Chateau Olivier Blanc 1996

Bordeaux White Blends from Graves, Bordeaux, France

$24.99
Item No. 19857
  • white wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • WS90
  • 2007
  • WS90

Winemaker's Notes

Though Château Olivier wines are not "big," they are charming and elegant dinner companions. Made in a soft, approachable style with light tannins and relatively low acidity. Supple and medium-bodied, these wines are at their best two to four years after the vintage for white.

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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 Graves

(grahv) Gravel Guru Named so for the gravelly base of soil common in the area, Graves is diverse in the wines it creates. Think red, white and sweet. The best reds of Graves are in Pessac-Leognan in the north, including the famed and lauded first growth, Chateau Haut Brion. There, and in the central area of Graves, come some deliciously dry white wine, while towards the...

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Learn About Bordeaux White Blends

Bordeaux White Blend
There's white wine in Bordeaux, too! Typically made from Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and bits of Muscadelle, white Bordeaux can be a fully dry table wine or, as in Sauternes, a deliciously sweet dessert wine. In other areas of the world, a Bordeaux blend consists primarily of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, either of which may be the predominant variety. Bordeaux blends can vary in style, but most have good acidity and often a mineral overtone.

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Winemaker's Notes The white Graves are the best white wines of Bordeaux. Chateau Olivier has found the perfect balance between ...
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