Château Olivier

Pessac-Léognan Blanc White Bordeaux Blend

9.0101 ratings
9.024 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Sauvignon, Sémillon, Muscadelle
Top Notes For
Douglas Renall

Élégant, beautiful minerality #bordeaux

Élégant, beautiful minerality #bordeaux

Jan 14th, 2018
Matt Trader

Absolutely loving this 2015 vintage of Bordeaux whites - they're full of life and bright acidity and ample concentration in fruit. This one stands out a bit from some, it is more green and citric, which I like as well. Aromas of ginger, fresh grass cuttings, lemon peel, white hydrangeas all on the nose. The pallet is zingy, but with a light creamy texture as well - golden pear, Granny Smith apple, underripe grapefruit, white pepper, wet slate, and a touch of lemongrass to the finish. Needs several years but will see a great 10 year life ahead of it. Great stuff from one of the oldest in Pessac Leognan - 12th century!

Absolutely loving this 2015 vintage of Bordeaux whites - they're full of life and bright acidity and ample concentration in fruit. This one stands out a bit from some, it is more green and citric, which I like as well. Aromas of ginger, fresh grass cuttings, lemon peel, white hydrangeas all on the nose. The pallet is zingy, but with a light creamy texture as well - golden pear, Granny Smith apple, underripe grapefruit, white pepper, wet slate, and a touch of lemongrass to the finish. Needs several years but will see a great 10 year life ahead of it. Great stuff from one of the oldest in Pessac Leognan - 12th century!

Oct 13th, 2017
Chris MacLean

Melons and structure.

Melons and structure.

Sep 2nd, 2017
S Butterfield

Sommelier Flask Fine Wines

9.4

Glorious. The Semillon is the vessel which carries this wine to greatness. Almost tannic like acidity. Heavy and huge and refined. Cedar and smoke and boxberry. Melon fruit. Rich and lean. More please.

Glorious. The Semillon is the vessel which carries this wine to greatness. Almost tannic like acidity. Heavy and huge and refined. Cedar and smoke and boxberry. Melon fruit. Rich and lean. More please.

Feb 5th, 2017
Chris MacLean

A tad disjointed but there's lots of energy. Should integrate well over the long run.

A tad disjointed but there's lots of energy. Should integrate well over the long run.

Jul 17th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.5

Lean, green, saline.

Lean, green, saline.

Apr 7th, 2016
Fabien Lainé

Blogger VinDeling.com

8.6

Nice fruity notes but mild and lack of freshness

Nice fruity notes but mild and lack of freshness

Aug 14th, 2015
Raymond Rolander

Awesome white bourdeaux on the menu.

Awesome white bourdeaux on the menu.

Aug 2nd, 2015
Charlie Evans

Was the Blanc

Was the Blanc

Dec 27th, 2014
Nico J. Snyman

Bordeaux Blanc...

Bordeaux Blanc...

Apr 23rd, 2014