Chateau Olivier 2012

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2012 Pessac-Leognan Rouge Cru Classe

Although challenging, 2012 benefited Chateau Olivier's Cabernet Sauvignons which make up 60% of the final blend. The 2012 Chateau Olivier is a real success. The nose is expressive, fresh, and elegant. The palate is in line with high standards of Pessac-Leognan Cru Classe. The refined vintage offers blended tannins and lovely maturity. Superbly crafted wine.

Parker : 88 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
This dark, ruby/purple wine from this famous fortified chateau is indicative of a higher level of quality emerging from this perennial underachiever. The 2012 exhibits nice, sweet black cherry, strawberry and currant fruit and spicy oak, earth and spice. It is elegant, medium-bodied and best drunk over the next 12-14 years. Kudos to proprietor Jean-Jacques de Bethmann for upgrading the performance of this estate.
Bordeaux
Grape varieties
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Environment
Sustainable

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Dessert wine
No

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Olivier

Classification
Cru classe

Parker
88

Allergens
Contains sulfites