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Date Printed: 7/30/2016
Chateau Olivier  2010
Chateau Olivier 2010
(search item no. 121330)
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James Suckling rating: 95 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/30/2016: $41.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2015 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2015 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2015 Decanter rating: 93 points
2015 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2015 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2014 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2014 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2014 Decanter rating: 92 points
2014 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2014 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2012 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2012 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 wine very elegant blackish color boasts all the characteristics of a great vintage. The bouquet is appealing. On the palate the explosion of strawberry, blackberry and raspberry flavors combines with light, pleasantly silky tannins. The overall impression is smooth and fruity. The finesse of the cabernets and the roundness of the merlots once again turn out to be perfectly complementary. This is a great, racy wine, a perfect expression of its deep-gravel terroir and a wine that offers a new dimension.

Blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot

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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.