Château Olivier 2012 – Pessac-Léognan, Grand Cru Classé de Graves

The nose is fruity, racy / mineral and rich. It reveals notes of cassis, boysenberry and fine touches of blueberry associated with a hint of black cherry, wild strawberry, a discreet note of raspberry, fine spicy notes as well as a hint of cardamom and Ceylon tea. The palate is fruity, mineral, silky, sleek, harmonious, quite straight, finely gourmande and offers a fine acid frame and a nice definition. On the palate this wine expresses notes of blackberry, cassis and fine notes of black cherry associated with touches of red fruit (wild strawberry, cherry, a hint of redcurrant), fine notes of chocolate, liquorice as well as a hint of cigar and oak. Tannins are fine, elegant and supple. There is a fine hint of salinity on the finish. Good length and persistence with fine notes of dark chocolate, blackberry and a hint of toasted oak.

Note (Score): 16.25/20

Note (Score): 92-93/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 2016/10

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)