Chateau Olivier

+33 5 56 64 73 31 175 Avenue de Bordeaux
Leognan, 33850
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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 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 Read more »

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  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Chateau Olivier 2012


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    Wine review by mark

  • Like many foodies, I adore oysters on the half shell. One of my first jobs working in a professional kitchen as a kid, after I was promoted from the pot sink, was shucking oysters and serving them iced on the half shell. I got very adept at opening them very quickly – but of course, who doesn’t prefer to have someone open their oysters for them?... Read More

    From the article Nonconformist Oyster & Wine Pairings

  • He's got the best nose in the country which arguably knows wine best. Jonathan Bauer-Monneret won the title France's best sommelier this fall at the Union de la Sommellerie Francaise's (UDSF) 28th annual event in Beaune. Bauer-Monneret beat out three other competitors on the road to the championship, according to local wine sources: Mikaël Grou ... Read More

    From the article France Names Country's Best Sommelier

  • Here's another of those eye-popping offers from HDH, though it always surprises me how (relatively) reasonable bottle prices are for older Bordeaux library offerings compared to those from the last several years. And Montrose itself was never really found by the Chinese. There's no question of provenance here since these bottles are all from the... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Montrose: good stuff!

  • Some Bordeauxish options:La Parde de Haut-Bailly is about $20 in France, less in Switzerland (!), more in the States. 2nd wine of the Chateau, which has improved quite a bit in recent years.Chateux Teyssier (St. Emilion), Olivier (Pessac-Leognan) and Potensac (Medoc) can still be found under $30, if not $20 anymore. Oliver's white is also excell... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Your fave Cab under $20?!

  • I looked at the wine list and I can't really tell what things cost because I have almost no idea what their currency is (well, it's the Krona, but anyone can look it up) and at 195 of those to the dollar, a country with presumably high costs, I'm just guessing, but it won't be cheap.  But you are already there, so drink something good. With that... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hotel Holt in Reykajvik, Iceland

  • Traveling to Iceland next week with my wife. Staying at the Hotel Holt in Reykjavik where the hotel boasts of a wine list of 4,000 vintage wines. Then traveling to the Hotel Ion for a 2 day stay where if lucky enough we will sit in their glass enclosed bar to view the Northern Lights. Hoping the Ion also has some fine wine for tasting. Will repo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hotel Holt in Reykajvik, Iceland

  •    I just posted almost all of my notes on Bordeaux 2012 on my ... ... appealed.  The Chateau Olivier 2009 white was a touch warm, but of high quality, while the Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2010 white proved its mettle yet again (I liked it from barrel, from bottle earlier this year) with quite ripe orange but also very good acidity.  After the... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Tasting highlights from en...

  • Rioja Olivier Riviere Rayos Uva Red Vintage Rioja Spain 2010


    On the nose, this wine is bright with currants and dark berries, with sweet spices and cedar rounding it off. On the palate, it is medium-bodied and filled with red and black currants, backed by ripe black cherry and sweet spice. Fine tannins and a nice acidic zip to the fruit on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Craig Bilodeau

  • If I were anywhere near New York on the 29th I'd be going to this event. Great wine, interesting winemakers, and lots of old posters, art nouveau or otherwise. Why is it I'd rather have one of them on my wall then a Flash banner ad from the Web?Price seems like more than a bargain, and the money goes to charity, too....   ... Here's your chance ... Read More

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