Chateau Olivier (Futures Pre-sale) 2012

Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

Pre-sale:
ships after 06/01/15
Price: $28.99
Item No. 124496
  • WE94
  • WS92
  • JS92
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Critical Acclaim

"This is a rich wine with smooth tannins and velvet texture. The palate has remarkable density and a full mouthfeel that's concentrated and firm. The fruit is ripe and juicy.
Barrel Sample: 94-94 Points"
94 Points

"Good bright violet, plum pit, cherry preserve and red currant paste notes all mingle here, with a lightly briary edge on the finish and nice energy overall. Has good grip in reserve, too.
Barrel Sample: 89-92 Points"
92 Points

"Surprising depth of fruit and clarity in this wine with dark berry, wet earth and a long finish. Well done.
Barrel Sample: 91-92 Points"
92 Points

Learn About Chateau Olivier Map ItMap It

The Seigniory of Olivier dates back to the 12th century. The Chateau is surrounded by moats and an immense forest, protecting the most extraordinary site in the Bordeaux wine region. For years and years, Chateau Olivier has brought together the present and the past by making wines of great art in an estate that is the stuff of legends... Fashioned by the terroir in which they are...

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Learn About Pessac-Leognan

(PEH-sak lay-ohn-yawn) One of the top appellations within Graves, Pessac-Leognan is home to the only Graves chateau listed as a first growth in the 1855 Medoc classification - Chateau Haut-Brion. In fact, praise for the chateau dates back to the days of Thomas Jefferson, when, upon visiting the chateau in 1787, he bought 125 bottles for his cellar in Virginia. Notable Facts The...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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