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Chateau Olivier 2009

Chateau Olivier 2009
 
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2009 Pessac-Leognan Cru Classe

This gorgeous vintage starts off with complex bouquet which combines wood, liquorice, and tobacco. The 2009 Chateau Olivier tannins carry a rare combination of sweetness and smoothness. The texture gives the impression of chewing on fruity jelly bean, with flavours coating the entire palate. Power, elegance, persistence, and quite mesmerizing charm confirm a superior Pessac-Leognan with outstanding ageing potential.

Parker : 88-90+ / 100
J. Suckling : 92 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
This perennial underachiever performed well above my expectations, and I am prepared to say this is the best Olivier I have ever tasted. Dense ruby/purple, with sweet, unsmoked cigar tobacco intermixed with graphite, black currants, cherries, and spice, it is medium to full-bodied, fleshy, beautifully textured, and long. It should drink well for 20 or more years. (Tasted once.)
BordeauxPessac-Leognan
Alcohol
14.5

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable

Decanter
17.5

J. Robinson
16

J. Suckling
92

R. Gabriel
15

Wine Spectator
90

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pessac-Leognan

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Olivier

Classification
Cru classe

Parker
88-90+

Allergens
Contains sulfites