 L
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pessac-Léognan
Alcohol 12.50
Main grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Grapes 51% cabernet sauvignon, 41% merlot, 8% cabernet franc
Maturing Barrique
When to drink N/A
Vintage 1985
Vintage Description

An exceptional vintage. Particularly elegant in their youth, these wines are now velvety, sweet and of great finesse. The wines of the Medoc, with soft tannins well, impress with their tenderness and their fruity. The Pomerol and Saint-Emilion combine wonderfully concentration and finesse. The dry whites are rich and complex. Sweet wines are ample, fruity and honeyed