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Date Printed: 9/15/2014
Chateau Olivier  2005
Chateau Olivier 2005
(search item no. 101707)
collectible wine
older vintages

Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/15/2014: $45.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Grand Cru Classé red wine is a delicious full flavored wine with excellent structure. It has a dark ruby/purple color and reveals black cherry, cassis, and spice characteristics. This wine is fleshy, savory, elegant with concentrated tannins, and long on the palate. A judicious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot enables them to improve with age.

It is excellent with beef, lamb, grilled veal, game such as pheasant, and poultry such as grilled turkey.

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About Chateau Olivier:

The Seigniory of Olivier dates back to the 12th century. The Château is surrounded by moats and an immense forest, protecting the most extraordinary site in the Bordeaux wine region.

For years and years, Château 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 rooted, shaped by all those who work the vines, the wines of Château Olivier are a magnificent expression of their appellation among the six Classified Growths of Graves in red and white. Skillfully perpetuating the history of the estate, the wine-growers of Olivier help give the wines they produce the same charm and authenticity as its surrounding walls which are nearly a thousand years old.

Our ambition to develop quality further can be seen first and foremost in the dynamic, technically modern methods we use to enhance the terroir. The recent geological discoveries in the two gravel mounds of Olivier have confirmed the richness and diversity of an outstanding viticultural heritage. 11 different terroirs have been identified, passed down by those who once contributed to the building of the fine reputation of Bordeaux’s great growths. The new vat-house, re-designed to bring the very best out of each of the estate’s plots, house the year’s harvest. It is a perfect balance between ancient architecture and state-of-the-art equipment.