|OVERVIEW||The 2015 Chateau Olivier offers vivacious red cherry and crisp strawberry fruit on the nose, biding its time, gently unfolding in the glass until it takes full flight. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and smooth wild strawberry and raspberry fruit, laced with cedar and a pleasant saltiness. This is one of the best Château Olivier reds in recent years. This is one of the best wines from Chateau Olivier in recent years, thanks to its greater depth and harmony. Laurent Lebrun has done a great job here.|
Neal Martin - eRobertParker.com #224 (Apr 2016)
Enticing, offering bitter plum and dark cherry notes, with a supple structure, a whiff of black tea and a polished finish.
Power and poise of rich, muscular tannic frame for good ageing potential. Continuing the more serious expression of Olivier over last few years, begun with the inclusion of the new Bel Air plot of vines that represents 30% of the blend. New addition also in 2015 of 1ha of Petit Verdot, representing 5% of wine along with 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot. 14.2%abv, 3.8pH.
A solid and chewy red with walnut shell, ripe berry and chocolate aromas and flavors. Lots of tannins. Full body. Coming together nicely.
Here's a ripe and jammy wine, rich with red plum and black currant fruits. It has a fresher side from the crisp acidity that shines through the concentrated structure and which continues strongly at the end.
The 2015 Olivier is wonderfully fleshy and seductive. The interplay of ripe 2015 fruit and more savory, earthy undertones is compelling. Cedar, smoke, licorice and tobacco add shades of nuance in a lovely, understated Pessac-Léognan endowed with real class and depth. This could turn out to be one of the real sleepers of the vintage.
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