Château Tanaïs Olivier 2005
A blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle. A classic white Bordeaux, stylish and versatile with light aromas of lemon, grapefruit and melon complimented by a crisp and medium body. Chateau Olivier have deisgned this wine to drink young but it will also age for up to 10 years.
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External Reviews for Château Tanaïs Olivier
Another excellent vintage for Bordeauxrsquo;s dry whites, which tend to be vastly underrated and exceptionally long-lived (30ndash;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.
[Barrel tasting] Lots of apple, mineral and lemon character with vanilla undertones. Full-bodied, with a bright acidity and a long finish. Serious. Well done.
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.
A very ripe white, with mango, honey and vanilla character. Full-bodied, with lots of flavor and a long finish. Will improve with age. Drink now through 2004.
Mild lees scents introduce this supple young wine, showing finesse in its structure, though not much flavor yet. The acidity seems to hold flavors of kumquat and grapefruit, even as the oak suppresses them. This should show more of itself when five to eight years old.
Lemon zest, smoky oak, fig, and buttery tropical fruit characteristics are present in this straightforward, fruit-driven Pessac-Léognan. Earthy, with good acidity as well as excellent weight and depth, it should be consumed over the next 10-12 years.
(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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