The deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Olivier features Black Forest cake, kirsch, dried herbs and warm cassis with hints of garrigue, tapenade, forest floor and truffles. Medium-bodied with an elegantly styled palate, it has a solid foundation of ripe, grainy tannins and great freshness lifting the long earthy finish.
Grand Cru classé produced in the denomination of Pessac-Léognan , the château Olivier red benefits from a vineyard of 52 hectares . With 20 years of average age, the vines are planted on soils made up of Gunzienne graves and clay-limestone subsoils. The wine is aged in barriques for 12 months. The 2016 vintage comes from an assembly of 50% of Cabernet-Sauvignon , 45% of Merlot and 5% of Petit-Verdot .
Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Petit Verdot