Chateau Olivier 2005
It is excellent with beef, lamb, grilled veal, game such as pheasant, and poultry such as grilled turkey.
This is sleekly lean, the pencil-thin pencil lead and currant character of Graves here plumped up by oak aging. The wood influence dominates now, though the fruit should come forward with a few years in the cellar.
A solidly made, very competent effort, Olivier's spicy, monolithic, medium-bodied, dark ruby/purple-colored 2005 reveals black cherry, cassis, and spice characteristics along with a hint of herbaceousness. It should drink well for 10-15 years.
Dark in color, with aromas of crushed blackberry, mineral and hints of new wood. Medium-bodied, with firm tannins and a slightly hollow midpalate, but clean. Best after 2011. 8,330 cases made.
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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... View More