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Kahn's Fine Wines USD 42.99 750ml

Château Olivier Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2009

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This is very plump at the core, offering lots of citrus oil, almond, straw and melon rind notes, with plenty of brisk quinine and fleur de sel along the edges. Shows lots of range, with a lovely herb-driven finish.-J.M. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Chateau Olivier Blanc 750ml

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Location: Chateau Olivier is a 220 hectare estate located in the Graves region almost directly south of the city of Bordeaux. Classification: In the 1959 classification of the Graves Region, Chateau Olivier was given the highest ranking for both it's red and white wines. There were only 6 estates that received this ranking for red wines as well as whites. Vineyards: Of the... Read more
Location: Chateau Olivier is a 220 hectare estate located in the Graves region almost directly south of the city of Bordeaux. Classification: In the 1959 classification of the Graves Region, Chateau Olivier was given the highest ranking for both it's red and white wines. There were only 6 estates that received this ranking for red wines as well as whites. Vineyards: Of the 220 hectares at Chateau Olivier, only 50 hectares are planted to grapes. The vineyards at Chateau Olivier are densely planted with 8,000 to 10,000 plants per hectare. The soil is made up of limestone and gravel. The gravel has an unusual mix of quartz, jasper, flint and other minerals. Chateau Olivier has 38 hectares of vineyards growing grapes for red wines. The red wine vineyards are planted with 45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. The average age of the grape vines used for making red wines is 25 years. Chateau Olivier has 12 hectares of vineyards devoted to the production of white wines. Within the 12 hectares of white grapes, the vineyard is planted with 55% Semillion, 40% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscadelle. The average age of the grape vines used for making white wines is 40 years. Winemaking: Olivier produces an average of 18,000 cases of red wine and 6,000 cases of white wine. The red wines are produced by Guy Guimberteau while the winemaker for the white wines is Denis Dubourdieu. As is required by local Appellation d'Origine regulations, all the grapes are harvested by hand. A great deal of care is taken to harvest only those clusters where the grapes are healthy and in prime condition. Chateau Olivier uses temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for fermentation of the grape must. Red wines are fermented at 25-30 degrees C. White wines are fermented at 20 degrees C. After the wine is fermented, Chateau Olivier lets it age in barrel for 12 months. This is true for the white wine as well as the red wine. The oak barrels on the estate are replaced at the rate of 1/3 per year. History: Chateau Olivier has a very long history. The first building was constructed in the 11th or 12th century. There are records of the Seigniory of Olivier as far back as 1273. The 'Black Prince' (Prince Noir) lived in Chateau Olivier in the middle of the 14th century. Chateau Olivier passed into the hands of Pierre Pernel, the Baron of Brede, as part of the dowry received when he married Marie de Lasserre in 1663. Marie was the daughter of the Lord of Olivier. Pierre Pernel's only daughter married Jacques de Secondat, the Baron de Montesquieu, and Chateau Olivier had another owner. The Bethmann family bought Chateau Olivier in 1886 and it continues as a family owned property. Jean-Jacques Bethmann and his wife Reine Claude are the current owners. Read less

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Snooth User: taloucci
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 01/31/2010

Five glasses


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
Vintage: 1992 06/21/2009

I really enjoy the few whites I have had from Graves. I happened on this 1992 Olivier in the cellar at my favorite liquor store for only $10. As it was old, it was a gamble, but it paid off. This was a nice, still crisp white with balanced minerality, acidity and hints of sour apple. We had to drink it all immediately as once opened, it went downhill quickly. Not sure a bottle this old would still be good now and moving forward.


External Reviews for Château Olivier Pessac-Léognan Blanc

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Vintage: 2011 05/16/2012

This is very plump at the core, offering lots of citrus oil, almond, straw and melon rind notes, with plenty of brisk quinine and fleur de sel along the edges. Shows lots of range, with a lovely herb-driven finish.-J.M. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Chateau Olivier Blanc 750ml


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Vintage: 2011 05/08/2012

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Chateau Olivier Blanc 750ml


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Vintage: 2010 05/30/2011

Château Olivier, a listed national landmark dating from the 12th century, is situated in a site of outstanding natural beauty just 11km from Bordeaux. The estate covers 220 hectares of which 52 are under vine in a single block on a south-facing gravely rise. Great care is lavished in the vineyard : bunches of unripe grapes are removed when necessary for maximum concentration, leaves are thinned out, grapes are sorted before crushing, and the wine is blended so that only the finest vats are sold under the prestigious great growth label. Château Olivier is a well-balanced wine of great finesse and elegance. The white wine is fermented and aged in barrel on its lees, which are regularly stirred. The red wine is fermented in temperature-controlled vats prior to ageing in oak barrels.


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Vintage: 2005 05/19/2011

Another excellent vintage for Bordeaux's dry whites, which tend to be vastly underrated and exceptionally long-lived (30-40 years in some cases). The 2005s possess crisp acidity as well as serious weight, richness, and texture. Space constraints did not allow full tasting notes, but this is one of the top 2005 dry white Bordeaux wines.


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Vintage: 2005 01/10/2013

Lemon zest, smoky oak, fig, and buttery tropical fruit characteristics are present in this straightforward, fruit-driven Pessac-Landeacute;ognan. Earthy, with good acidity as well as excellent weight and depth, it should be consumed over the next 10andndash;12 years.


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Vintage: 2005 01/04/2012

Lemon zest, smoky oak, fig, and buttery tropical fruit characteristics are present in this straightforward, fruit-driven Pessac-Leacute;ognan. Earthy, with good acidity as well as excellent weight and depth, it should be consumed over the next 10ndash;12 years.


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Vintage: 2005 05/19/2011

(Barrel tasting) Very fine. Gorgeous floral and berry aromas. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and a long, long, silky finish. Almost 92-94.


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