Chateau Olivier Blanc 2018
The Sauvignon Blanc wines are very expressive and fruity, with a bouquet of peach and white flowers. They are rich, but show good acidity on the palate, along with a beautiful, pure, and deep flavor profile.
Blend: 75% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Semillon
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
Barrel Sample: 92-94
Olivier comes close to delivering the kick that's missing in many of the Pessac whites this year. It's a juicy, rich, well structured wine that maintains its freshness. I tasted this a few times and it definitely delivers the slate crawl towards the finish that slows down your experience and makes a great white stretch out. 45hl/ha yield. 30% new oak for ageing. Drinking Window 2020 - 2030. Barrel Sample: 93
Features an atypical bitter orange edge that melds nicely with the core of lemon curd, gooseberry and nectarine notes. Flashes of verbena and orange blossom check in, leading to a long singed almond thread on the finish. Distinctive. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Drink now through 2025
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.