Chateau Olivier Blanc 2017
The relatively cool weather in August and cloudy skies throughout the summer well and truly locked in the fresh aromas and richness in our white wines. The Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc wines are very aromatic.
Blend: 75% Sauvignon Blanc, 23% Semillon, 2% Muscadelle
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This textured, crisp and herbal wine also has plenty of fruitiness. Green-fruit flavors balance with spice, hints of toast and taut aftertaste. While the wine could be drunk soon, giving it until 2021 would be better.
Barrel Sample: 92-93
Very juicy, with a wide array of lime, green and yellow apple, star fruit and white peach flavors gilded liberally with quinine, honeysuckle and fleur de sel notes. A rapier, holding some depth in reserve should you wish to cellar this for a slightly richer expression. Drink now through 2023.
The Olivier 2017 Blanc gives up green mango, guava and pink grapefruit aromas with notes of honeysuckle, mandarin peel and ginger. The palate is medium-bodied, clean, crisp and minerally with great length.
Barrel Sample: 89-91
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 rooted, shaped by all those who work the vines, the wines of Chateau 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.